Jeff Olsen, who served commercial orchardists in Yamhill, Polk, Marion, Washington, Clackamas and Multnomah counties, passed away unexpectedly in January, 2014. Work is currently underway to recruit and replace his position serving commercial orchard growers. When the new position is posted on the OSU Jobs website, a link will be provided from this page.
In the interim, Ross Penhallegon in Lane County is fielding commercial orchard questions on a part time basis. Other resources are being developed and will be posted here when available.
These pages provide resources and information for Commercial Tree Fruit and Nut growers (orchard crops grown for commercial sale).
(Information for home/backyard orchards is available from Master Gardeners and Home Orchard societies. A useful publication for general care of home orchards is EC 631 Managing Diseases and Insects in Home Orchards).