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

July 25, 2003

Steve Knapp, awarded the Paul C. Berger Professorship, studies ways to genetically engineer oil seed plants to make them produce more oil for use in everything from cosmetics to detergents. Mark Mellbye, awarded the George R. Hyslop Professorship, researc
The 70-page publication, “Southwestern Oregon Tree Selection Guide,” has descriptions of over 100 kinds of trees. Thirteen lists help homeowners narrow down their choices according to characteristics such as color, shade, size at maturity or deer resistan

July 11, 2003

Oregon State University students in the Department of Animal Sciences’ colt training program go through what may be the toughest final evaluation on campus.
El Servicio de Extensión ofrece más de 37 publicaciones y videos en español, con una amplia variedad de temas, incluyendo la jardinería, la cocina, el cuidado de niños y la seguridad para trabajadores agrícolas.
OSU animal scientist recognized for teaching excellence.

Recent Gardening Tips

April 18, 2014

If you want to grow better plants, you first need to understand the texture of your soil.

April 11, 2014

Plant blueberries now for a great crop of sweet, healthful fruit in the future.

April 4, 2014

As the blossoms fade in your apple and pear trees this spring, keep an eye out for a fungus that flourishes in warm, wet weather, cautions the Oregon State University Extension Service.

March 28, 2014

From strawberry jam to fruit salad, nothing says summer quite like the succulent strawberry.

March 21, 2014

Skip the soil and try growing vegetables in an aquaponics system that turns fish waste into fertilizer for your plants.