Tree fruit and nut research programs at Oregon State University focus on six major areas: breeding and genetics, entomology and pest management, fruit pathology, postharvest handling and physiology, production systems, and weed management. To learn more about the tree fruit and nut research programs carried out by OSU faculty, and to find contact information for project leaders, click on the program links below.
Shawn Mehlenbacher - hazelnut breeding and genetics.
Rick Hilton - pear pest management
Ramesh Sagili - honey bee biology
Vaughn Walton - hazelnut pest management
Ken Johnson - fire blight management
Jay Pscheidt - apple, cherry and pear disease management
Steve Castagnoli - pear pollinizers
Clive Kaiser - apple and cherry nutrition, PGRs
Lynn Long - cherry cultivars, rootstocks, systems
Ed Peachey - Orchard weed management