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 25, 2003

The 70-page publication, “Southwestern Oregon Tree Selection Guide,” has descriptions of over 100 kinds of trees. Thirteen lists help homeowners narrow down their choices according to characteristics such as color, shade, size at maturity or deer resistan

July 11, 2003

Oregon State University students in the Department of Animal Sciences’ colt training program go through what may be the toughest final evaluation on campus.
El Servicio de Extensión ofrece más de 37 publicaciones y videos en español, con una amplia variedad de temas, incluyendo la jardinería, la cocina, el cuidado de niños y la seguridad para trabajadores agrícolas.
OSU animal scientist recognized for teaching excellence.
OSU Extension offers more than 37 publications and videos for Spanish speakers, on everything from home gardening, cooking and child raising to farm safety.

Recent Gardening Tips

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.

August 22, 2014

Deadheading makes sense for repeat bloomers and highly modified annuals, but for most other plants it is a matter of appearance and the personal taste of the gardener.