Vaughn Walton
Professor, Horticultural Entomologist
OSU Campus
Department of Horticulture
Oregon Wine Research Institute
4017 Ag and Life Sciences Bldg
Corvallis, OR 97331-7304
United States
(541) 740 4149


  • Entomology
  • IPM
  • Biorational pest control agent
  • Biological control
  • Small fruit and tree nut crops

I work on economically important pests, with the aim to provide environmentally sustainable and minimal impact pest management strategies for agriculturalists in Oregon and further afield. Mutiple techniques are used in a whole-system approach to obtain sustainble means of production.

In order to obtain this goal, new knowledge obtained from detailed insect physiological, biological, behavioral, ecological and environmental studies are needed. This knowledge is then used to apply treatments timed to occur during periods when pests are at their most vulnerable. These control strategies have historically focused on biological control, mating disruption and conventional synthetic pesticides.


Undergraduate: Pests Plagues and Politics


Graduate:        Integrated Pest Management, Whole-Systems Focus

                          Biological Control

                          Special Topics





Ph.D., Entomology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2003
M.Sc., Integrated Pest Management, University of Stellenbosch, 1998
H.E.D. (Teaching Higher Education Diploma), University of Stellenbosch, 1993
B.Sc., Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, 1992

Employment History
2012 –Present.  Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University
2006-2012.  Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University
2003-2005.  Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley, California
2003–2005.  Research Associate, Department of Conservation Ecology & Entomology, University of Stellenbosch.
1999-2003.  Research and Extension Entomologist, ARC
1997-1998.  Senior Research Technician, Agricultural Research Council (ARC)


I accept graduate students for Horticulture


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Outreach and Extension

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Awards and Honors

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