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Marc Anderson
Farm Facilities Manager
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Nicole Anderson
Field Crops Extension Agent
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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.

Nicholas Andrews
Metro Small Farms Extension Agent
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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...
Heather Andrews
Faculty Research Assistant
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Joe Battilega
Bio Sci Research Tech 2
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Cora Bobo-Shisler
Temp Bio Sci Research Tech 2
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Michael Bondi
NWREC Director
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Regional Administrator Clackamas Region, Director NWREC

Kristine Buckland
Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist—Vegetable & Specialty Seed Crops
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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

Amanda Davis
Senior Faculty Research Asst I
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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

Sarah Doane
Faculty Research Assistant - Blueberry Extension
503-678-1264 ext. 67826
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Brian Donovan
Field Crops Faculty Research Assistant
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OSU Seeds:

Seed Crop Research & Extension

Seed Crop Physiology

Janice Egli
Office Specialist 2
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Brian Hill
Nursery Crops Faculty Research Assistant
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Nursery Crops

Shelley Hughes
Administrative Assistant
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Patrick Jones
Berry Crops Faculty Research Assistant
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Judith Kowalski
Bio Science Research Technician 3
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I assist Chal Landgren in his Christmas tree program with research and extension activities. Many projects include traveling to locations throughout western Oregon and southwest Washington conducting various field work, research trials and tree evaluations. 



Chal Landgren
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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:...

Danielle Lightle
Assistant Professor (Practice)

Maria Marlin
Faculty Research Assistant
503-678-1264 ext. 67863
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Dalyn McCauley Dalyn McCauley
Faculty Research Assistant
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Lloyd Nackley
Assistant Professor, Nursery Production
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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.


Dr. Lloyd Nackley is a plant physiological ecologist who brings a systems approach to nursery and greenhouse...

Heidi Noordijk
Metro Small Farms Outreach Coordinator
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Small Farms

Ann Rasmussen
Faculty Research Assistant - Vegetable and Specialty Seed Crops
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Interests include:

  • Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and remote sensing applications for plant health
  • Crop development
  • Plant pathology
Luisa Santamaria
Nursery Pathology and Bilingual Extension Agent
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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...
Melissa Scherr
Project Coordinator, Organic Agriculture Graduate Certificate
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Bernadine Strik
Professor, NWREC Berry Crops Research Leader
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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....

Clint Taylor
Education Program Assistant 1
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Kody Transue
Bio Science Research Tech 2
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Derek Wells
Building and Trades Maintenance
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Nik Wiman
Associate Professor, Extension Specialist—Orchard Crops
503-678-1264 X 67825
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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
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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.