Vegetables & Specialty Seed Crops

Welcome to our new

Vegetable & Specialty Seed Crop Extension Specialist,

Kristie Buckland

Kristie Buckland is a plant scientist focused on vegetable and seed crop production research and extension. Her program strives to identify management strategies to increase farm sustainability. Using a systems approach, her research examines the interaction of crop growth, yield, and pest pressure along with soil health indicators.


Kristie has worked for 9 years in both conventional and organic vegetable and small grain systems. She has experience with diverse nitrogen input sources as well as implementing management strategies such as inter-cropping, trap cropping, and crop rotations. Kristie has been involved with extension throughout these years with on-farm research, grower collaborations and community outreach.

Kristie earned a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy. She completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Science at Utah State University.

Program areas of focus:

  • Fresh market vegetables
  • Specialty seed crops

Upcoming Events

Alfalfa Mosiac Virus in cilantro meeting at North Willamette Research and Extension Center conference room 3 pm, October 23, 2017. We will overview the AMV incidence in fresh market production and the biology of the disease. See FLYER for complete information.

OSU Small Farms Conference-Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis at the LaSells Stewart Center and CH2M Hill Alumni Center Saturday, February 18, 2017. Visit the OSU Small Farms website for more information as it becomes available.

Contact Kristie

Ph 503-506-0955 or email at  

Nick Andrews -Extension Agent

Cell:503-913-9410   Office:971-801-0391  or  Email

Specialty Areas

  • Soil fertility, cover crops and organic fertilizers
  • Diagnostics and IPM
  • Degree-day modeling
  • Vegetable variety trials

Ed Peachey -Extension Agent

Cell:541-740-6712  or  Email

Specialty Areas

  • Processed vegetables and vegetable seed crops
  • Weed Management
  • IPM
  • Soil fertility
  • Diagnostics

Current projects


  • OSU Vegetable Cropping Systems Program
    Works to support the economic and environmental sustainability of Oregon's vegetable farmers and farms through its research and outreach programs. Oregon Vegetables' mission is to aggregate and make searchable the best available resources relevant to commercial vegetable farmers and ag professionals in Oregon.

Past Event Materials