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Dennis Albert
Assistant Professor (Senior Research), Landscape and Wetland Ecologist
541-737-7557
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  1. Development of regional landscape ecosystem classifications based on abiotic factors to aid in the inventory, study, and management of biota.
  2. The use of landscape approaches to understand natural processes and disturbance regimes, as well as land-management, restoration, and...
Nicholas Andrews
Associate Professor (Practice), Small Farms Extension Agent
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503-678-1264
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Metro Area Small Farms Extension Agent serving Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties, specializing in Horticulture with a focus on vegetable production and organic methods.

  • Organic Fertilizer Calculator
  • Cover Crop Calculator and Adaptive Cover Cropping Systems...
Neil Bell
Professor (Practice), Community Horticulturalist
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503-373-3765
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I oversee the Master Gardener program in Marion County and Polk County and work with my volunteers to assist homeowners with their garden problems.

My research interests involve evaluating evergreen shrubs for un-irrigated landscape applications in western Oregon. Since 2001, I have...

Cassie Bouska
Assistant Professor (Practice)
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Bill Braunworth
Department Head
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541-737-1317
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In December 2013, Bill Braunworth was named Head of the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. He holds the BS in general agronomy (1975) and the MS in Crop Science (1977) from Colorado State University, and the PhD in horticulture (1986) from Oregon State University.

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Charles Bubl
Associate Professor, Staff Chair and Extension Horticulturalist in Agriculture
503-397-3462
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Consults on organic or conventional horticultural crops and livestock.

Kristine Buckland
Assistant Professor
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  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Soil health
  • Nutrient cycling
  • Agricultural systems analysis

North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC)
15210 NE Miley Road
Aurora, OR 97002-9543

Steven Castagnoli
Associate Professor, Tree Fruits Research and Extension Horticulturalist
541-386-2030
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As Extension Horticulturist for Hood River County, my main focus is supporting the Hood River area tree fruit industry with relevant educational programs through implementation projects, workshops, field days, informational meetings, and newsletters.

Ryan Contreras
Associate Professor, Ornamental Plant Breeding
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541-737-5462
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My teaching and research focuses on woody nursery and landscape plants.  I teach spring and fall woody plant identification courses, growth and development of horticultural crops, and plant propagation.  Research in my lab is closely aligned with the nursery industry to try and develop new...

Leonard Coop
Assistant Professor (Sr Res), Associate Director of the Integrated Plant Protection Center
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I support agriculture in general by developing and placing online, weather and climate driven models for numerous areas including IPM/pest models, plant disease risk models, crop models, horticultural models, beneficial species models, climate suitability models, and others. I am Assoc....

Signe Danler
Instructor
541-737-5441
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Online Master Gardener Course

Laurent Deluc
Associate Professor, Grape Genomics
541-737-4356
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Since 2010, we have developed a scientific project that uses as model the asynchronous cluster of Pinot Noir cultivar. As many fruits growing in a cluster, grapes suffer from developmental variability that is at the greatest at the onset of ripening also named véraison (french viticulturist...

Amy Jo Detweiler
Associate Professor, Home and Commercial Horticulture
541-548-6088
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I supervise and provide training for the local master gardener program. I work with volunteers to provide community education in home gardening and landscaping. I also provide education to the commercial green industry. 

My main areas of research include educating the community about...

Emily Dixon
Instructor
541-737-2796
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Department of Horticulture

Katherine Kelly...
Head Academic Advisor, Instructor
541-737-5448
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  • Head Academic Advisor for undergraduate programs in Horticulture
  • Teaching
Brooke Edmunds
Assistant Professor (Practice), Community Horticulture Extension
541-730-3470
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My focus is on meeting the community horticulture needs in Linn, Benton and Lane counties.  In this role, I oversee the Master Gardener programs in each county. I also coordinate research-based educational programs in community food systems and IPM.

Linn County Extension Office...

Alice Formiga
Assistant Professor (Practice), eOrganic Director
541-737-3483
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Alice Formiga leads the eOrganic Community of Practice at extension.org.

Amy Garrett
Assistant Professor (Practice), Small Farms Program
541-766-3551
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Instructor for the OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program serving Benton, Linn, and Polk counties.

