Welcome to CBARC

With facilities in Pendleton and Moro, CBARC (Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center) is a branch of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station at OSU's College of Agricultural Sciences. The Pendleton Station is co-located with the Columbia Plateau Conservation Research Center, a unit of the USDA-Agricultural Research Service.

Who we are:

The Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center, with facilities in Pendleton and Moro, is a branch of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station at OSU's College of Agricultural Sciences. The Pendleton Station is co-located with the Columbia Plateau Conservation Research Center, a unit of the USDA-Agricultural Research Service.

Field research at both Pendleton and Moro emphasizes the production of wheat and rotational crops such as barley, legumes, and canola. Scientists at the Columbia Basin Center specialize in research and extension work important to the production of field crops on 2 million acres in north-central and northeastern Oregon. Wheat and barley in this region generate more than $300 million annually. 

Mission:

The mission of the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center is to conduct research and extend knowledge to enhance agricultural production on non-irrigated croplands while protecting the environment and sustaining rural communities in Oregon and beyond.   We combine our individual talents and work cooperatively to achieve excellence in all our activities.  We respond to the needs of the people we serve.

 

Facilities

Pendleton Station

48037 Tubbs Ranch Road
Adams, Oregon 97810

541-278-4186-voice, 541-278-4188-fax

Directions: See map

The Pendleton Station is headquarters for 10 OSU and USDA scientists representing 8 disciplines. The Pendleton station is located on 160 acres of land northeast of Pendleton; an additional 35 acres of rented land is used for direct-seed research.  The station is equipped with modern laboratories specializing in plant morphology, pathology, and breeding; soil chemistry, physics, and microbiology; computer modeling of plant growth; weed science; hydrology; and agricultural equipment design. Other special features include plant-growth and controlled atmosphere environmental chambers, soil and plant processing and analytical equipment, weather station, carpentry, welding, machine shops, and housing for visitors.

Make a donation to the Pendleton Station Endowment Fund

Sherman Station

66365 Lone Rock Road
Moro, Oregon 97039
541-565-3522-voice

Directions: See map

The Sherman Station is located on 230 acres of land near Moro and serves the field research needs of scientists from the OSU campus in Corvallis and the Pendleton Station.  The onsite staff has a shop, office, weather station, and a full complement of farm equipment.   Current research involves: variety development; soil fertility practices for cereal crops as well as legumes, canola, mustard and other crops; weed management; disease and nematode management; and use of soil conservation practices including direct seeding.

Make a donation to the Sherman Station Endowment Fund