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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

April 9, 2012

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Oregon's farmers, ranchers and fishing industry grossed a record $5.2 billion in 2011 thanks to higher commodity prices, according to a report by the Oregon State University Extension Service.

April 5, 2012

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High gas prices were the “trigger” that burst the housing bubble, according to economists from OSU and UC Berkeley

March 30, 2012

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More than 50 Oregon 4-H members competed for the scholarships, which range from $500 to $4,500.

March 28, 2012

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Neil Shay will step down as director of the Oregon Wine Research Institute to return to full-time research and teaching at OSU.

March 27, 2012

Albert Starr, M.D.
Oregon State University will host its 36th annual gerontology conference April 11-12, drawing geriatric experts who will present more than 40 educational workshops for health and human service professionals and the public.

Recent Gardening Tips

September 26, 2014

Identifying diseases, pests and other threats to plant health can be a challenge for even the most experienced gardener or landscaper. A new online course from Oregon State University aims to make diagnosing sick plants and choosing the right treatment easier.

September 19, 2014

Late September is the time to start thinking about coaxing potted poinsettia plants back into color and bloom for December.

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.