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

May 28, 2003

Now you can go to "food school" and learn how to create a new food product or business.

May 27, 2003

The Oregon Fryer Commission's sixth annual Youth Pen of Fryers Contest will be held on Saturday, June 28, at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall.

May 23, 2003

OSU scientists and collaborators will present their findings on cereal grain and seed crop research at the annual Hyslop Farm field day on Wednesday, May 28.
OSU’s Wheat Breeding Program will release a new variety of herbicide-resistant wheat this summer, and a new era of product licensing and intellectual property.

May 16, 2003

OSU publication can help families through the transition to a nursing home.

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.