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.