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 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.

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.

Recent Gardening Tips

October 24, 2014

Demonstration garden draws public interest in new type of vegetables

October 16, 2014

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean you've got to put your garden to bed

October 3, 2014

If you like to prolong color in your landscapes through the summer and into the fall, consider planting evergreen shrubs called Hebes (pronounced HEE-bees) for vivid color in both flowers and foliage during summer and fall.

September 26, 2014

Identifying diseases, pests and other threats to plant health can be a challenge for even the most experienced gardener or landscaper. A new online course from Oregon State University aims to make diagnosing sick plants and choosing the right treatment easier.

September 19, 2014

Late September is the time to start thinking about coaxing potted poinsettia plants back into color and bloom for December.