Vegetables & Specialty Seed Crops

Oregon Vegetables Main Site


Kristie Buckland - Vegetable & Specialty Seed Crop Extension Specialist

Office: 503-506-0955 or email at

Kristie Buckland is a plant scientist focused on vegetable and seed crop production research and extension. Her program strives to identify management strategies to increase farm sustainability. Using a systems approach, her research examines the interaction of crop growth, yield, and pest pressure along with soil health indicators. View a handout summarizing her research program here.

Kristie has worked for 9 years in both conventional and organic vegetable and small grain systems. She has experience implementing management strategies such as inter-cropping, trap cropping, crop rotations, as well as the timing and amount of diverse nitrogen input sources. Kristie has been involved with extension throughout these years with on-farm research, grower collaborations and community outreach.

Kristie earned a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy. She completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Science at Utah State University.

research areas

Nick Andrews -Extension Agent

Cell: 503-913-9410   Office: 971-801-0391  or  Email

Research areas

  • Soil fertility, cover crops and organic fertilizers
  • Diagnostics and IPM
  • Degree-day modeling
  • Vegetable variety trials


Ed Peachey -Extension Agent

Cell: 541-740-6712  or  Email

Research Areas

  • Processed vegetables and vegetable seed crops
  • Weed Management
  • IPM
  • Soil fertility
  • Diagnostics