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 3, 2010

Agricultural honors scholarships totaling $85,400 have been awarded to Oregon State University students in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Entomological Society of America honors OSU professor Sujaya Rao for her innovative teaching.

December 2, 2010

National university association honors 3 faculty members at Oregon State University for their professional achievements.

December 1, 2010

Portland couple gives $860,000 to Oregon State University to endow dairy professor, upgrade dairy processing facility and support interns.

November 22, 2010

Brian Tuck has been appointed new director of the Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC) in Hood River.

Recent Gardening Tips

September 26, 2014

Identifying diseases, pests and other threats to plant health can be a challenge for even the most experienced gardener or landscaper. A new online course from Oregon State University aims to make diagnosing sick plants and choosing the right treatment easier.

September 19, 2014

Late September is the time to start thinking about coaxing potted poinsettia plants back into color and bloom for December.

September 12, 2014

Yellow jackets buzzing around pop cans, hamburgers and fruit salad can ruin barbecues. And, because their sting can be life-threatening for some people, it might be necessary to destroy nests found near human activity.

September 5, 2014

Late blight, a fungal disease that infects tomatoes, usually shows up in Oregon gardens as weather turns wet and humid, and it’s dispersed by the wind and rain.

August 29, 2014

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