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

December 22, 2011

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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.

December 8, 2011

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Since its launch in late March, Ask an Expert has answered more than 2,600 questions about everything from how to sanitize birdhouses to how to make compost with manure.

December 6, 2011

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Christmas tree farms that meet standards for protecting land, water, wildlife and the people who work on the farm are now certified through a program for Socially and Environmentally Responsible Farms (SERF).

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.

Recent Gardening Tips

July 18, 2014

Need a summer cover crop to add nutrients to your garden's soil? Try planting buckwheat.

July 10, 2014

Many people pay more attention than usual to their roofs in the summer and fall as trees overhang, leaves pile up and fall rains are just around the corner.

July 3, 2014

What to do about garden pests, including insects, plant diseases and weeds, can be a challenge for gardeners who want to effectively manage the pests without damage to the environment and human health.

June 27, 2014

Construction materials can include fiberglass, wood, wire, plastic and PVC hoops.

June 20, 2014

Avoid watering in the late afternoon so that the foliage is dry going into the night.