Associated Faculty

Associated Faculty
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Nicole Anderson
Field Crops Extension Agent
503-553-9922
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The primary focus of my program is to conduct applied research and Extension outreach in grass and legume seed crops in Oregon.

Marc Anderson
Farm Facilities Manager
971-801-0325
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Heather Andrews
Faculty Research Assistant
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Nicholas Andrews
Metro Small Farms Extension Agent
503-678-1264
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Metro Area Small Farms Extension Agent serving Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties, specializing in Horticulture with a focus on vegetable production and organic methods.

  • Organic Fertilizer Calculator
  • Cover Crop Calculator and Adaptive Cover Cropping...
Joe Battilega
Bio Sci Research Tech 2
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Michael Bondi
NWREC Director
503-557-5880
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Regional Administrator Clackamas Region, Director NWREC

Kristine Buckland
Assitant Professor, Extension Specialist—Vegetable & Specialty Seed Crops
503-678-1264
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  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Soil health
  • Nutrient cycling
  • Agricultural systems analysis

North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC)
15210 NE Miley Road
Aurora, OR 97002-9543

Erica Chernoh
Assistant Professor (Practice), Berry Initiative Faculty Research Assistant
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  • Berries and Fruit
  • Fruit Trees
  • Organic Agriculture
Amanda Vance
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I
971-801-0394
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Amanda has been a Faculty Research Assistant for the berry crop production/physiology research program in the Department of Horticulture and the NWREC (led by Dr. Bernadine Strik) since 2013. She establishes and manages organic and conventional berry crop research plantings and works on...

Joseph DeFrancesco
Pesticide Registration Research Faculty—Emeritus
(541) 737-0718
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Extension IPM, Small fruit

Brian Donovan
Field Crops Faculty Research Assistant
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Wheat Research and Extension

Janice Egli
Office Specialist 2
971-373-5912
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Javier Fernande...
Assistant Professor of Practice
503-373-3766
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Small Farms, Specialty Crops (Small Fruits & Berries and Tree Fruit - Olives), Soil and Plant Fertility and Nutrition, Organic Production.

Marion County,  Polk County

Brian Hill
Nursery Crops Faculty Research Assistant
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Shelley Hughes
Administrative Assistant
971-533-8614
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Patrick Jones
Berry Crops Faculty Research Assistant
971-801-0395
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Berries

Gina Koskela
Senior Faculty Research Asst I
503-678-1264
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Specialty Crop Registrations

Judith Kowalski
Bio Science Research Tech 3
9718010393
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My position is located at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center, in Aurora, Oregon. As a Biological Science Technician, I assist Chal Landgren in his Christmas tree program with research and extension activities. Many projects...

Chal Landgren
Professor
503-678-1264
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Christmas Tree Specialist

Extension program touches on all aspects of Christmas tree production beginning with site preparation and continuing all the way through harvest and shipping.

Current research efforts include work in the following areas:...

David Lowenstein
Research Associate (Post Doc)
541-737-1590

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Project

Lloyd Nackley
Assistant Professor, Nursery Crops Research Faculty
971-801-0385
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My research and teaching program investigates how light, nutrients, water, potting media and container-type, affect plant growth, development, and aesthetics.

Rachele Nieri
Research Associate (Post Doc)
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Heidi Noordijk
Metro Small Farms Outreach Coordinator
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Small Farms

Ann Rasmussen
Faculty Research Assistant
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Robin Rosetta
Nursery Integrated Pest Management Extension Agent
503-678-1264
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  • Biological control implementation
  • Pacific Northwest Nursery IPM website development and expansion
  • Current research areas include: Intelligent Spray Systems; Azalea lace bug; and Maple spider mite.
  • Career-long research topics include: Assessment of...
Luisa Santamaria
Nursery Pathology and Bilingual Extension Agent
503-678-1264
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My main goal is to develop educational programs based on the needs and priorities for the Oregon nursery industry.

Program Areas of Focus:

  • Bilingual Education programs in plant health.
  • Management practices to control plant diseases in Nursery crops and...
Bernadine Strik
Professor, NWREC Berry Crops Research Leader
541-737-5434
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Oregon has a diverse, economically important berry crop industry with about 24,000 acres harvested for a farm gate value of over $200 million. Berry crops, including blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, and kiwi fruit, are grown on over 1000 family farms in Oregon....

Kody Transue
Bio Science Research Tech 2
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Brent Warneke
Faculty Research Assistant
5417372312
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Derek Wells
Building and Trades Maintenance
541-678-1264
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Nik Wiman
Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist—Orchard Crops
541-737-2534
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  • biological control
  • population biology
  • orchard ecology
  • insect behavior
  • integrated pest management

Nik earned a BS (biology) and MS (entomology) from Montana State University where he worked on biological control of weeds...

Wei Yang
Associate Professor, Blueberry Extension Agent
503-678-1264
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My responsibility is to provide leadership for the blueberry education program in the North Willamette District where the most of the state’s blueberry industry is concentrated. I also conduct applied research in blueberry production systems to support my extension activities.

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