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 31, 2013

Spotted wing drosophila (Photo by Lynn Ketchum)
Growers can now easily identify and manage insects while in the field using smart phones and tablets with a new online tool developed by Oregon State University and partners.

May 22, 2013

Slug
Stronger warning labels on slug and snail baits containing metaldehyde may have led to a huge drop in calls to a national pesticide hotline about possible dog poisonings, according to Oregon State University.

May 16, 2013

Ninth-graders in OSU's Juntos program. (Photo by Scott Sanchez.)
Families in Madras are marking a promising second year of Juntos, a central Oregon after-school program that aims to prepare Latino high school students and their families for college.

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.

Recent Gardening Tips

May 27, 2016

These diminutive plants do well in the ground or in pots

May 20, 2016

Monitor garden closely to get an early start on control

May 6, 2016

Personalized attention awaits you on the other end of the phone

April 29, 2016

Look for OMRI logo when buying organic products

April 22, 2016

Digging in the dirt gives youth a feeling of accomplishment