North Willamette Research and Extension Center
The North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) is Oregon State University's only agriculture field research station located in the northwestern part of the state.
We serve farmers in the seven county north valley area and focus our research and education on the region's most important crop systems: nurseries and greenhouses, fresh vegetables and specialty seed crops, berries and small fruit, Christmas trees, and small commercial farms. In addition, NWREC is the location for the state's only IR-4 Pesticide Registration program working with agricultural crops throughout Oregon.
Youth Tractor Safety Training and Certification workshop
March 26-28, 2014
at North Willamette Research and Extension Center
Space is limited! Sign-up soon!
Read about past workshop.
Happening here at NWREC
March 15th, 2014, 8 am - 4 pm.
The Women in Agriculture Conference (WIA) is for women at all levels of agriculture.
To learn more or to register, visit www.womeninag.wsu.edu
- Food Safety “Train the Trainers” Workshops for any Oregon produce farmer regardless of farm size. This workshop prepares participants to train harvest workers on recommended food safety practices. The Workshops are offered in English and Spanish and are free! Multiple dates and locations. Please visit Oregon Farms Food Safety website for registration and complete information.
- Recent Capital Press article offers overview of field work completed by the IR4 program at NWREC, regarding the use of certain slug baits for commercial growers.
- Nick Andrews, Small Farms Extension Horticulturist, is featured in a great extension video about small scale farming in Oregon. To watch "No Farm Too Small" click video link above.
- Thinking about growing some of your own berries? The Oregonian recently featured our berry crops specialist, Bernadine Strik and her variety recommendations for western gardeners.
- Newly revised extension publication titled Blackberry Cultivars for Oregon, is now available. This publication offers information on the latest cultivars studied here at the NWREC and at area growers. Authors are Chad E. Finn, berry crops geneticist, USDA-ARS, Horticultural Crops Research Unit, Corvallis, Oregon; and Bernadine C. Strik, Extension berry crops professor, Oregon State University.
2014 Blueberry Conference has record breaking attendance-Read the full details!
- Several of other researchers are featured in the most recent edition of Oregon's Agricultural Progress, the research magazine for the Oregon State University Agricultural Experiment Stations. The Winter 2014 edition has an interesting look at the history of OSU's Agricultural Experient Stations (AES) that covers 125 years of progress.
Check out the latest edition of Down on the Farm- a quarterly newsletter all about NWREC.