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

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

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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 10, 2017

February 3, 2017

Certain varieties are resistant to black spot, rust and powdery mildew

January 27, 2017

Envelopes contain a wealth of information

January 20, 2017

Most gardeners don't cut back the vine nearly enough

January 13, 2017

When polinators need it the most, gardeners can step in to help