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

December 11, 2012

potatoes
Oregon State University once again has a plant breeder leading its potato development efforts after filling a position that was vacant for nearly two years.

December 7, 2012

Honeybee
The three-part Oregon Master Beekeeper Program teaches people how to raise the honey producers, which are crucial pollinators for blueberries, pears, cherries, apples and other crops.

December 6, 2012

Quinoa
Researchers from Oregon State University are exploring the potential for quinoa to grow in the Northwest’s diverse climates.

November 27, 2012

Beginning Urban Farmers in 2011 (Photo by Lynn Ketchum)
Oregon State University is accepting applications for its eight-month training program in the Portland area for aspiring urban farmers.

November 21, 2012

4-H Clover
Seventeen high school students from Oregon will attend the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 23-27.

Recent Gardening Tips

July 31, 2015

Tips give home gardeners a good start on growing hops

July 24, 2015

Drought-tolerant plants thrive during dry summers

July 17, 2015

Low-water plants save money, time and help the environment

July 9, 2015

Turn a tree into a space-saving specimen with some tips from an OSU Extension expert

July 2, 2015

Choosing the right plants can make all the difference in the face of a wildfire