Judy Kowalski
Research Technician

I assist several researchers at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center, located in Aurora, Oregon, with their research and extension programs.

North Willamette Research and Extension Center
15210 NE Miley Rd.
Aurora, OR 97002
United States
(503) 678-1264


I assist Joe DeFrancesco in the IR4 Ornamental Program conducting efficacy and crop safety trials on ornamental crops that are important to Oregon growers. The main focus of the IR-4 Ornamentals Program at NWREC has been generating crop safety information and adding new crops to pesticide labels. This involves the planning, set-up and execution of the trials.

In addition to ornamental nursery crops work, I also assist Christmas tree specialist Chal Landgren in his program at NWREC. Many projects include traveling to locations throughout western Oregon and southwest Washington doing various field work, research trials and tree evaluations.


I also assist with several OSU website including the Nusery, Greenhouse and Christmas tree site and the North Willamette Research and Extension Center site by managing content.


A.A.S Ornamental Horticulture, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon.

Fun Fact

I am a native Oregonian and have lived in the Willamette Valley all of my life. I enjoy traveling, photography, outdoor activities, cooking and spending time with my family.