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

September 3, 2012

zombie fly
A researcher at Oregon State University has reported Oregon's first documented case of a "zombie" fly infecting a honeybee, but he doubts that the parasite currently poses a threat to the already beleaguered bee.

August 3, 2012

Picture of an award ribbon.
Oregon's Master Gardener program has recognized 28 Oregonians this year for their volunteer work.

July 25, 2012

Photo of cinnabar moth.
A moth that scientists released into the wild in Oregon mountains to control a poisonous invasive weed has unexpectedly evolved to survive the cooler climate, according to a new study.

July 16, 2012

Sherry Sheng and Spike Wadsworth.
Oregon SOSU's Master Gardener program has received a commitment for a $1.2 million estate gift to endow the director’s position – the largest gift in the program’s 36-year history.

July 10, 2012

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A survey of pediatric physicians and nurse practitioners in the Portland metro area shows that a majority are not regularly asking about household food practices, including nutritional quality or whether there is enough food in the home.

Recent Gardening Tips

February 5, 2016

Mid- to late February is the time to pay attention to one of our favorite flowers

January 29, 2016

OSU Extension offers new app with videos, photos and illustrations

January 22, 2016

Plant for spring vegetable garden by making seed-starting medium

January 15, 2016

Getting a professional analysis measures nutrients and offers recommendations

January 8, 2016

Keep our feathered friends in fine fettle in cold weather