North Willamette Research and Extension Center

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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, Orchard Crops, Field Crops, and Small Farms. In addition, NWREC is the location for the state's only IR-4 Pesticide Registration program working with many of the state’s agricultural crops throughout Oregon.

An annual tradition at NWREC has been a fall Harvest Dinner. It is a celebration of Oregon Agriculture and the part NWREC plays in its ongoing success through continued innovations and research.

This years dinner was a virtual event. Highlights are available by viewing one or all of the videos. Harvest Dinner 2020


NWREC Director Search Open Forum Zoom Meeting

Join us to meet with Dr. Christine Coker, candidate for our new NWREC director. Opportunity to ask question and hear her vision for the future of NWREC. April 19th, 11:00 am ‐ 12:15 pm Read more...

Marion County vaccine eligibility and information

All Oregonians over the age of 16 will be eligible to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine on April 19. Read more...

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Visitor information

Open by appointment only.

Hours of operation

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Contact us

Office fax


Upcoming Events

We’re still active across the state delivering our workshops virtually to you. See our online events across the state.

What we do

Discover ways to learn and get involved. Here are some highlights of our activities and specialties.

Berry Crops

The overall goal of the berry crops research and extension program is to help growers of blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, and kiwi fruit make educated decisions with regard to planting establishment and management to improve economic viability and sustainability.

North Willamette Research and Extension Center

Hazelnuts and Tree Fruits

The North Willamette Research and Extension Center is home to the Orchard Crops Research and Extension Program led by Dr. Nik Wiman, which works closely with the Oregon hazelnut industry to help solve problems related to hazelnut production.

North Willamette Research and Extension Center

Small Farms Program

The Small Farm Program at NWREC offers a wide variety of classes on many topics.

North Willamette Research and Extension Center

Vegetable and specialty seed crops

The mild climate of the Willamette Valley supports a diverse vegetable industry. The specialty seed industry in Oregon produces a variety of seed crops, over 170 crop species ranging from vegetable seed to cover crop and ornamental flowers.

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Christmas Trees

Christmas tree information including upcoming events, ongoing research and other updates from Chal Landgren, OSU Extension Christmas tree specialist for Oregon.

North Willamette Research and Extension Center

IR-4 Program

Broccoli field trial at NWREC.

North Willamette Research and Extension Center

News and impact

Virtual Walk With Ease class increases accessibility to disabled adults

Because of this class, all virtual Walk With Ease classes are now more accessible, and the images represent a broader spectrum of physical abilities, as well as ages and race and ethnicities.

Allison Harris | Apr 2021 | Impact story

Extension educates Oregonians to prepare for Cascadia Earthquake

A free online course consists of four modules that contain narrated sessions and additional resources.

Glenda Hyde, Lynette Black | Apr 2021 | Impact story

OSU Train the Trainers workshops keep agricultural workers on track with food safety

It’s vital to train workers correctly because the agricultural workforce plays an important role in the prevention of food contamination.

Luisa Santamaria | Apr 2021 | Impact story

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