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

August 8, 2003

Oregon State University and Washington State University will offer a workshop for would-be food industry entrepreneurs in Portland on Thursday, Aug. 28.
Food Innovation Center brings ideas to market.

August 7, 2003

The care package is a traditional favorite morale booster among military men and women who serve our country overseas.
The OSU Extension Service has published a new guide to the Pacific Northwest’s most dominant or potentially invasive weeds.

August 1, 2003

Unsure of how to safely prepare homemade salsa or home canned tuna? Or maybe you're curious about whether those pickles Grandma canned 20 years ago are still safe to eat.

Recent Gardening Tips

July 25, 2014

In mild parts of western Oregon and along most of the coast, it is possible to grow a succession of garden vegetables throughout most of the year. Gardeners can extend the season well into fall in many parts of the Pacific Northwest with a little knowledge and protection of their plants from the elements.

July 18, 2014

Need a summer cover crop to add nutrients to your garden's soil? Try planting buckwheat.

July 10, 2014

Many people pay more attention than usual to their roofs in the summer and fall as trees overhang, leaves pile up and fall rains are just around the corner.

July 3, 2014

What to do about garden pests, including insects, plant diseases and weeds, can be a challenge for gardeners who want to effectively manage the pests without damage to the environment and human health.

June 27, 2014

Construction materials can include fiberglass, wood, wire, plastic and PVC hoops.