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 20, 2012

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Since its debut on the OSU Extension website in March of 2011, Ask An Expert has fielded 3,425 questions from across the state and country and overseas.

June 14, 2012

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Oregon State University is helping schools comply with a state law that requires them to have a plan in place by July 1 to reduce pesticide use.

June 5, 2012

Twenty undergraduates in Oregon State University's Agricultural and Resource Economics Department have been selected to receive scholarships totaling $18,825 in 2012-13.

May 22, 2012

Dick Erath
Oregon's wine industry will now be able to better understand how what it's doing in its vineyards and vats is impacting the quality of its final product thanks to a new cadre of tasting experts trained by Oregon State University.

May 4, 2012

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Field day topics will focus on two general topics—cereal and seed crops

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.