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

August 14, 2014

Beach sampling
Health warnings issued when beaches have high levels of bacteria do not keep many surfers out of the water, according to a new study by Oregon State University.

July 17, 2014

NASA/ Oregon State University
As part of a NASA air and sea mission, Oregon State University researchers will measure ocean plants to see how changes in carbon levels could affect the future of fisheries and marine life.

July 15, 2014

girl surfing
OSU's 4-H Surfing Outdoor Stewardship Program introduces kids to a sport that not only builds their physical fitness but also helps them develop stronger relationships with the ocean and their communities

June 30, 2014

Honey bee
More than one in five commercial honeybee hives in Oregon did not survive last winter, continuing a financially challenging trend for professional beekeepers.

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.

Recent Gardening Tips

November 20, 2015

Winter is a good time to check for insects on your houseplants

November 13, 2015

Use the 'one-third' system for easy composting

October 30, 2015

Bring tender perennials inside so they'll survive

October 23, 2015

Pollinators are thrilled to find flora partners in the garden

October 16, 2015

Officials need more time to monitor ash whitefly before making recommendations