Louisa Hooven
Assistant Professor (Senior Research)
541-231-5568
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Entomology

Clive Kaiser
Professor, Tree Fruits Specialist, Extension
541-938-5597
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Temperate fruit, wine grape and vegetable research & Extension in Umatilla County, eastern Oregon.

Prevention of Sweet Cherry Fruit Cracking using SureSeal, an Organic Biofilm

Due to high labor costs in the Pacific Northwest, when rain-induced fruit...

Alec Kowalewski
Associate Professor, Turf Specialist
541-737-5449
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Working on improving the environmental and economic sustainability of turfgrass management

My secondary responsibility, which is partially funded by the Giustina Turf Endowment, is extension and outreach.  This portion of my appointment includes the development and implementation...

John Lambrinos
Associate Professor
541-737-3484
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We are beginning to understand that interactions between landscape elements underlie many of the important issues we face as a human society. I am fascinated by the ecological processes that tie landscapes together.

  • On-farm habitat restoration.
  • Habitat for beneficial...
Gail Langellotto
Professor, Urban and Community Horticulture Extension, Statewide Master Gardener Program Coordinator
541-737-5175
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The ecology of urban and suburban landscapes remains relatively unexplored - although such habitats have great potential to positively contribute to the conservation of pollinators, parasitoids and the ecosystem services that they confer. 

Working with the OSU Extension Master...

Alexander Levin
Assistant Professor
541-772-5165 ext. 223
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Viticulture

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

Scott Lukas
Assistant Professor
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The OSU Horticulture Integrated Cropping Systems Program focuses on providing research based solutions to high value irrigated crops, with an emphasis on optimizing production system outputs while reducing negative environmental impacts.

Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension...

Maud Macrory Powell
Associate Professor (Practice)
541-776-7371
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Extension Small Farms
Jackson County

Shawn Mehlenbacher
Professor, Hazelnut Breeding and Genetics
541-737-5467
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The OSU Hazelnut Breeding program develops new cultivars for Oregon's hazelnut industry, with an emphasis on resistance to eastern filbert blight (EFB) and suitability for the kernel market.

Plant Breeding: Develop new cultivars for Oregon's hazelnut industry, with emphasis on...

Andony Melathopoulos
Assistant Professor - Pollinator Health Extension
541-737-3139
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I lead OSU Extension's efforts to design, develop, implement and evaluate a state-wide pollinator health program. The focus of this program is not restricted to Oregon's four managed pollinator species (honey bees, alfalfa leafcutter bees, orchard mason bees and alkali bees) but also to the...

Betsey Miller
Instructor, Ecampus and Research Assistant, IPM (Walton Lab)
541-737-3913
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I teach an undergraduate course in entomology. My goal in teaching entomology to non-entomologists is to provide insight into a group of organisms that is largely ignored. The vast and varied world of insects impacts human society more than we think.

My IPM research work...

Weston Miller
Associate Professor (Practice)
503-650-3124
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Consumer Horticulture

Clackamas County Extension
200 Warner Milne Rd
Oregon City, OR 97045

Andrew Millison
Senior Instructor I, Permaculture
541-737-5441
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Permaculture with a focus on broad scale farm planning, Permaculture housing developments, and obtaining water rights.

Marcelo Moretti
Assistant Professor
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James Myers
Professor, Vegetable Breeding and Genetics
541-737-3083
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We develop improved vegetable varieties with the main focus being to support gardeners, growers and processors in the Pacific Northwest (PNW).  This region of the United States has a unique growing environment, and varieties developed elsewhere may not necessarily be optimally adapted to the...

Lloyd Nackley
Assistant Professor
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971-801-0385
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My research and teaching program investigates how light, nutrients, water, potting media and container-type, affect plant growth, development, and aesthetics. 

North Willamette Research and Extension Center
15210 NE Miley Rd
Aurora, OR 97002-9543

Hiroyuki Nonogaki
Associate Professor, Seed Biology
541-737-8885
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The current research in the Integrative Seed Biology Program at Oregon State University focuses on the fundamental question: how do plant seeds germinate? We try to elucidate the mechanism of seed germination using biochemical and...

