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 24, 2003

The Agricultural Research Foundation of Oregon has awarded grants for 28 Oregon State University projects ranging from a study of a new use for the world's oldest crop to research with several types of innovative crop production practices.
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 10, 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.

Recent Gardening Tips

February 27, 2015

Create habitat to attract benefiical snakes to the yard

February 13, 2015

A few days of sunny weather isn't enough to warm the soil

February 6, 2015

Though it looks like spring has come early, weather is never a sure thing

January 30, 2015

Weston Miller feeds public's hunger for knowledge on radio, TV and magazine

January 16, 2015

They may take a little longer to get going, but these plants bloom for many years