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

May 16, 2003

Pub helps evade poison oak and poison ivy.

May 15, 2003

Western junipers in central and eastern Oregon show increasing signs of freeze damage and die-back this spring.

May 12, 2003

Food science researcher at OSU found that raisins are a great substitute for sodium nitrite, a preservative commonly used in beef jerky.
Mike Burke, OSU professor and associate dean was awarded a national distance education group’s highest award for service in 2003.

May 2, 2003

A new educational simulation tool developed jointly by the Oregon State University Extension Service and the Oregon Department of Corrections is helping inmates released from confinement make smoother transitions to life in society.

Recent Gardening Tips

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.

March 14, 2014

If you're growing hops to brew your own beer, you may notice silvery or pale green, brittle spikes rising from the crown of the plant or brown spots on the leaves this spring.