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.

To visit NWREC or to Contact Us

Our address is:

15210 NE Miley Road

Aurora, OR 97002

PH: 503-678-1264

Complete driving directions


Check out the recent video ( just click arrow on video link above) featuring the Intelligent Sprayer-This Intelligent Sprayer, demonstrated at Hans Nelson Nursery in Boring, Oregon, uses lasers and an on-board computer to precisely control where and how much pesticide to spray.

Mark your calendars... 

Youth Tractor Safety & Certification Course

March 25 (wed), 26 (thurs) & 27 (fri), 2015.   8:30 am-4:30 pm each day

 Held at North Willamette Research and Extension Center

Only 20 spaces available-sign up now!


Agricultural Composting Resources & Education Series-ACRES

2-day workshop! April 3 and April 10, 2015 at NWREC

Hands on workshop with activities, learning and great information from experts! For agend and complete registration information, please visit the Small Farms  website.

OSU Blueberry School registration is open! March 16-17 at OSU

This two-day blueberry course is intended for both new and experienced blueberry growers and anyone involved in the blueberry industry. Major topics, ranging from marketing to weed control and most everything in-between, will be discussed. For complete agenda information and to register please visit the official website.     Registration closes March 2!



New Look for OSU Extension Catalog
OSU Extension publications cover a variety of subjects, all authored by leading researchers and extension professionals. Visit the newly improved online catalog and browse through the many topics. With spring quickly approaching, here are a few publications that might interest you!

Down on the farm June 2014

Read all about news and events in the latest edition of the OSU Extension Service of Clackamas County Community Report 2013-2014

Check out the latest edition of Down on the Farm- a quarterly newsletter all about NWREC.

Read all about NWREC's fall Harvest Dinner and other interesting events in the latest edition of Focus on Extension, the official newsletter for Clackamas County extension.