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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.
Here is some info for how our local agricultural products feed people:
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.