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.
Solar Array Going in at NWREC-The solar array is part of a larger OSU initiative to utilize alternative energy at its facilities. Full article and images.
Annual Friends of NWREC Harvest Dinner a Great Success!Supporters of the North Willamette Research and Extension Center gathered together, September 20th, for the second annual Friends of NWREC Harvest Dinner. Industry leaders from various commodities including hazelnuts, berries, vegetables and nursery crops spoke, sharing some of their views on important work done here. In all, almost 80 people were in attendance including stakeholders, state legislators, county commissioners and faculty members. It was a great event and just one way to offer a big thank you to our many great Friends!
Arctostaphylos and Grevillea are part of an ongoing series of plant evaluations currently underway at NWREC. Horticulturalist and project leader, Neil Bell, has had plant evaluations at the station since 2000. Fall and winter is a great time to view these interesting plant species.