News

OSU Extension Service and agricultural research news

The Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC) department writes news releases about OSU’s agricultural research as well as the various programs offered by the university’s Extension Service. Below is an archive of these stories as well as a list of stories published in the media about Extension. You’ll also find gardening advice articles written by EESC. Contact our media liaisons.

Recent News Stories

September 24, 2003

Oregon State University scientists working on development of alternative crops to bolster the state's agricultural economy recently released a new variety of meadowfoam, an oilseed crop that yields high grade oils sought by the cosmetics and precision mac

September 23, 2003

Lyla Houglum, the dean and director of the Oregon State University Extension Service, has received a national professional organization's most prestigious award.

September 19, 2003

Packing a brown bag lunch isn't rocket science, but a little extra attention to detail can go a long way toward ensuring that your mid-day meal is nutritious and safe.
On Thursday (Sept. 25), agricultural producers throughout Oregon will have a chance to learn how to get federal money for adding value to their products.

September 12, 2003

The arrival of fall, with home-grown tomatoes ripening in gardens across Oregon, signals the beginning of homemade salsa season.

Recent Gardening Tips

August 29, 2014

Good seed setters include sweet peas, sunflowers, calendula, borage, nasturtiums and annual delphiniums.

August 22, 2014

Deadheading makes sense for repeat bloomers and highly modified annuals, but for most other plants it is a matter of appearance and the personal taste of the gardener.

August 15, 2014

Rain actually does go away on summer days in the Pacific Northwest and during this dry time, when vegetables and flowers bask in sunlight, water use and costs can increase substantially.

August 8, 2014

OSU Extension horticulturist Brooke Edmunds troubleshoots common problems that afflict tomatoes.

August 1, 2014

Heat-loving squash and cucumber plants will take advantage of hot weather to blossom and set fruit. Successful pollination depends on insect pollinators, such as honeybees and native bees, as well as timing and location.