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

September 24, 2009

Larry Lev, an agricultural economist at Oregon State University, appears in a new documentary that examines and promotes the local food movement.

September 22, 2009

Therapeutic horticulture degree offered

September 8, 2009

Anita Azarenko, the head of Oregon State University's horticulture department, will receive an award from the Oregon Organic Coalition for supporting the state's organic industry.
Oregon State University food scientist Mark Daeschel examines newly developed acidified foods that are heat-processed in Oregon to make sure they're safe to eat.

Recent Gardening Tips

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.

March 14, 2014

If you're growing hops to brew your own beer, you may notice silvery or pale green, brittle spikes rising from the crown of the plant or brown spots on the leaves this spring.