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 7, 2011

Book cover, Trees to Know
"Trees to Know in Oregon" is still one of OSU's most-requested publications, and an updated edition is now available.

December 26, 2010

Todd Mockler
OSU has helped sequence the genome of a wild strawberry, laying the groundwork for genetic improvements in other fruits like apples, peaches and pears.

December 10, 2010

OSU is building a malter for its research brewery as part of its effort to create a market for Oregon-grown barley.

December 3, 2010

An examination of several indexes suggest that Oregon is open for business but the state’s tax structure needs fine-tuning.
Agricultural honors scholarships totaling $85,400 have been awarded to Oregon State University students in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Recent Gardening Tips

August 29, 2014

Good seed setters include sweet peas, sunflowers, calendula, borage, nasturtiums and annual delphiniums.

August 22, 2014

Deadheading makes sense for repeat bloomers and highly modified annuals, but for most other plants it is a matter of appearance and the personal taste of the gardener.

August 15, 2014

Rain actually does go away on summer days in the Pacific Northwest and during this dry time, when vegetables and flowers bask in sunlight, water use and costs can increase substantially.

August 8, 2014

OSU Extension horticulturist Brooke Edmunds troubleshoots common problems that afflict tomatoes.

August 1, 2014

Heat-loving squash and cucumber plants will take advantage of hot weather to blossom and set fruit. Successful pollination depends on insect pollinators, such as honeybees and native bees, as well as timing and location.