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 4, 2012

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

May 2, 2012

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The gift from the Margaret P. Hesse family increases the county’s 4-H endowment by more than 40 percent.

April 26, 2012

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The Partnership for Agricultural and Resource Policy will assess impacts of government policies on agriculture, the environment and rural communities

April 20, 2012

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Grow With Your Garden - is this year's Mini College theme

April 13, 2012

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Enjoy free food and live music sponsored by Oregon State University's Organic Growers Club.

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.