Research at SOREC

In Southern Oregon, a new generation of small-scale farmers works shoulder to shoulder with established orchards and start-up wineries. Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC) provides research-based programs for this active and growing community as they constantly reinvent the agricultural possibilities of the fertile Rogue Valley.


Research Programs

Rows of hemp pants stand in the foreground with a blue sky and trees behind.



Learn more about Dr. Govinda Shrestha and his hemp research here.

Grape vines grow up trellis wires with puffy white clouds and a bright blue sky in the background.



Learn more about Dr. Alexander Levin and his viticulture research here.

Powdery white leaves on the tip of a pear tree branch curl up, in contrast to healthy, unfurled green leaves


Plant Pathology

Learn more about Dr. Achala KC and her plant pathology research here.