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 12, 2003

Temple Grandin, an authority on livestock handling and grazing animal behavior, will speak at Oregon State University Sept. 20 on proper livestock handling, welfare issues, livestock behavior and facilities design.
To a lot of Oregonians, 4-H may bring to mind images of farm kids, county fairs and blue ribbon goats, rabbits and pigs. In other words, 4-H seems mostly a rural affair.

September 5, 2003

Agricultural knowledge is transferred both to and from overseas, according to OSU agronomist.

September 2, 2003

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University has named two of its department heads to serve as associate deans.
The plant disease detectives at Oregon State University will soon be sleuthing for homeland security. OSU's Plant Clinic has been designated as part of a new nationwide network to safeguard America's food supply.

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.