Faculty

Department Head & Associate Department Head

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Bill Braunworth
Department Head
541-737-1317
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Ryan Contreras
Associate Department Head / Professor
541-737-5462
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Faculty

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Christopher Adams
Assistant Professor
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Tree Fruit Entomology

Neil Bell
Academic Wage Appt - Salaried
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
Associate Professor (Practice)
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Bill Braunworth
Department Head
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
503-397-3462
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Consults on organic or conventional horticultural crops and livestock.

Kristine Buckland 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

Erica Chernoh
Assistant Professor (Practice)
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  • Berries and Small Fruits
  • Tree Fruits
  • Hazelnuts
  • Organic Agriculture
Ryan Contreras
Associate Department Head / Professor
541-737-5462
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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
Associate Professor (Practice)
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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....

Cody Copp
Assistant Professor (Practice)
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Extension educational programming and applied research for commercial horticulture producers (wine grapes, tree fruit, vegetables) in Umatilla County

Signe Danler
Senior Instructor I
541-737-5441
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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...

Surendra Dara
NWREC Director and Professor
971-801-0384
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Surendra Dara is an entomologist with more than 25 years of experience in IPM and microbial control. Throughout his career, he worked on numerous invasive and endemic species of arthropods and plant pathogens. He developed a strong research and extension program working on irrigation, nutrient...

Laurent Deluc
Associate Professor
541-737-4356
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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
Professor
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
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I develop and support online berry classes, including the Pruning and Training of Berries, Kiwifruit, and Grapes series; Blueberry Physiology, Production Systems, and Management; and HORT 456/556: Physiology and Production of Berry Crops. I also produce extension outreach publications for ...

Brooke Edmunds
Associate Professor (Practice)
503-588-5301
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My focus is on meeting the community horticulture needs in Marion, Polk, Linn, and Benton counties. In this role, I oversee the Master Gardener volunteer programs in each county. I also coordinate research-based educational programs in community food systems and Integrated Pest Management. 

Alice Formiga
Assistant Professor (Practice)
541-737-3483
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Alice Formiga leads the eOrganic Community of Practice at http://eorganic.org

Kelsey Galimba
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Galimba's research program encompasses all aspects of both pear (Pyrus communis) and sweet cherry (Prunus avium) orchard production systems, with specific emphasis on optimizing yield and fruit quality in these two crops. Current projects include the development of a...

Amy Garrett
Associate Professor (Practice)
541-713-5007
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Instructor for the OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program serving Benton, Linn, and Polk counties.

Anne Gearhart
Head Advisor and Instructor
541-737-5448
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Louisa Hooven
Assistant Professor (Sr Res) and Instructor
541-737-5827
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Entomology

Alec Kowalewski
Associate Professor
541-737-5449
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2023 Winter Field Day

Thursday - Feb 23, 2023 from 3 to 5 pm

OSU Lewis-Brown Horticulture Farm, 33329 Peoria Rd, Corvallis, OR, 97331

Dinner at Trysting Tree Golf Course 

Registration and Dinner is FREE for all attendees ...

John Lambrinos
Graduate Program Director
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...
Gail Langellotto
Professor
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. 

I am helping to develop a better research-...

Alec Levin Alexander Levin
Director SOREC
541-930-8411
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My research focuses on understanding grapevine physiology - with foci on plant water relations, carbohydrate metabolism, and fruit ripening biochemistry - and applying that understanding to improve vineyard management practices while enhancing sustainable wine grape production. Current...

Dani Lightle Danielle Lightle
Assistant Professor (Practice)

Dr. Scott Lukas Scott Lukas
Associate 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
Oregon Hazelnut Ind. Professor
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
Associate Professor
541-452-3038
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I have wide interests in the area of keeping native and managed bees healthy in working and natural landscapes. 

A major area of my work focuses on how pesticide applicators understand the risks associated with pest management decisions. This has taken the form of large scale...

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

Betsey Miller
Senior Instructor I
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...

Andrew Millison
Senior Instructor II
541-737-5441
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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
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  • Weed Science
  • Perennial Crops
  • Integrated Weed Management
  • Sustainable Agriculture

4017 Agriculture & Life Sciences Building
 

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James Myers
Professor-Endowed
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
Associate Professor
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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.

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Dr. Lloyd Nackley is a plant physiological ecologist who brings a systems approach to nursery and greenhouse...

Ed Peachey
Academic Wage Appt - Salaried
541-737-3152
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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...

Ramesh Sagili
Professor
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
Associate Professor (Practice)
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Home and Small-scale Commercial Horticultural Production and Management Issues

Lane Selman
Assistant Professor (Practice)
541-737-3695
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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
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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...

Govinda Shrestha
Assistant Professor (Practice)
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  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Insect Ecology-Movement
Patricia Skinkis
Professor
541-737-1411
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Dr. Skinkis' research program focuses on whole plant physiology studies that are designed to understand vine vegetative vigor management, physiology of vine balance, and vineyard management impacts on fruit composition and wine quality. Her research also includes work on yield management, fine...

Tim Stock
Senior Instructor II
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  • Integrative Extension Program Development
  • Participatory Training and Assessment
  • Capacity Building
  • Integrated Pest Management (Schools, Sensitive Sites, Agriculture)

Currently leading the OSU School IPM Program, which works with...

Alexandra Stone
Associate Professor
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
Associate 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...

Ashley Thompson
Assistant Professor
541-296-5494

Kelly Vining
Associate Professor
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My research integrates the powerful tools of genomics and bioinformatics with plant breeding. I work with a variety of crops important to the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, including mint, hemp, hazelnut, black raspberry, and potato. Common research themes are identification of...

Vaughn Walton
Professor
541-737-3464
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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...

Timothy Warren
Assistant Professor
541-737-7557
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Nik Wiman Nik Wiman
Associate Professor
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  • biological control
  • population biology
  • orchard ecology
  • insect behavior
  • integrated pest management

Nik earned a BS (biology) and MS (entomology) from Montana State University where he worked on biological control of weeds...

Wei Yang Wei Yang
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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