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Nick Andrews

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Nick Andrews is a member of OSU’s Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems. In January 2020 he started serving as an OSU Organic Vegetable Extension agent based in the Willamette Valley. 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. 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 is also active in the new Western Cover Crops Council. 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

OSU Extension steps up to address the needs of Oregon’s organic farms

In 2018, Extension created a half-time position for an organic vegetable Extension professor of practice, which is now held by Nick Andrews, a small crops specialist.

Nick Andrews | Jan 2021 | Impact story

OSU Extension led effort to form Western Cover Crop Council to enhance collaboration and education

In 2018, the the Western Cover Crop Council (WCCC) was formed to facilitate and enhance communication and collaboration among growers, Extension agents, researchers and other agricultural professionals.

Nick Andrews | Dec 2020 | Impact story

Vegetable Degree-day Models: An Introduction for Farmers and Gardeners

Degree-days measure the amount of heat accumulated over time. Researchers have used years of this data to develop models that help farmers and gardeners predict harvest dates and other important events in select crops and weeds....

Nick Andrews, Leonard Coop, Heather Stoven, Heidi Noordijk, Aaron Heinrich | Jan 2021 | OSU Extension Catalog

No Farm Too Small

An interview with Nick Andrews with the OSU Small Farms Program at NWREC. For more information visit Read the full story here: Oregon's ...

Nick Andrews | Jan 2014 | Video

Small Farm School boosts potential of new farmers in north Willamette Valley

Annual OSU Extension small farms event provides networking opportunities and research-based information to ensure sustainability of their farms and food operations.

Heidi Noordijk, Nick Andrews | Nov 2019 | Impact story

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