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

December 8, 2011

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Since its launch in late March, Ask an Expert has answered more than 2,600 questions about everything from how to sanitize birdhouses to how to make compost with manure.

December 6, 2011

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Christmas tree farms that meet standards for protecting land, water, wildlife and the people who work on the farm are now certified through a program for Socially and Environmentally Responsible Farms (SERF).

November 29, 2011

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A new study by economists at Oregon State University questions the cost-effectiveness of biofuels and says they would barely reduce fossil fuel use and would likely increase greenhouse gas emissions.

November 18, 2011

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Girls in grades 6-8 and their parents may register until Feb.10, 2012 to attend a free OSU workshop on careers in science and engineering.

November 11, 2011

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This year, during Congress, delegates will dedicate the second National 4-H Congress Habitat For Humanity house they helped build in Atlanta

Recent Gardening Tips

May 27, 2016

These diminutive plants do well in the ground or in pots

May 20, 2016

Monitor garden closely to get an early start on control

May 6, 2016

Personalized attention awaits you on the other end of the phone

April 29, 2016

Look for OMRI logo when buying organic products

April 22, 2016

Digging in the dirt gives youth a feeling of accomplishment