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Wei Qiang Yang

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Wei Qiang Yang is an associate professor and district berry extension agent serving the North Willamette Valley. His work is focused on commercial berry crops and in particular blueberry production.  He specialized in all aspects of blueberry production systems from field establishment, physiology and nutrition, irrigation, disease and pest management to postharvest handling and international marketing. He has over 20 years of experience working with blueberries and is an expert in blueberry mycorrhizae research. Wei received his Ph.D. from Penn State University and completed his postdoctoral training at the Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell University. He is a member of the American Society for Horticultural Science and International Society for Horticultural Science. He provides significant leadership in organizing berry educational programs for the state of Oregon.

Content by Wei Qiang Yang

Nutrient Management for Blueberries in Oregon

Addresses how much fertilizer to apply, when to apply fertilizer, what type of nitrogen to apply, and application methods. Based on soil and tissue test results recommends application rates for nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and ...

Wei Qiang Yang, Bernadine Strik | Nov 2006 | OSU Extension Catalog

Blueberry Gall Midge: A Possible New Pest in the Northwest

Discusses symptoms of blueberry gall midge infestation, biology and life cycle of the midge, monitoring, and potential for damage. Color photos and sampling instructions included.

Wei Qiang Yang | May 2005 | OSU Extension Catalog

2018 Blueberry Pest Management Guide for the Willamette Valley

Recommends pest management practices for blueberry.

Wei Qiang Yang, Jay Pscheidt, Joe DeFrancesco | Feb 2018 | OSU Extension Catalog

Keeping vampires out of my blueberry patch, garlic flavored blueberries?

Q: I am getting prepared to plant my garlic in Oct/Nov. I have lots of space around my blueberry plants. Would they do OK together? Someone told me my blueberries may taste like garlic!! Is that possible?

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