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

February 11, 2003

For some Portland area landowners, weekend chores mean more than cleaning the garage.

February 10, 2003

Talk about skyrocketing class sizes in education. Paul Heimowitz has the job of teaching 1.5 million students how to keep their watersheds healthy.
The state's most high-profile provider of non-formal education, the Oregon State University Extension Service—which has an office in every county—plans to shut down its Multnomah County office by the end of July because of a funding problem.
Oregon's best-known source of outside-the-classroom educational information, the Oregon State University Extension Service, has redesigned its website to make it easier for Oregonians to find answers to practical questions online.

February 7, 2003

A new publication from OSU Extension Service sorts out various systems of certification to help forest owners choose the best system for their forests and markets.

Recent Gardening Tips

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.

March 14, 2014

If you're growing hops to brew your own beer, you may notice silvery or pale green, brittle spikes rising from the crown of the plant or brown spots on the leaves this spring.