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

February 6, 2012

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What better time to teach the basics to our beef producers of the future.

January 20, 2012

SMILE garden workers
Sixty students in the SMILE club, have enhanced their understanding of design principles, teamwork and project management.

January 6, 2012

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Registration has opened for the 12th annual Oregon Small Farms Conference on Feb. 25 at Oregon State University.

December 22, 2011

Extension publications
More than 6,000 documents from Oregon State University that cover a century of agricultural research and homemaking advice are now available to the public online.
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A new study headed by OSU will sequence 1,000 fungal genomes, creating new understanding of their role in carbon cycling, food science, environmental clean up, human health and more.

Recent Gardening Tips

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.

August 22, 2014

Deadheading makes sense for repeat bloomers and highly modified annuals, but for most other plants it is a matter of appearance and the personal taste of the gardener.

August 15, 2014

Rain actually does go away on summer days in the Pacific Northwest and during this dry time, when vegetables and flowers bask in sunlight, water use and costs can increase substantially.