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, 2014

A 4-H SNACZ club in Cove, Ore. (Photo courtesy Union County 4-H)
4-H kids in Union County aim to convince their friends and family that snacking on fruits and vegetables is not only healthy, but delicious too.

May 14, 2014

NPIC
People with questions about using pesticides correctly now can get answers on their smartphones and tablets, thanks to expanded online services offered by the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) at Oregon State University.

May 6, 2014

Helicopters land for Aerospace Field Day. (Photo by Barbara Brody)
4-H club in Malheur County teaches youth about aerospace, science and engineering.

April 23, 2014

Wildflower
Information about the Pacific Northwest's wide array of wildflowers is just a swipe away with a new mobile app designed in part by botanists at Oregon State University.

April 11, 2014

Mary Altieri is a 4-H Young Entrepreneur. (Photo by Cynthia Altieri)
The Young Entrepreneurs Club from the Oregon State University Extension Service's 4-H program and the Astoria Sunday Market teaches youth how to start a business.

Recent Gardening Tips

July 25, 2014

In mild parts of western Oregon and along most of the coast, it is possible to grow a succession of garden vegetables throughout most of the year. Gardeners can extend the season well into fall in many parts of the Pacific Northwest with a little knowledge and protection of their plants from the elements.

July 18, 2014

Need a summer cover crop to add nutrients to your garden's soil? Try planting buckwheat.

July 10, 2014

Many people pay more attention than usual to their roofs in the summer and fall as trees overhang, leaves pile up and fall rains are just around the corner.

July 3, 2014

What to do about garden pests, including insects, plant diseases and weeds, can be a challenge for gardeners who want to effectively manage the pests without damage to the environment and human health.

June 27, 2014

Construction materials can include fiberglass, wood, wire, plastic and PVC hoops.