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 24, 2013

Jersey cow
Dairy cows that are fed flaxseed produce more nutritious milk, according to a new study by Oregon State University.

January 22, 2013

E-waste
Residents living near an e-waste recycling site in China face elevated risks of lung cancer, according to a recent study co-authored by Oregon State University researchers.

January 9, 2013

A LEGO robot built by OSU Extension Service 4-H students. (Photo by Marci Bacho)
When 117 teams gather in Hillsboro for the Jan. 19-20 Intel Oregon FIRST® LEGO® League state robotics championship, eight of them will have ties to the Oregon State University Extension Service's 4-H program.
Alec Kowalewski
Oregon State University has hired Alec Kowalewski as a turf specialist and professor.

January 7, 2013

Bumblebee
Oregon State University aims to see if creating more foraging habitat for bumblebees will increase the pollination and yield of blueberries bushes, which mostly depend on bees to turn their blossoms into berries.

Recent Gardening Tips

August 26, 2016

The iconoic flowers come in new colors and textures

August 19, 2016

Multi-purpose plants add nutrients, suppress weeds and much more

August 12, 2016

August 5, 2016

Drought-tolerant plants need yearly pruning

July 15, 2016

Food for both adults and caterpillars are necessary for effective habitat