From 2012 until 2017 I provided research support for several faculty members in the Horticulture and Crop and Soil Science Departments, as well a directed my own grant funded applied research program under the guidance of faculty. Although the focus of much of my work has been on nutrient management in vegetable crops, I worked on a variety of topics including disease and weed management.
In 2017 I took a new position at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center providing support to the orchard crop extension specialist, Nik Wiman. In this position I will be working primarily with hazelnuts and cider apples.
The primary objective of my research is to provide the agricultural community with practical, science based information and technology necessary to be economically competitive and environmentally sustainable.