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

March 13, 2014

A group involved in the FIESTAS program. (Photo by Stephen Ward)
A collaboration with the Oregon State University Extension Service's 4-H youth development program aims to help aspiring teachers increase culturally diverse students' knowledge of and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

March 6, 2014

OSU College of Agricultural Sciences
Oregon State University has been recognized as a world-class center in agriculture and forestry, ranking seventh in a new international survey of more than 200 schools.

March 5, 2014

German Shepherd
Unlike cows that haven't ever had a run-in with wolves, ones that have can experience stress-related illnesses and have a harder time getting pregnant – meaning decreased profits for ranchers, according to a new study by Oregon State University.

March 3, 2014

OSU CAS
The Agricultural Research Foundation of Oregon has announced grants totaling $420,314 for projects in agriculture, chemistry, horticulture, and veterinary medicine at Oregon State University.

February 21, 2014

The town of Moro lies in Oregon's wheat country. (Photo by Lynn Ketchum)
The gap between the richest and poorest Oregonians has widened over the past 20 years. On a brighter note, the rates of population and job growth have outpaced the national average.

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.