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 9, 2013

Alec Kowalewski
Oregon State University has hired Alec Kowalewski as a turf specialist and professor.

January 7, 2013

Bumblebee
Oregon State University aims to see if creating more foraging habitat for bumblebees will increase the pollination and yield of blueberries bushes, which mostly depend on bees to turn their blossoms into berries.

January 3, 2013

Cow
Cows that eat bark, berries or branches from western juniper trees late in pregnancy are more likely to abort their calves or give birth early, Oregon State University researchers have discovered.

December 28, 2012

Stuart Reitz. (Photo by Bobbi Howell)
An entomologist formerly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture aims to help growers in Malheur County control key pests while reducing their use of pesticides in his new job with Oregon State University.

December 13, 2012

Rice - (Photo by Yamanaka Tamaki.)
Oregon State University aims to create rice with higher levels of vitamin B1 to make it more nutritious and at the same time, resistant to two crop-damaging diseases.

Recent Gardening Tips

January 16, 2015

They may take a little longer to get going, but these plants bloom for many years

January 9, 2015

January 2, 2015

Plant blooming shrubs to cheer up the chilly season

December 29, 2014

Learn how to successfully raise chickens before buying chicks

December 15, 2014

Take the agnst out of the holidays with gifts to fit your budget