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 10, 2013

4-H clover logo
The Oregon State University Extension Service's 4-H youth program has awarded almost $18,900 in scholarships to 17 high school seniors.

April 22, 2013

Cherry damaged by spotted wing drosophila
The spotted wing drosophila fly, which lays its eggs in fruit and makes it unmarketable, could reach record population levels in the Pacific Northwest this year, according to Oregon State University researchers.

April 15, 2013

Spring wheat damaged by nematodes
A microscopic parasitic roundworm is costing Pacific Northwest wheat growers $51 million in lost revenue each year because it's cutting grain yields by an average of about 5 percent, according to estimates by Oregon State University researchers.

April 10, 2013

(Photo by OSU's EESC.)
In three to five years, the Oregon State University Extension Service aims to get more than 1,000 youth enrolled in its 4-H clubs in Lane County, which are returning after a two-year absence.

April 9, 2013

basket of potatoes
Two small, remote-controlled aircraft will start flying over potato fields in the Hermiston area in April as part of OSU's efforts to help farmers more efficiently use water, fertilizers and pesticides.

Recent Gardening Tips

November 20, 2015

Winter is a good time to check for insects on your houseplants

November 13, 2015

Use the 'one-third' system for easy composting

October 30, 2015

Bring tender perennials inside so they'll survive

October 23, 2015

Pollinators are thrilled to find flora partners in the garden

October 16, 2015

Officials need more time to monitor ash whitefly before making recommendations