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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.

Everald McLennon

Dr. Everald McLennon takes new role at Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center as Assistant Professor

After serving the Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center (KBREC) for three years as a post-doc scholar, McLennon was recently named...

KBREC: Let your voices be heard

Oregon State University (OSU) administers three “Statewide Public Service Programs”, including Ag Experiment Stations, Extension Services, and...

County supervisors from Klamath, Modoc, and Siskiyou address their water  challenges.  Photo by Chelsea Shearer

County supervisors from Klamath, Modoc, and Siskiyou address water challenges

Klamath County is ranked 5th in total agricultural farm gate value out of 36 counties and is first in total organic agricultural revenue for the...