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

January 22, 2013

E-waste
Residents living near an e-waste recycling site in China face elevated risks of lung cancer, according to a recent study co-authored by Oregon State University researchers.

January 9, 2013

A LEGO robot built by OSU Extension Service 4-H students. (Photo by Marci Bacho)
When 117 teams gather in Hillsboro for the Jan. 19-20 Intel Oregon FIRST® LEGO® League state robotics championship, eight of them will have ties to the Oregon State University Extension Service's 4-H program.
Alec Kowalewski
Oregon State University has hired Alec Kowalewski as a turf specialist and professor.

January 7, 2013

Bumblebee
Oregon State University aims to see if creating more foraging habitat for bumblebees will increase the pollination and yield of blueberries bushes, which mostly depend on bees to turn their blossoms into berries.

January 3, 2013

Cow
Cows that eat bark, berries or branches from western juniper trees late in pregnancy are more likely to abort their calves or give birth early, Oregon State University researchers have discovered.

Recent Gardening Tips

June 26, 2015

Be sure to water plants well as summer heat sets in

June 19, 2015

Choose from these plants with pleasant scents

June 12, 2015

Boxwood blight could become a serious problem

June 5, 2015

May 29, 2015

Diseases and pests take advantage of trees' weakened condition