It takes a team of people from many different specialties to help solve new and emerging issues facing the berry industry.

See who is working on various projects where you live and how to get in contact with them.

OSU Researchers

Faculty Research Assistants & Instructors

USDA-ARS Researchers

OSU Extension

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Brewer, Linda
Academic Wage Appt - Salaried

Technical Writer and Project Manager

I manage multiple research grants in the College of Agricultural Sciences, including:...

Office: 541-737-1408
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Bryla, David
Courtesy Status

Office: 541-738-4094
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Dalton, Daniel

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Research on biological aspects of Drosophila suzukii;
  • Examination of biological control agents that may impact ...
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Amanda Davis
Davis, Amanda
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II

Amanda has been a Faculty Research Assistant for the berry crop production/physiology research program in the Department of Horticulture and the NWREC (led by Dr. Scott Lukas and formerly Dr....

Office: 971-801-0394
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Dixon, Emily

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/...

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Fernandez-Salvador, Javier

Small Farms, Specialty Crops (Small Fruits & Berries and Tree Fruit - Olives), Soil and Plant Fertility and Nutrition, Organic Production.

Marion County,  Polk County

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Finn, Chad
Courtesy Appointment, Research Geneticist & Small Fruit Breeder

Our research program has three primary objectives:

  • to develop blackberry, red and black raspberry, strawberry, and blueberry cultivars for the commercial small fruit industry...
Office: 541-738-4037
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Lee, Jana
Courtesy Status

Our team studies arthropod pests of small fruits and ornamental crops.  We focus on biologically-based approaches such as biological control (predators, parasitoids), characterizing host...

Office: 541-738-4110
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Lukas, Scott
Northwest Berry Production and Management Professor

Dr. Scott Lukas is an Associate Professor holding the Endowed Professorship for Northwest Berry Production and Management.  This position is responsible for the design, development,...

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Melathopoulos, Andony
Associate Professor

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...

Office: 541-452-3038
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Miller, Betsey
Senior Instructor I

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...

Office: 541-737-3913
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Moretti, Marcelo
Associate Professor
  • Weed Science
  • Perennial Crops
  • Integrated Weed Management
  • Sustainable Agriculture

4017 Agriculture & Life Sciences Building...

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Morris, Alexis
Office Specialist 2

Office: 541-737-5480
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Pscheidt, Jay

My work focuses on diagnosis of disease problems on woody perennials including fruit, nut, and nursery crops, and cultural disease control tactics.

Research Description: 


Office: 541-737-5539
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Putnam, Melodie
Senior Instructor II

I am interested in why plants fail, which fits nicely with my position in the OSU Plant Clinic where we diagnose diseases/disorders of plants and...

Office: 541-737-5542
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Sagili, Ramesh

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...

Office: 541-737-5460
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Stephenson, Garry
Dir-Ctr Sm Farms/Comm Food Sys

Garry is a Professor, Extension Small Farms Specialist and Director of the Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems, an alternative farming program at Oregon State University that is...

Office: 541-737-5833
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Bernadine Strik
Strik, Bernadine
Emeritus Appointment

Bernadine’s extension, research, and teaching programs focused on physiology and production systems of berry crops. She also served as the OSU lead on the USDA/ARS-OSU Cooperative Berry Crops...

Office: 541-737-5434
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Sullivan, Dan
Emeritus Appointment

Program Goals

  1. Investigating and improving on-farm management practices for organic nutrient sources such as manure, municipal biosolids, and compost
  2. Providing...
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Wada, Sugae

Expertise research areas in Plant Science


Horticulture, Botany & Plant Pathology, Plant Anatomy & Systematics, Seed Biology &...

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Walton, Vaughn
  • Entomology
  • Ecology
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Biorational pest control agent
  • Biological control
  • Small fruit and...
Office: 5417404149
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Yanyun Zhao
Zhao, Yanyun
CAS Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs /University Distinguished Professor, Food Science and Technology

In the Zhao research lab we aim to increase the sustainability of food processing and packaging through technology innovations by focusing on:

  • Reducing food loss and waste...
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