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

April 21, 2011

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Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has proclaimed April 21, 2011, Oregon State University Extension Day to commemorate its centennial.

April 15, 2011

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Manuals have extensive information on pest biology and chemical and nonchemical control methods and are useful to Pacific Northwest farmers, growers, consultants and home gardeners.

April 13, 2011

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OSU will participate in research on late blight, one of the world's most important plant diseases, thanks to the new shared grant.

April 11, 2011

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OSU student Tod Blankenship one of 3 students nationwide to receive Watson Fellowship award.

April 7, 2011

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No plans for Earth Day? Come to Oregon State University’s organic farm for free food, music and family fun.

Extension In The News

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.