We provide research-based information for backyard gardeners and green industry professionals, including regional specific information.
Promoting profitable and sustainable tree fruit production and pest control through trainings, research, technical support, community outreach, and expert advice.
The North Willamette Research and Extension Center is home to the Orchard Crops Research and Extension Program led by Dr. Nik Wiman, which works closely with the Oregon hazelnut industry to help solve problems related to hazelnut production.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the appropriate use of all available methods to maintain pest populations below damaging levels. The goal of our research is to develop ecologically sound pest management strategies and tactics and, in conjunction with the Extension Service, to introduce and demonstrate these management tools and techniques to growers and field managers.
The northeast tip of Umatilla County is blessed with a variety of fruit crops, wine grapes, and vegetables. The Valley is commonly referred to as a “banana belt” and has a more moderate climate than most of the Pacific Northwest. This means that the area produces superlative fruit and vegetables sooner than the rest of Oregon and Washington, giving it a distinct marketing advantage.
If you live in The Dalles, OR, life isn’t just a bowl of cherries. It’s more like a cherry avalanche. The agricultural powerhouse located in the Columbia Gorge area is known for its delicious, sweet cherries and its rich history of domestic and international cherry production.