Department Head
Photo Person Contact Information Specialty Area
Bill Braunworth
Department Head
Department Head
541-737-1317
Contact person by email

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.

    ...
Faculty
Photo Person Contact Information Specialty Area
Dennis Albert
Assistant Professor (Senior Research), Landscape and Wetland Ecologist
541-737-7557
Contact person by email
  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
Metro Small Farms Extension Agent
Faculty
503-678-1264
Contact person by email

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
Faculty
503-373-3765
Contact person by email

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)
Contact person by email

Charles Bubl
Associate Professor, Staff Chair and Extension Horticulturalist in Agriculture
503-397-3462
Contact person by email

Consults on organic or conventional horticultural crops and livestock.

Kristine Buckland
Extension Specialist—Vegetable & Specialty Seed Crops
Contact person by email
  • 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
Contact person by email

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
Faculty
541-737-5462
Contact person by email

Program Overview

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...

Leonard Coop
Assistant Professor (Practice), Associate Director of the Integrated Plant Protection Center
Contact person by email

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
Contact person by email

I support the OSU Extension Master Gardener Program by teaching and managing the online Extension MG training course. I use my experience and training in home horticulture, ecological landscaping and urban forestry to create and teach modules on many subjects for home gardeners. I also design...

Laurent Deluc
Associate Professor, Grape Genomics and Genetic Engineering
Faculty
541-737-4356
Contact person by email

Our group conduct research on functional genomics with a strong emphasis on specialty and cereal crops. We study different aspects of plant biology in the context of a developmental program and in response to abiotic and biotic stresses. Our plant models grapevine, a major fruit crop in U.S....

Amy Jo Detweiler
Associate Professor, Home and Commercial Horticulture
541-548-6088
Contact person by email

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
Contact person by email

Blueberry research.

Kelly Donegan
Head Academic Advisor, Instructor
541-737-5448
Contact person by email
  • Head Academic Advisor for undergraduate programs in Horticulture
  • Teaching
Brooke Edmunds
Assistant Professor (Practice), Community Horticulture Extension
541-730-3470
Contact person by email

My focus is on meeting the community horticulture needs in Linn and Benton 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.

Alice Formiga
Assistant Professor (Practice), eOrganic Director
541-737-3483
Contact person by email

Alice Formiga leads the eOrganic Community of Practice at extension.org.

Amy Garrett
Assistant Professor (Practice), Small Farms Program
541-766-3551
Contact person by email

Instructor for the OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program serving Benton, Linn, and Polk counties.

Louisa Hooven
Assistant Professor (Senior Research)
541-231-5568
Contact person by email

Entomology

Clive Kaiser
Professor, Tree Fruits Specialist, Extension
541-938-5597
Contact person by email

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
Faculty
541-737-5449
Contact person by email

The primary goal of my extension and outreach program, which is funded by the Giustina Turf Endowment, is improving the environmental and economic sustainability of turfgrass management.  Topics of interest related to this include, utilization of sustainable turfgrass varieties and cultivars,...

John Lambrinos
Associate Professor
541-737-3484
Contact person by email

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
Contact person by email

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
Faculty
541-772-5165 ext. 223
Contact person by email

Scott Lukas
Assistant Professor
Contact person by email

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
Contact person by email

Extension Small Farms
Jackson County

Shawn Mehlenbacher
Professor, Hazelnut Breeding and Genetics
541-737-5467
Contact person by email

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
Contact person by email

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...

Weston Miller
Associate Professor (Practice)
503-650-3124
Contact person by email

Consumer Horticulture

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

Betsey Miller
Instructor, Ecampus and Research Assistant, IPM (Walton Lab)
541-737-3913
Contact person by email

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...

Andrew Millison
Senior Instructor I, Permaculture
541-737-5441
Contact person by email

Permaculture for climate change resilience, water management for broad scale farm planning, Permaculture housing developments, and water law for obtaining water rights in Oregon.

Marcelo Moretti
Assistant Professor
Faculty
541-737-5454
Contact person by email

James Myers
Professor, Vegetable Breeding and Genetics
541-737-3083
Contact person by email

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
Nursery Crops Research Faculty
Faculty
971-801-0385
Contact person by email

My research and teaching program investigates how light, nutrients, water, potting media and container-type, affect plant growth, development, and aesthetics.

Hiroyuki Nonogaki
Associate Professor, Seed Biology
541-737-8885
Contact person by email

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...

Ed Peachey
Associate Professor (Practice)
Faculty
541-737-3152
Contact person by email

Ed works in the Horticulture Department at OSU in research and extension. His focus is vegetable crop production including processed, fresh market and seed crops, with an emphasis on weed and pest management in all of these crops. Projects managed by his team include an initiative to improve...

Stephen Renquist
Associate Professor, Extension Agent
541-672-4461
Contact person by email
  • 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
Nursery Integrated Pest Management Extension Agent
Faculty
503-678-1264
Contact person by email
  • 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

North...

Ramesh Sagili
Associate Professor-Apiculture
541-737-5460
Contact person by email

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)
Contact person by email

Home and Small-scale Commercial Horticultural Production and Management Issues

Lane Selman
Assistant Professor (Practice)
541-737-3695
Contact person by email

Lane Selman grew up on a citrus farm on Florida's space coast where her Sicilian great-grandparents settled in the 1920s.  She has a Bachelors degree in Agronomy and a Masters in Entomology, both from the University of Florida.  She moved to Oregon in 2001 and since 2005 has been an...

Alan Shay
Senior Instructor I
541-737-2503
Contact person by email

My area of focus within the Horticulture Department is sustainable horticultural solutions for the residential and commercial landscape.

I currently teach Landscape Design, (Hort 380), Landscape Maintenance, Conservation and Restoration, (Hort 315), Sustainable Landscape Construction...

Patricia Skinkis
Professor, Viticulture Extension Specialist
541-737-1411
Contact person by email

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
Contact person by email

Deschutes Co Office

Tim Stock
Senior Instructor I
541-737-6279
Contact person by email
  • 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
Faculty
541-737-5461
Contact person by email

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
Contact person by email

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
NWREC Berry Crops Research Leader
541-737-5434
Contact person by email

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
Contact person by email

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...

Sugae Wada
Assistant Professor, Senior Research
Faculty
541-737-4410
Contact person by email

Expertise research areas in Plant Science

**********************************

Horticulture, Botany & Plant Pathology, Plant Anatomy & Systematics, Seed Biology &Technology, Weed Science

Plant Tissue Culture & Cryopreservation: In vitro Plant germplasm...

Vaughn Walton
Professor, Horticultural Entomologist
Faculty
541-740-4149
Contact person by email
  • 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
Extension Specialist—Orchard Crops
541-737-2534
Contact person by email

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
Blueberry Extension Agent
503-678-1264
Contact person by email

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.

...