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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 13, 2012

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The OSU student chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) won awards at its annual career fair and training conference.

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.

Recent Gardening Tips

October 24, 2014

Demonstration garden draws public interest in new type of vegetables

October 16, 2014

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean you've got to put your garden to bed

October 3, 2014

If you like to prolong color in your landscapes through the summer and into the fall, consider planting evergreen shrubs called Hebes (pronounced HEE-bees) for vivid color in both flowers and foliage during summer and fall.

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.