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


It's that time of year again-Time to prune your blueberries!

View a great extension video entitled "Grower's Guide to Pruning Highbush Blueberries"-click arrow above and to the right to watch.

Check out an informative article and extension publication "Growing Blueberries in Your Home Garden" for expert advise from extension berry specialist Bernadine Strik.

Of Interest... 

Learn about Luisa Santamaria's nursery workers training program through a recent article in the Capital Press.

OSU Blueberry School registration is open! March 16-17, 2015 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.      Early registration is encouraged!

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.



  • New Christmas Tree Publication Released-
    Best Management Practices for Christmas Tree Export, Authors: Heather Stoven, Chal Landgren, Rogg Helmuth, LaBonte James. More information.

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.