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

June 11, 2014

Eucalyptus
In a collaboration spanning five continents, scientists have announced the complete sequencing of one of the world’s most widely planted trees, Eucalyptus grandis.

June 6, 2014

Food preservation. (Photo by Lynn Ketchum)
The Oregon State University Extension Service's food preservation and safety hotline will help Oregonians safely can and preserve their garden's abundance again this summer.

June 4, 2014

Organic farm. (Photo by Lynn Ketchum)
Organic farmers use cover crops and organic fertilizers, compost and other amendments to add nutrients to their soil. But are they getting the best bang for their buck?Organic farmers use cover crops and organic fertilizers, compost and other amendments to add nutrients to their soil. But are they getting the best bang for their buck?

June 3, 2014

Blueberries
An Oregon State University researcher has helped discover a substance in blueberry leaves – which are usually wasted – that can be added to berry coatings, extending their shelf life while adding antioxidants.

May 23, 2014

4-H logo
Seventeen high school seniors earned nearly $22,000 in scholarships from the Oregon State University Extension Service's 4-H youth development program.

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.