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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.

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.

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...