Ashley Thompson

Ashley Thompson

Assistant Professor of Horticulture

Contact for questions about commercial cherry and pear production in Wasco and Hood River Counties.

Expertise: Fruit trees


Ashley Thompson, Ph.D. is the extension tree fruit horticulturalist for Wasco and Hood River Counties. Her areas of research interest include:

  • Soil fertility management
  • Plant nutrition
  • Sustainable tree fruit production
  • Rootstocks and varieties
  • Tree fruit viruses and phytoplasmas

Ashley also works closely with interdisciplinary teams to:

  • Create enterprise budgets for tree fruit producers
  • Protect the working lands of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
  • Improve the health and safety for farmworkers

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