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Surendra Dara

NWREC Director and Professor
surendra.dara [at]

Office: 971-801-0384

North Willamette Research and Extension Center

North Willamette Res & Ext Ctr 15210 NE Miley Rd

North Willamette Res & Ext Ctr
15210 NE Miley Rd
Aurora, OR 97002-9543

Surendra Dara is an entomologist with more than 25 years of experience in IPM and microbial control. Throughout his career, he worked on numerous invasive and endemic species of arthropods and plant pathogens. He developed a strong research and extension program working on irrigation, nutrient management, pest and disease issues, biostimulants, and biological soil amendments to develop sustainable agricultural solutions. His research and extension covered commodities such as alfalfa, cassava, cotton, small fruits, and vegetables serving agricultural communities locally, regionally, and internationally. Dara has authored/co-authored more than 400 scientific and extension articles, which include three co-edited books, four co-edited special issues of journals, 25 book chapters, and >50 peer-reviewed journal articles. He has extensive international outreach experience training farmers in Bangladesh, Guatemala, Haiti, Kosovo, Moldova, Mozambique, Myanmar, and Zimbabwe.