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

July 9, 2004

Farmers and ranchers throughout Oregon can compete for federal Value Added Producer Grants. The OSU Food Innovation Center has developed an online source for applicants called the “Grant Application Tool Kit,” available at

July 6, 2004

Imagine biting into a juicy apple or pear and experiencing a zinging fizzy sensation. OSU helped develop new product called Fizzy Fruit.

July 2, 2004

The OSU Extension 4-H program received a $187,000 grant to help increase participation of Latino youth and adults in Oregon 4-H clubs and activities.

June 21, 2004

Four OSU Extension Service faculty members have been recognized for outstanding career accomplishments in service to the Oregon 4-H Youth program.

June 18, 2004

Greg Perry, a professor in the Agriculture and Resource Economics Department at OSU, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research in Chile.

Recent Gardening Tips

October 21, 2016

Cities are not the biological deserts once thought

October 14, 2016

The traditional Christmas plants need a long period of darkness every day

October 7, 2016

You're not looking at the same needles over time

September 30, 2016

Wasp and lady beetle may control invasive insect in next one to two years

September 23, 2016

Avoid wating until the first frost to harvest