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

March 7, 2003

Homes in either rural or remote forested settings are at high risk of wildfire. Would your home and property survive should a wildfire occur in your area? Follow these steps and lower your risk of wildfire damage at home.

February 28, 2003

A new program from OSU Extension Service is helping forest owners pass down the family tree farm.
OSU’s 21st annual Art About Agriculture touring exhibition of fine art, Tour 2003, opens to the public on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 in the Giustina Art Gallery, of OSU’s La- Sells Stewart Center in Corvallis.

February 21, 2003

They're fluffy, they're frisky and they're arriving daily. The annual onslaught of spring lambs has begun at the Oregon State University Sheep Barns.

February 19, 2003

Biosolids contain nutrient-rich organic materials that can be beneficial for crops, soil, and livestock productivity.

Recent Gardening Tips

April 18, 2014

If you want to grow better plants, you first need to understand the texture of your soil.

April 11, 2014

Plant blueberries now for a great crop of sweet, healthful fruit in the future.

April 4, 2014

As the blossoms fade in your apple and pear trees this spring, keep an eye out for a fungus that flourishes in warm, wet weather, cautions the Oregon State University Extension Service.

March 28, 2014

From strawberry jam to fruit salad, nothing says summer quite like the succulent strawberry.

March 21, 2014

Skip the soil and try growing vegetables in an aquaponics system that turns fish waste into fertilizer for your plants.