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

January 27, 2003

All Oregon poultry producers should learn about Exotic Newcastle Disease.

January 3, 2003

Pedro Estrada has an unusual New Year's resolution for a 17-year-old. He’s resolved in 2003 to teach others how to build their own low-cost computers.
Web Wizard 4-H club member aims to help others learn skill

December 30, 2002

Jumbo. Colossal. Super colossal. The superlatives used to rate Treasure Valley onions suggest they could take over the world.

December 19, 2002

A handful of OSU Extension Service faculty are helping Oregon entrepreneurs grow an industry valued at $151 million a year.

Recent Gardening Tips

August 22, 2014

Deadheading makes sense for repeat bloomers and highly modified annuals, but for most other plants it is a matter of appearance and the personal taste of the gardener.

August 15, 2014

Rain actually does go away on summer days in the Pacific Northwest and during this dry time, when vegetables and flowers bask in sunlight, water use and costs can increase substantially.

August 8, 2014

OSU Extension horticulturist Brooke Edmunds troubleshoots common problems that afflict tomatoes.

August 1, 2014

Heat-loving squash and cucumber plants will take advantage of hot weather to blossom and set fruit. Successful pollination depends on insect pollinators, such as honeybees and native bees, as well as timing and location.

July 25, 2014

In mild parts of western Oregon and along most of the coast, it is possible to grow a succession of garden vegetables throughout most of the year. Gardeners can extend the season well into fall in many parts of the Pacific Northwest with a little knowledge and protection of their plants from the elements.