Feature Stories

Hazelnuts

Oregon grows 99 percent of the U.S. Hazelnut crop, but more than 20 years ago, the future looked bleak. A disease called eastern filbert blight was threatening to devastate orchards. OSU researchers set to work, crossbreeding tree varieties for resistance to it. They've since released 18 cultivars that are resistant. Today, thousands of acres in Oregon are planted with varieties developed by OSU.

Envisioning the Future of Water

The Institute for Water and Watersheds dives in.

Sampling the Scientist's Life

Undergrad research ignites young minds.

Small Farms and Community Food Systems

A new center tends to food from field to fork.

Solar Array

Oregon State University this spring has brought the largest of its ground-mounted solar arrays online as part of the Oregon University System’s “Solar by Degrees” program.

wristbands

Oregon State University scientists have created a fashion accessory that doubles as a pollution detector.

Siva Kolluri

Siva Kolluri, a cancer researcher at Oregon State University, uses assays in "well plates" to identify chemical compounds that could kill cancer cells.

Oregon State ranks 8th best worldwide in agriculture and forestry

Oregon State University has been recognized as a world-class center in agriculture and forestry, debuting at 7th in a new international survey of more than 200 schools.

OSU researcher Gerd Bobe

OSU researcher Gerd Bobe led a study that fed flaxseed to dairy cows. (Photo by Hannah O'Leary.) Read more.

OSU entomologist Sujaya Rao

OSU entomologist Sujaya Rao seeks blueberry growers willing to plant vegetation along their fields. (Photo by Lynn Ketchum.) Read more.