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

May 16, 2013

Ninth-graders in OSU's Juntos program. (Photo by Scott Sanchez.)
Families in Madras are marking a promising second year of Juntos, a central Oregon after-school program that aims to prepare Latino high school students and their families for college.

May 10, 2013

4-H clover logo
The Oregon State University Extension Service's 4-H youth program has awarded almost $18,900 in scholarships to 17 high school seniors.

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.

Recent Gardening Tips

July 24, 2015

Drought-tolerant plants thrive during dry summers

July 17, 2015

Low-water plants save money, time and help the environment

July 9, 2015

Turn a tree into a space-saving specimen with some tips from an OSU Extension expert

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