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

November 29, 2011

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A new study by economists at Oregon State University questions the cost-effectiveness of biofuels and says they would barely reduce fossil fuel use and would likely increase greenhouse gas emissions.

November 18, 2011

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Girls in grades 6-8 and their parents may register until Feb.10, 2012 to attend a free OSU workshop on careers in science and engineering.

November 11, 2011

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This year, during Congress, delegates will dedicate the second National 4-H Congress Habitat For Humanity house they helped build in Atlanta

November 10, 2011

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The Leadership Academy in the College of Agricultural Sciences aims to help students succeed in the workplace by sharpening their ability to lead, think critically, communicate and work as a team.

November 9, 2011

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Enhancing Global Perspectives focuses on environmental issues common to the western U.S. and Mongolia.

Recent Gardening Tips

April 18, 2014

If you want to grow better plants, you first need to understand the texture of your soil.

April 11, 2014

Plant blueberries now for a great crop of sweet, healthful fruit in the future.

April 4, 2014

As the blossoms fade in your apple and pear trees this spring, keep an eye out for a fungus that flourishes in warm, wet weather, cautions the Oregon State University Extension Service.

March 28, 2014

From strawberry jam to fruit salad, nothing says summer quite like the succulent strawberry.

March 21, 2014

Skip the soil and try growing vegetables in an aquaponics system that turns fish waste into fertilizer for your plants.