Resources for Commercial Orchard Growers in the Willamette Valley

Bill Braunworth, OSU Horticulture Department Head, has created a list of contact faculty to cover the tree fruits and nuts previously covered by Jeff Olsen. Please circulate this around to those who might be taking calls and need to refer citizens to someone who can provide some expertise on a variety of topics as listed. 

   

Citizens who call about orchard crops in the Willamette Valley (especially those who normally called Jeff Olsen in Yamhill County) can consult the following faculty members and associated web sites to get answers to their questions:

 Steve Renquest in Douglas County (tree fruits and nuts, including hazelnuts ) steve.renquist@oregonstate.edu

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/horticulture

 

Ross Penhallegon in Lane County (until June 30, 2014 when he retires-- covers tree fruits and nuts and other horticulture) ross.penhallegon@oregonstate.edu

 

Steve Castagnoli in Hood River County at the Mid-Columbia Research and Extension Center (pears, apples) steve.castagnoli@oregonstate.edu

Extension web site: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/hoodriver/agriculture

Research Station web site: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/mcarec/

 

Lynn Long in Wasco County (cherries) lynn.long@oregonstate.edu

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/wasco/horticulture

 

Clive Kaiser Umatilla County (tree fruits) Clive.Kaiser@oregonstate.edu

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/umatilla/mf/

 

Tree Fruit and Nut group listed under the Department of Horticulture:

http://horticulture.oregonstate.edu/group/tree-fruits-and-nuts

 

Under Outreach and Extension Resources for Tree Fruits and Nuts, we created a list of topics by commodity/topic:

http://horticulture.oregonstate.edu/content/tree-fruit-and-nut-extension-publications

 

Nurseries, sources of trees:

http://www.oregonhazelnuts.org/growers-corner/hazelnut-nurseries/