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

April 22, 2013

Cherry damaged by spotted wing drosophila
The spotted wing drosophila fly, which lays its eggs in fruit and makes it unmarketable, could reach record population levels in the Pacific Northwest this year, according to Oregon State University researchers.

April 15, 2013

Spring wheat damaged by nematodes
A microscopic parasitic roundworm is costing Pacific Northwest wheat growers $51 million in lost revenue each year because it's cutting grain yields by an average of about 5 percent, according to estimates by Oregon State University researchers.

April 10, 2013

(Photo by OSU's EESC.)
In three to five years, the Oregon State University Extension Service aims to get more than 1,000 youth enrolled in its 4-H clubs in Lane County, which are returning after a two-year absence.

April 9, 2013

basket of potatoes
Two small, remote-controlled aircraft will start flying over potato fields in the Hermiston area in April as part of OSU's efforts to help farmers more efficiently use water, fertilizers and pesticides.

April 8, 2013

"All Will Be Fed" (Photo by Mike Van)
The work of 17 handpicked artists is on display in the 31st year of an Oregon State University exhibit inspired by agriculture and its bounty.

Recent Gardening Tips

July 2, 2015

Choosing the right plants can make all the difference in the face of a wildfire

June 26, 2015

Be sure to water plants well as summer heat sets in

June 19, 2015

Choose from these plants with pleasant scents

June 12, 2015

Boxwood blight could become a serious problem

June 5, 2015