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

July 11, 2003

OSU Extension offers more than 37 publications and videos for Spanish speakers, on everything from home gardening, cooking and child raising to farm safety.

June 10, 2003

The Oregon 4-H Youth Development Program's efforts to reach out to Oregon's Latino population has received a boost from a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service.

June 6, 2003

Keeping farm animals healthy is the best way to protect them from harmful, infectious diseases.

May 30, 2003

Emily Keerins of Canyon City has been awarded the $1,000 Babe Coe Memorial Scholarship in recognition of her achievements in 4-H.
The Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences recently recognized several top students for their scholarship and service during the 2002-03 academic year.

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.