Nick Andrews

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Biography

Nick Andrews is a member of OSU’s Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems. As a member of the Small Farms program Nick serves Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties. Nick is also starting a state-wide Organic Extension program within the Center for Small Farms. The initial focus in that program is annual Organic crops throughout Oregon. Nick started with OSU Extension in 2005, and was previously an organic inspector with Oregon Tilth, orchard consultant in Hood River and vegetable entomologist in England and Scotland with ADAS. His work focuses on Organic vegetable production and beginning farmer training. Nick developed the Organic Fertilizer and Cover Crop Calculator in collaboration with Dan Sullivan and others at OSU. He is collaborating with OSU colleagues to develop Croptime, a degree-day modeling website for vegetable growers. Nick earned a B.S. in Horticulture from OSU in 1991 with a minor in Horticultural Science. He received a M.Sc. in Crop Protection with distinction from the University of Reading, UK in 1995.

Content by Nick Andrews

2019 Organic Extension Summit Report

Final report from the 2019 Organic Extension Summit held at OSU's North Willamette Research and Extension Center on April 17, 2019. 28 pages.

By Nick Andrews, Anna Allen | Fact Sheet

OSU Organic Fertilizer & Cover Crop Calculator: Predicting Plant-available Nitrogen

Describes the OSU Organic Fertilizer & Cover Crop Calculator and using it to predict plant-available nitrogen.

By Clare Sullivan, Dan Sullivan, Linda Brewer, Nick Andrews | OSU Extension Catalog

OSU Mechanical Cultivation Field Day a Major Success!

Weed management consistently ranks as a high priority topic for organic vegetable growers, and yet most are not taking full advantage of the best cultivation tools available. When properly used,...

By Clare Sullivan, Heidi Noordijk, Nick Andrews, | Article

Soil Nitrate Testing for Willamette Valley Vegetable Production

A soil nitrate test measures the concentration of nitrate in the soil at a specific moment in time, including nitrate originating from organic inputs, fertilizer, and soil organic matter. This publication describes how to use in-season soil nitrate testing to adjust sidedress N fertilizer...

By Dan Sullivan, Ed Peachey, Aaron Heinrich, Linda Brewer, Nick Andrews | OSU Extension Catalog

Designing a Whole Farm System

Whole Farming Principles and Strategies

By Maud Powell, Nick Andrews, Melissa Matthewson, Shelley Elkovich, Gwendolyn Ellen, Tim Franklin, Don Tipping | Article

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