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

May 16, 2014

A 4-H SNACZ club in Cove, Ore. (Photo courtesy Union County 4-H)
4-H kids in Union County aim to convince their friends and family that snacking on fruits and vegetables is not only healthy, but delicious too.

May 14, 2014

NPIC
People with questions about using pesticides correctly now can get answers on their smartphones and tablets, thanks to expanded online services offered by the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) at Oregon State University.

May 6, 2014

Helicopters land for Aerospace Field Day. (Photo by Barbara Brody)
4-H club in Malheur County teaches youth about aerospace, science and engineering.

April 23, 2014

Wildflower
Information about the Pacific Northwest's wide array of wildflowers is just a swipe away with a new mobile app designed in part by botanists at Oregon State University.

April 11, 2014

Mary Altieri is a 4-H Young Entrepreneur. (Photo by Cynthia Altieri)
The Young Entrepreneurs Club from the Oregon State University Extension Service's 4-H program and the Astoria Sunday Market teaches youth how to start a business.

Recent Gardening Tips

October 24, 2014

Demonstration garden draws public interest in new type of vegetables

October 16, 2014

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean you've got to put your garden to bed

October 3, 2014

If you like to prolong color in your landscapes through the summer and into the fall, consider planting evergreen shrubs called Hebes (pronounced HEE-bees) for vivid color in both flowers and foliage during summer and fall.

September 26, 2014

Identifying diseases, pests and other threats to plant health can be a challenge for even the most experienced gardener or landscaper. A new online course from Oregon State University aims to make diagnosing sick plants and choosing the right treatment easier.

September 19, 2014

Late September is the time to start thinking about coaxing potted poinsettia plants back into color and bloom for December.