We serve nearly 500,000 acres of irrigated agriculture in Oregon and Washington's Columbia Basin. The center concentrates on discovery and implementation of agricultural and horticultural opportunities and provides solutions to production restraints. Research at HAREC emphasizes identification of new crops or and production practices, plant breeding and varietal evaluation including nutritional contents, integrated pest management of insects and insect transmitted diseases, plant disease control and environmental issues. In addition, an emphasis on stream ecology investigates aspects related to salmon. More about HAREC

Research and Extension faculty, staff, and trained volunteers work alongside local partners to provide educational workshops, activities, and services tailored to the unique industries, natural resources, and people in our communities.

Oregon State University's land grant mission drives us to conduct research and share research-based education to improve economic vitality and promote personal and environmental health.

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Dr. Carlos Bonilla named director of Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University has named Dr. Carlos Bonilla as the new director for the ...

Blueberry selections at an Oregon State University event.  Photo courtesy of Lily Hislop/USDA-ARS

Researchers, companies breed better blueberries

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Soil preparation and conditioning are key when working with organic crops. Here, surface-applied sulfur is used during bed prep. Photo by Scott Lukas

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“Low rainfall in the semi-arid region east of the Cascades has slowed the natural soil acidification process, resulting in calcareous soils with...

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