Current operational information can be found at https://covid.oregonstate.edu/.  Research activities that have been deemed critical and are ongoing continue as outlined in research resumption plans.  Face Coverings:  OSU requires faculty, staff, students, and visitors across all OSU locations to use face coverings, which include masks or cloth face coverings, when in enclosed public and common areas on campus and outdoor areas where physical distancing is not easily maintained. Physical Distancing: OSU has updated it’s physical distancing policy, which requires OSU employees, students and other members of the OSU community to maintain a distance of six (6) feet between individuals to the greatest extent possible.

 

Klamath Basin Research & Extension Center (KBREC) Mission: A trusted resource for research and education working cooperatively with the communities of Klamath County resulting in healthy people, economies and environments.

Our Agricultural research focuses on practices that enhance sustainable production of agricultural crops and protection of soil and water resources.  Faculty at KBREC conduct research on nearly all field and forage crops grown in the Klamath Basin. 

Identifying new and superior varieties of potatoes, small grains, and forages is conducted in cooperation with plant breeders and geneticists at OSU, USDA-ARS, and other cooperating universities throughout the United States.  Alternative forages are currently being evaluated to optimize performance under Klamath Basin climatic conditions. 

In addition to variety development, researchers seek ways to improve efficiencies in areas such as: cultural management, integrated pest management, irrigation, and soil productivity.

Everald McLennon’s studies and travels have taken him all over the world, but his love for agriculture has securely rooted him in the soil sciences.


Dr. Dari will be presenting our digital Spring Grains Field Day in cooperation with University of California - IREC and OSU Crop & Soil Science researchers.  For further information please contact our office at 541-883-4590.


Biswanath Dari is an assoicate professor and agronomist for KBREC.  He is leading the Klamath Falls portion of a maojor research effort funded by USDA to develop a crop co-efficient for industrial hemp and determin teh best water use for the crop.

Groundbreaking research on industrial hemp and the best ways to grow the crop are underway in Klamath Falls.


Brian Charlton

The College of Agricultural Sciences is pleased to announce Brian Charlton as the Director of the Klamath Basin Research and Experiment Center (KBREC), following two years of serving in an interim director capacity...