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

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.

December 11, 2012

potatoes
Oregon State University once again has a plant breeder leading its potato development efforts after filling a position that was vacant for nearly two years.

December 7, 2012

Honeybee
The three-part Oregon Master Beekeeper Program teaches people how to raise the honey producers, which are crucial pollinators for blueberries, pears, cherries, apples and other crops.

December 6, 2012

Quinoa
Researchers from Oregon State University are exploring the potential for quinoa to grow in the Northwest’s diverse climates.

November 27, 2012

Beginning Urban Farmers in 2011 (Photo by Lynn Ketchum)
Oregon State University is accepting applications for its eight-month training program in the Portland area for aspiring urban farmers.

Recent Gardening Tips

November 26, 2014

For most people fires are more about enjoyment than saving money

November 21, 2014

Don't wait until spring to combat problems

November 14, 2014

Gardens get more damage as number of insects grows

October 31, 2014

Tulips, daffodils and other bulbs will put on a pretty display when planted in containers

October 24, 2014

Demonstration garden draws public interest in new type of vegetables