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

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.

November 21, 2012

4-H Clover
Seventeen high school students from Oregon will attend the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 23-27.

November 15, 2012

OSU's Strand Ag Hall
Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences has awarded 32 undergraduates $80,500 in scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year.

November 12, 2012

roast turkey
As Thanksgiving approaches, you can get answers to food safety questions by calling the Oregon State University Extension Service's holiday food safety hotline at 1-800-354-7319.

November 9, 2012

hayride
Registration is now open for the first-ever Oregon Agritourism Summit, set for Nov. 30 at Oregon State University's campus in Corvallis.

Recent Gardening Tips

September 12, 2014

Yellow jackets buzzing around pop cans, hamburgers and fruit salad can ruin barbecues. And, because their sting can be life-threatening for some people, it might be necessary to destroy nests found near human activity.

September 5, 2014

Late blight, a fungal disease that infects tomatoes, usually shows up in Oregon gardens as weather turns wet and humid, and it’s dispersed by the wind and rain.

August 29, 2014

Good seed setters include sweet peas, sunflowers, calendula, borage, nasturtiums and annual delphiniums.

August 22, 2014

Deadheading makes sense for repeat bloomers and highly modified annuals, but for most other plants it is a matter of appearance and the personal taste of the gardener.

August 15, 2014

Rain actually does go away on summer days in the Pacific Northwest and during this dry time, when vegetables and flowers bask in sunlight, water use and costs can increase substantially.