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 29, 2014

Cattle grazing
The researchers' argument comes amid a debate over whether grazing on western public lands worsens ecological alterations caused by climate change.

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.

Recent Gardening Tips

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.

July 25, 2014

In mild parts of western Oregon and along most of the coast, it is possible to grow a succession of garden vegetables throughout most of the year. Gardeners can extend the season well into fall in many parts of the Pacific Northwest with a little knowledge and protection of their plants from the elements.

July 18, 2014

Need a summer cover crop to add nutrients to your garden's soil? Try planting buckwheat.