The nursery program at NWREC includes areas of focus in:

Attention: Nursery and Christmas tree Professionals!

We need your assistance to help us better assist YOU!

IR-4 Ornamental Horticulture Program Survey

The IR-4 Project’s Ornamental Horticulture Program helps provide safe and effective pest management solutions for greenhouse, nursery, landscape, Christmas tree and forestry producers. We work with growers, researchers, registrants and regulatory agencies to facilitate new product registrations. We also work to place new diseases, insects, and weeds as well as new crops on already registered ornamental horticulture product labels. Every other year, we prioritize the next two-year research plan at our Ornamental Horticulture Workshop. We invite you to help us focus our research prioritization by answering a few questions about the diseases, insects, and weeds which impact your business.

Areas of Interest:


  • Digger Articles
    An ongoing series provided by Oregon State University in partnership with Oregon Association of Nurseries to share research, education and extension activities with the regional and national nursery growers. The series is published in the monthly edition of Digger magazine, the voice of the Northwest nursery industry for more than 50 years.
  • OSU Nursery Extension, Research & Education on Facebook
    Stay up to date on current activities of the the OSU nursery crops program. The program includes scientists, extension agents, and educators that work with industry professionals and peers to help growers meet their ongoing needs while educating and training the future of the industry.
  • AGRIMET - Pacific Northwest Cooperative Agricultural Weather Network
    AgriMet, a conjunction of the words "agricultural" and "meteorology", is a satellite-based network of automated agricultural weather stations operated and maintained by the Bureau of Reclamation. The stations are located in irrigated agricultural areas throughout the Pacific Northwest and are dedicated to regional crop water use modeling, agricultural research, frost monitoring, and integrated pest and fertility management. The Aurora (ARAO) station located at the NWREC was installed in 1998.

Nusery Student Internship

Our Spring/Summer 2015 Nursery internship positions are full. We will be excepting applications for  Spring/Summer 2016 next winter. Please check back for updated information and check out the links below.

For complete program information and application requirements, please visit our internship page.

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