Steve  Renquist

Tags

Wine grapes
master gardeners
pest management
Steve Renquist
Associate Professor, Extension Agent
  • Viticulture and marketing for wine grape growers of the Umpqua Valley
  • Pest management, IPM systems with Tree fruit and wine grape growers
  • Nursery and Landscape issues
  • Master Gardener Program and urban horticulture
Douglas County
Department of Horticulture
Oregon Wine Research Institute
1134 S.E. Douglas Ave P.O. Box 1165
Roseburg, OR 97470
United States
(541) 672-4461

Biography

Education:
1975-76 M.S.
Integrated Pest Management, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California.

1970-75 B.S.
Fruit Science, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California.


Employment:
2000-Present
Horticultural Extension Agent, Oregon State University, Douglas County-Roseburg, OR.

1991-2000
Grain/Futures trader, Cargill Inc., Dayton, OH.

1985-1991
Crop forecaster/ Tropical Commodity trader, Cargill Inc., Sao Paulo, Brazil

1980-1985
Crop forecaster, Cargill Inc., Minneapolis, MN.

1978-1980
Agricultural Specialist, USDA, on Exchange with the USSR

1977-1978
Extension Agent, Fruit Specialist, Cornell University, Wayne County, NY.

1971-1976
Owned and operated an apple and peach orchard in San Luis Obispo County, CA 

Outreach and Extension

I work with wine grape, tree fruit, and vegetable growers, and nursery and landscapers in Douglas County. My work consists of keeping the horticultural producers in Douglas County attuned to insect pest and plant disease problems. I work with sustainable IPM programs encouraging producers to use smarter softer pest control programs than in the past. I also work promoting the judicious use of fertilizers with all crops to reduce runoff into waterways. I work with Master Gardeners and home horticulture to promote sustainable landscapes and gardening practices.