Ronald Peachey
Associate Professor (Practice)
541-737-3152
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Weed Biology and Ecology

Effect of crop and tillage rotations on weed seed survival in row crops.
Role of ground beetles in shaping weed communities.
Factors limiting distribution...

Stephen Renquist
Associate Professor, Extension Agent
541-672-4461
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  • 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

1134 S.E. Douglas Ave...

Robin Rosetta
Associate Professor, Extension Entomologist
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503-678-1264
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  • Nursery/greenhouse integrated pest management
  • Biological control implementation
  • Management of honeylocust pod gall midge and root weevils
  • Current research areas include borers in nursery production and management of rose midge

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Ramesh Sagili
Associate Professor-Apiculture
541-737-5460
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To promote sustainable apiculture and pollination, our research program focuses on three prime areas: (1) honey bee health (2) honey bee nutrition and (3) honey bee pollination. Our research program addresses both basic and applied questions to improve honey bee health and...

Nicole Sanchez
Assistant Professor (Practice)
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Home and Small-scale Commercial Horticultural Production and Management Issues

Alan Shay
Senior Instructor I
541-737-2503
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I currently teach Landscape design, Landscape Maintenance, Sustainable Landscape Construction and a building sustainable landscapes for the 21st century (1 cr lecture series). In addition, I am the site manager for the Oak Creek Center for Urban...

Clinton Shock
Professor and Superintendent
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541-889-2174
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Production of onions, potatoes, and specialty crops using precision irrigation. Lead the research program on environmental issues including erosion control, excessive nutrient losses in surface water runoff, and groundwater contamination with nitrate and Dacthal breakdown products. Effectively...

Patricia Skinkis
Associate Professor, Viticulture Extension Specialist
541-737-1411
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Viticulture

Dr. Skinkis' research program focuses on whole plant physiology studies that are designed to understand the causes and management of vine vigor, physiology of vine balance and their impacts on fruit composition and wine quality. Her research also includes work on bud...

Toni Stephan
Instructor
541-548-6088
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Deschutes Co Office

Tim Stock
Senior Instructor I
541-737-6279
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  • Integrative Extension Program Development
  • Participatory Training and Assessment
  • Integrated Pest Management (Schools, Sensitive Sites, Agriculture)
  • Pesticide Safety and Community-based Risk Analysis / Participatory Risk Assessment and Curricula...
Alexandra Stone
Ext Vegetable Crop Specialist
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541-737-5461
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I have been investigating the use of the biological control agent commercially available as Contans (Coniothyrium minitans) as a control for white mold of vegetables, especially snap beans grown by processed vegetable growers. This project has been supported by grants from Western...

Heather Stoven
Assistant Professor (Practice)
503-434-8910
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As the Community and Small Farms Horticulturalist for Yamhill County, I oversee the Master Gardener program and provide support to the community's gardening and small farm needs. I have experience in the nursery industry, working in propagation, pest management, media preparation, fertility...

Bernadine Strik
Professor, Berry Crops
541-737-5434
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Oregon has a diverse, economically important berry crop industry with about 24,000 acres harvested for a farm gate value of over $200 million. Berry crops, including blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, and kiwi fruit, are grown on over 1000 family farms in Oregon....

Kelly Vining
Assistant Professor
541-737-0018
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My research integrates the powerful tools of genomics and bioinformatics with plant breeding. I work mainly with minor or specialty crops grown in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. 

Mints are important specialty crops in Oregon and Washington. They are grown for their...

Vaughn Walton
Professor, Horticultural Entomologist
541-740-4149
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  • 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...

Nik Wiman
Assistant Professor
541-737-2534
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Nik Wiman is a postdoctoral associate working on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys. This insect is an invasive pest that poses a major threat to Oregon specialty crops. His projects include state-wide surveys for BMSB, evaluation of natural enemies of...

Wei Yang
Associate Professor
503-678-1264
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My responsibility is to provide leadership for the blueberry education program in the North Willamette District where the most of the state’s blueberry industry is concentrated. I also conduct applied research in blueberry production systems to support my extension activities.

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