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 28, 2014

Bill Braunworth
Bill Braunworth, formerly the interim head, has worked at OSU since 1986.
Underwater volcano
Oregon State University scientists have discovered how to pinpoint the time and place of underwater volcanic eruptions using satellite images.

January 6, 2014

Rows of vegetables grow at a farm in Medford. (Photo by Stephen Ward)
Hundreds of farmers throughout Oregon will gather in Corvallis this winter to improve their skills and get inspired for the next growing season. The 14th annual Oregon Small Farms Conference will take place Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Oregon State University.

December 11, 2013

Ann Colonna
Consumers can't tell the difference between regular bread and bread with 10 percent less salt, according to taste tests by Oregon State University.

December 2, 2013

spotted wing drosophila
Oregon State University hopes to aid research on the fruit-damaging spotted wing drosophila by providing online access to the fly's newly sequenced genome.

Recent Gardening Tips

April 18, 2014

If you want to grow better plants, you first need to understand the texture of your soil.

April 11, 2014

Plant blueberries now for a great crop of sweet, healthful fruit in the future.

April 4, 2014

As the blossoms fade in your apple and pear trees this spring, keep an eye out for a fungus that flourishes in warm, wet weather, cautions the Oregon State University Extension Service.

March 28, 2014

From strawberry jam to fruit salad, nothing says summer quite like the succulent strawberry.

March 21, 2014

Skip the soil and try growing vegetables in an aquaponics system that turns fish waste into fertilizer for your plants.