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

December 8, 2003

"The Organic Farmer's Guide to Oregon State University," (EM 8835) lists OSU's analytical laboratories and services and OSU Extension publications of interest to organic and biologically intensive agriculture.

November 20, 2003

Faced with a changing forest products economy, Oregon's family forestland owners have struggled to get full market value for their harvested timber, particularly big saw logs that are 30 to 72 inches in diameter.

November 19, 2003

The great American turkey is probably never more popular than over the Thanksgiving holiday. During the rest of the year this much-maligned bird doesn't get a shred of respect.

November 18, 2003

Many working people in Oregon are going hungry. According to a new study released today by Oregon State University researchers, Oregon families experience more hunger than in other states – even when the head of household works full-time all year, or even

November 14, 2003

Anita Azarenko, a professor in OSU's Department of Horticulture who does teaching, research and extension work in the areas of tree fruit and nut production and physiology, has been named the department's interim head.

Recent Gardening Tips

May 1, 2015

Growing sweet potatoes can thrive in Willamette Valley

April 24, 2015

Dig up and cut apart plants when they start to show less vigor

April 17, 2015

Spring brings hungry animals to the surface

April 10, 2015

Certain varieties grow best in the Pacific Northwest

April 3, 2015

Attract mason bees to the garden to pollinate early bloomers