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

July 2, 2013

Staci Simonich, OSU environmental chemist
High emissions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can be linked to lung cancer deaths in the United States and countries with a similarly high socioeconomic rank, including Canada, Australia, France, and Germany, according to a study by Oregon State University.
Andrew Hulting (Photo by Emmalie Goodwin.)
Oregon State University has selected a weed management specialist with the Extension Service for a major endowed professorship.

June 26, 2013

4-H logo
The Oregon State University Extension Service's 4-H youth development program will induct four longtime volunteer leaders or retired staff into its Hall of Fame on June 28.
Sheep given supplements of organic selenium above United States government recommendations showed improved growth, weight and immunity, according to new research at Oregon State University.

June 20, 2013

IGFC (Photo by Bruce Dunlop)
Building more meat processing plants won't yield more local meat unless farmers and processors change how they do business with each other, according to a new report.

Recent Gardening Tips

October 5, 2015

A little research will help you get the color you prefer

September 25, 2015

Choose the best vegetables to plant again next year

September 18, 2015

It's natural to see spiders on the move this time of year

September 11, 2015

Try some unusual choices to get a different look in the garden

September 4, 2015

Apples come right off the tree, but pears need cold storage to ripen