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

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.

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.

Recent Gardening Tips

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.

August 8, 2014

OSU Extension horticulturist Brooke Edmunds troubleshoots common problems that afflict tomatoes.

August 1, 2014

Heat-loving squash and cucumber plants will take advantage of hot weather to blossom and set fruit. Successful pollination depends on insect pollinators, such as honeybees and native bees, as well as timing and location.

July 25, 2014

In mild parts of western Oregon and along most of the coast, it is possible to grow a succession of garden vegetables throughout most of the year. Gardeners can extend the season well into fall in many parts of the Pacific Northwest with a little knowledge and protection of their plants from the elements.