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

June 23, 2014

Goat cheese
Aspiring artisan cheese makers should be prepared to shell out at least $250,000 to set up operations, according to an Oregon State University study.

June 17, 2014

Oregon State University's Food Innovation Center
Local food entrepreneurs will show off their unique creations to the public at a free farmers market-like event at the Food Innovation Center in Portland on June 24.

June 11, 2014

Eucalyptus
In a collaboration spanning five continents, scientists have announced the complete sequencing of one of the world’s most widely planted trees, Eucalyptus grandis.

June 6, 2014

Food preservation. (Photo by Lynn Ketchum)
The Oregon State University Extension Service's food preservation and safety hotline will help Oregonians safely can and preserve their garden's abundance again this summer.

June 4, 2014

Organic farm. (Photo by Lynn Ketchum)
Organic farmers use cover crops and organic fertilizers, compost and other amendments to add nutrients to their soil. But are they getting the best bang for their buck?Organic farmers use cover crops and organic fertilizers, compost and other amendments to add nutrients to their soil. But are they getting the best bang for their buck?

Recent Gardening Tips

July 31, 2015

Tips give home gardeners a good start on growing hops

July 24, 2015

Drought-tolerant plants thrive during dry summers

July 17, 2015

Low-water plants save money, time and help the environment

July 9, 2015

Turn a tree into a space-saving specimen with some tips from an OSU Extension expert

July 2, 2015

Choosing the right plants can make all the difference in the face of a wildfire