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Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural & Life Sciences 4045

2750 SW Campus Way

2750 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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 cover crop options in vegetable row crops, experiments evaluating new organic and conventional herbicide options in specialty crops, and a regional pest management network (VegNet).

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Affiliated with: 
Horticulture Extension
I accept graduate students for Horticulture
OSU Main Campus

Associate Professor (Practice). Weed Science and Vegetable Production, Oregon State University. 2015 to current.

Horticultural Senior Research Assistant. Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University.1998 to 2005.

Interim Extension Agent for Processed Vegetables. Marion County OR. 1998.

Graduate Research Assistant. Oregon State University. 1991 to 1993.

Agriculture Extension Program Leader and Horticulture Advisor. MCC, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 1987 to 1990.

Research Assistant. Crop Science Department, Oregon State University,1986 to 1987.

Field Representative. Western Biochemical Consulting Inc., Beaverton, Oregon. Summer, 1985.

Professional Accomplishments
Professional Affiliations: 

Western Society of Weed Science

Weed Science Society of America

Oregon Society of Weed Science

American Society of Horticultural Science


Ph.D. Crop Science. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. July 2004.
M.S. Horticulture. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. March 1993.
B.S. Horticulture and General Ag. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 1986.

My Awards
My Publications
Outreach and Extension

Presentations (Viewable)

After Dark: Timelapse of soil biology at work (90 MB, download to run videos)

2020 Research Report to SSGWO, Albany, OR Jan.

2019 OSWS Weed Control in Sweet Corn, Hood River, OR Oct

2019 NWHS, Interseeding in Organic and Conventional Systems, Jan, Canby, OR

2018 WSWS Interseeding Cover Crops, March, Denver, CO

2018 Weed Control in Christmas Trees, March, Mollalla, OR

2018 Mid Valley CORE Course_Nov 15 2018_Wilsonville, OR

2017 OPVC Weed Control, Herbicide Carryover, Interseeding, Jan., Albany OR

2015 IPPC Pesticide Training, Cover Crops in Christmas Trees, March 20, 2015, Wilsonville OR 

2012 WSWS, Project Summary: Post-Dispersal Seed Predation by Carabid Beetles in Vegetable Row Crop Rotations, March, Reno, NV


2017 HAREC Annual Grower Meetings, The Future of Weeds. Nov. 29, 2017. Hermiston OR

Weed Management in Berry Crops. NWHS berry section. January 19, 2017. Presented on behalf of Tim Miller of Mt. Vernon, WA.

The Future of Herbicides, NWHS, January 12, 2017. Canby, Oregon.

Field Tour. Weed and Cover Crop Management in Specialty Seed and Other Vegetable Crops, Corvallis, August 28, 2017.

The Future of Weeds in Oregon Vegetables. Vegetable Extension Mtg. with Richard Smith, Salinas, CA, October 25, 2017.

Sweet Corn, Snap beans, Processing Squash: Weed Control and Nutrient Management. National Frozen Foods Grower Meeting, Chemeketa Wine Center, Dec 21, 2016, West Salem, OR.

The Future of Weeds, Agriculture Research Foundation Board Meeting, Dec. 16, 2016. Corvallis, OR.

The Future of Weeds, Pratum Coop Grower Meeting, Dec. 8, 2016, Salem, OR (200)

Weed Seedbanks and Crop Rotations. Organic Buyer-Grower Event, Collaborating with Stone. NWREC, Nov. 30, 2016, Aurora, OR.

Interseeding Cover Crops in Vegetables. Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association, Nov. 16, 2016. Kennewick, WA (200).

Vegetable Crops Research Field Tour, Vegetable Crops Research Farm, Sept 19, 2016 (35)

Field Tour. Weed Management in Sweet Corn and Other Vegetables. Monroe and Corvallis, July 17, 2016.

Specialty Seeds, Nuts, and Weeds in the Willamette Valley (PART II). Presentation to Marion Ag Service clientele, St. Paul, Feb 4, 2016.

Weeds in Row Crops. Presentation to the Oregon Proc. Veg. Commission Annual Mtg. January 27, 2016 Albany Fairgrounds.

Weed Control in Specialty Seed Crops: Mechanical, Biological and Chemical Strategies. SSGWO, Linn County Fairgrounds Jan. 22, 2016.

The Future of Weeds. North Willamette Hort Society, Canby Oregon, Jan 13, 2016.

Weed Control in Blueberries and Hazelnuts. Pratum Coop grower meeting. Salem Convention Center, Dec. 17, 2015.

Oregon Society of Weed Science. Managing weeds in nuts and berries. Hood River, October, 2015.

Processed Vegetable Field Tour, Veg Research Farm, Corvallis, Sept 10, 2015.

Herbicide Screening in Fresh Market Vegetables. Two field tours to view and discuss potential herbicide options in fresh market vegetable crops. NWREC, June 29 and July 2, 2015.

Weed Management in Rhubarb. Two field tours of demonstration plot near Cornelius, OR. April 9 and May 8, 2015.

Specialty Seeds, Nuts, and Weeds in the Willamette Valley. Presentation to Marion Ag Service clientele, St. Paul, Feb 12, 2015.

Weed Management Techniques in Willamette Valley Hort Crops. Wilbur Ellis, Feb 4, 2015, Salem OR.

Weed Management. Presentation to the Oregon Proc. Veg. Commission Annual Mtg. January 22, 2015.

Managing Weeds in Specialty Seeds: Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs. SSGWO, Linn County Fairgrounds, Jan 20, 2015.

Weed Management in Vegetables. NWHS, Jan 15, 2015.

Herbicides in Blueberries and Hazelnuts & Glyphosate Concerns in Hazelnuts, Pratum Coop Grower meeting, Salem, OR, Dec 10, 2014.

Weed Control in Blueberries, Wilbur Ellis Training Mtg., Nov 18, 2014, Salem, OR 75 attending

Current Trend and Challenges in Processed Vegetable Production, OR Ag Chemical Dealers, meetings in Springfield and Wilsonville, Nov 5 and 6, 2014.

Processed Vegetable Production: Current Trends and Challenges, OSWS, Oct 25, 2014.

Weed Control Updates, NWREC, Feb 27, 2014. Wilbur Ellis Grower Meeting.

Practical Solutions and Alternatives for Weed Management in Vineyards. Feb 26, 2014. Presentation for the Oregon Wine Institute, Portland, OR.

Weed Control in Specialty Seeds. January 23, 2014. Specialty Seed Growers of the Western OR, Linn County Fair Grounds, Albany.

Weed Management. Presentation to the Oregon Proc. Veg. Commission Annual Mtg. January 22, 2014.

Weed Management in Berry Crops. Presentation at the N. Willamette Hort. Soc. Berry Day. Jan 17, 2014.

Weed control updates in Veggie Crops. Presentation at the N. Willamette Hort. Soc. Vegetable Day. Jan 16, 2014.