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 16, 2003

Pub helps evade poison oak and poison ivy.

May 15, 2003

Western junipers in central and eastern Oregon show increasing signs of freeze damage and die-back this spring.

May 12, 2003

Food science researcher at OSU found that raisins are a great substitute for sodium nitrite, a preservative commonly used in beef jerky.
Mike Burke, OSU professor and associate dean was awarded a national distance education group’s highest award for service in 2003.

May 2, 2003

A new educational simulation tool developed jointly by the Oregon State University Extension Service and the Oregon Department of Corrections is helping inmates released from confinement make smoother transitions to life in society.

Recent Gardening Tips

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.

June 20, 2014

Avoid watering in the late afternoon so that the foliage is dry going into the night.