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

March 9, 2004

The new chairperson and head of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University is OSU professor Dan Arp
The 2004 lambs are arriving at Oregon State University's Sheep Barn and the public is invited to view this annual spring ritual.

February 25, 2004

Oregon farmers and ranchers generated more than $3.4 billion during 2003 in sales of agricultural commodities, according to a recently completed report produced by the Oregon State University Extension Service.
Overall, 2003 gross sales of Oregon agricultural commodities rose significantly over year-earlier levels, but some sectors of Oregon agriculture did not perform as well as others.

February 19, 2004

Researchers at Oregon State University have created purple-fruited tomatoes that include anthocyanins – the same class of health-promoting pigments in red wine that function as antioxidants and are believed to prevent heart disease.

Recent Gardening Tips

October 9, 2015

With proper care, hazelnuts, walnuts and chestnuts should last through the winter

October 5, 2015

A little research will help you get the color you prefer

September 25, 2015

Choose the best vegetables to plant again next year

September 18, 2015

It's natural to see spiders on the move this time of year

September 11, 2015

Try some unusual choices to get a different look in the garden