Betsy Verhoeven

Assistant Professor of Practice

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Betsy Verhoeven is a Willamette Valley native and is an Assistant Professor of Practice for Field Crops in Marion and Clackamas Counties. She works primarily with producers of grass seed, oil seed, legume seed, cereals, hops and mint. Her work is a mix of applied research and education to help regional farmers improve production and implement sustainable practices.  She has a background in soil science with a master’s in soils and biogeochemistry from the University of California-Davis and a PhD in agricultural science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich). 

Content by Betsy Verhoeven

Selecting Successful Cover Crops for Your Hop Yard

Sep 2019
This fact sheet is designed to help guide commercial hop growers in selecting cover crops. The guide discusses benefits and considerations or cons for four different cover crop strategies: annual fall planted, annual spring planted, annual re-seeding and perennial sod. Cover crop suggestions are tailored to western Oregon climate and regional cropping practices.

By Betsy Verhoeven | Fact Sheet

Growing Malting Barley in and Around the Willamette Valley

May 2019
Barley is a useful rotation crop that grows well in the Willamette Valley. But the region's craft beers and spirits generally use malting barley shipped from elsewhere. Can growers and brewers capitalize on high-quality, locally produced barley? Learn more about malting barley, study supply chain issues, and find out what you need to make it work.

By Betsy Verhoeven, Ryan Graebner | OSU Extension Catalog

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