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

August 5, 2011

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OSU Extension master gardeners are trained volunteers who share sustainable gardening and OSU horticulture expertise with the public.

July 28, 2011

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Oregon State University has hired John Killefer, an alumnus who is a meat scientist at the University of Illinois, to head its forthcoming animal and rangeland sciences department.

June 30, 2011

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Oregon State University has named John Talbott as the new director of the Western Region Sun Grant program.

June 16, 2011

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Orange Tour crisscrossing the state honoring OSU Extension supporters and celebrating centennial.

June 13, 2011

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The Oregon State University Extension Service offers a new online help center called Ask an Expert that answers questions ranging from gardening to food to forestry.

Recent Gardening Tips

April 18, 2014

If you want to grow better plants, you first need to understand the texture of your soil.

April 11, 2014

Plant blueberries now for a great crop of sweet, healthful fruit in the future.

April 4, 2014

As the blossoms fade in your apple and pear trees this spring, keep an eye out for a fungus that flourishes in warm, wet weather, cautions the Oregon State University Extension Service.

March 28, 2014

From strawberry jam to fruit salad, nothing says summer quite like the succulent strawberry.

March 21, 2014

Skip the soil and try growing vegetables in an aquaponics system that turns fish waste into fertilizer for your plants.