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 1, 2003

A new pamphlet series explains how everyone can take care of streams.

July 31, 2003

The Oregon 4-H Youth Tech Wizards Club in Washington County will soon introduce geographic information systems technology to club members following a $20,000 grant from Intel Corporation in Hillsboro.

July 25, 2003

Eastern Filbert Blight discovered in S. Willamette Valley.
The Agricultural Research Foundation of Oregon has awarded grants for 28 Oregon State University projects ranging from a study of a new use for the world's oldest crop to research with several types of innovative crop production practices.
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

Recent Gardening Tips

September 26, 2014

Identifying diseases, pests and other threats to plant health can be a challenge for even the most experienced gardener or landscaper. A new online course from Oregon State University aims to make diagnosing sick plants and choosing the right treatment easier.

September 19, 2014

Late September is the time to start thinking about coaxing potted poinsettia plants back into color and bloom for December.

September 12, 2014

Yellow jackets buzzing around pop cans, hamburgers and fruit salad can ruin barbecues. And, because their sting can be life-threatening for some people, it might be necessary to destroy nests found near human activity.

September 5, 2014

Late blight, a fungal disease that infects tomatoes, usually shows up in Oregon gardens as weather turns wet and humid, and it’s dispersed by the wind and rain.

August 29, 2014

Good seed setters include sweet peas, sunflowers, calendula, borage, nasturtiums and annual delphiniums.