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

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
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.

Recent Gardening Tips

October 16, 2014

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean you've got to put your garden to bed

October 3, 2014

If you like to prolong color in your landscapes through the summer and into the fall, consider planting evergreen shrubs called Hebes (pronounced HEE-bees) for vivid color in both flowers and foliage during summer and fall.

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.