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

September 6, 2012

Photo of cob of corn.
Oregon State University has been named a partner on a $10 million grant that aims to further the understanding of the molecular interactions and genes in crops that include rice, corn and soybeans.

September 4, 2012

zombie fly
A researcher at Oregon State University has reported Oregon's first documented case of a "zombie" fly infecting a honeybee, but he doubts that the parasite currently poses a threat to the already beleaguered bee.

August 3, 2012

Picture of an award ribbon.
Oregon's Master Gardener program has recognized 28 Oregonians this year for their volunteer work.

July 25, 2012

Photo of cinnabar moth.
A moth that scientists released into the wild in Oregon mountains to control a poisonous invasive weed has unexpectedly evolved to survive the cooler climate, according to a new study.

July 16, 2012

Sherry Sheng and Spike Wadsworth.
Oregon SOSU's Master Gardener program has received a commitment for a $1.2 million estate gift to endow the director’s position – the largest gift in the program’s 36-year history.

Recent Gardening Tips

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

June 26, 2015

Be sure to water plants well as summer heat sets in