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. You’ll also find gardening advice articles written by EESC. Contact our media liaisons.

Recent News Stories

December 28, 2012

Stuart Reitz. (Photo by Bobbi Howell)
An entomologist formerly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture aims to help growers in Malheur County control key pests while reducing their use of pesticides in his new job with Oregon State University.

December 13, 2012

Rice - (Photo by Yamanaka Tamaki.)
Oregon State University aims to create rice with higher levels of vitamin B1 to make it more nutritious and at the same time, resistant to two crop-damaging diseases.

December 11, 2012

potatoes
Oregon State University once again has a plant breeder leading its potato development efforts after filling a position that was vacant for nearly two years.

December 7, 2012

Honeybee
The three-part Oregon Master Beekeeper Program teaches people how to raise the honey producers, which are crucial pollinators for blueberries, pears, cherries, apples and other crops.

December 6, 2012

Quinoa
Researchers from Oregon State University are exploring the potential for quinoa to grow in the Northwest’s diverse climates.

Recent Gardening Tips

May 26, 2017

Record-winning pumpkin weighs in at more than 2,500 pounds

May 19, 2017

May 11, 2017

Decide priorities before getting started

May 5, 2017

Control plant-eating mollusks early and often

April 28, 2017

Larvae feed on grass and leave swaths of brown patches that can be repaired