We create flyers each month to share information with you about the cool things we do at the HCRU!

Our most recent flyers are at the top and the previous flyers follow chronologically downward. Click on the title you’re interested in to learn more!

10 – Introducing Jeff DeLong, a Supporting Research Scientist

This flyer introduces a new member, Jeff DeLong, to the USDA-ARS HCRU at the WSU, Mount Vernon Northwestern Research Extension Center. DeLong is a supporting research scientist for the unit, he will be aiding in research of small fruit diseases focusing on raspberry and blueberry crops! Read more about Jeff in the flyer. USDA Innovations…

8 – Resistance Isn’t Futile After All

This flyer is about a project a recent graduate of the HCRU, Chelsea Newbold, partook in. Chelsea worked with a group of fungicides in agriculture and studied their effect on a grape powdery mildew pathogen! Read more in the flyer to hear details of this project! USDA Innovations Flyer – 8

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Congratulations to the 2021 OSU graduates working at the HCRU. Thank you for all of your hard work and best of luck with your future endeavors! We look forward to seeing what the future has in store for all of you. Graduates 2021 Flyer

6 – Dr. Hardigan- Our Caneberry Breeder & Geneticist!

This flyer re-introduces a current HCRU employee, Dr. Michael Hardigan! Dr. Hardigan has recently started his new position as the HCRU’s Caneberry breeder and geneticist (this week!). Congratulations on the new position, Michael! USDA Innovations 2021-6

5 – Introducing our New Small Fruits Virologist, Dimitre Mollov

This flyer introduces a new employee to the Horticultural Crops Research Unit, Dr. Dimitre Mollov. This flyer gives some background on Dr. Mollov and projects he has been part of in the past. Dr. Mollov is the HCRU’s new small fruit virologist and we are excited to work with him and share this news! USDA…

4 – Dr. Cedar Hesse, Bioinformatics

This flyer re-introduces a current employee of the HCRU, Dr. Cedar Hesse! Cedar has recently begun providing bioinformatic support to our small fruit community within the HCRU as a Category 3 scientist. Congratulations, Cedar! USDA Innovations 2021-4

3 – Meet Dr. Devin Rippner

This flyer introduces one of our newest community members, Devin Rippner! Devin will be joining our USDA-ARS community in Prosser, WA as our new research viticulture soil scientist. We are excited to have Devin on our team! USDA Innovations 2021-3

2 – An all-out Assault on Basil

This flyer focuses on how salinity in soil tested in different production systems and a sandy loam soil might alter productivity and nutrition of basil! USDA Innovations 2021-2

1 – “Droning” on about Nursery Nutrient Research

This is our end-of-January USDA Innovations flyer. We’re starting off this year with a very interesting topic (per usual with our flyers 😉 ), the use of remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS, aka drones!!) for monitoring crop health. USDA Innovations 2021-1

4 – Celestial Blackberries: ‘Eclipse’

This flyer is the first of a “mini-series” we’re doing that focuses on something a little new and fun, celestial blackberries! Specifically on our ‘eclipse’ blackberry! These are new innovations with the USDA and we’re so happy to share our product with you! USDA Innovations 2020-4

3 – Azalea Lace Bug

Here is a quick-read flyer for you about some research one of our graduate students (who recently graduated with their Master’s!), Katerina Velasco-Graham, has been conducting. It focuses on a well-known pest, Azalea Lace Bug. USDA Innovations 2020-3

2 – Boxwood Blight

This flyer is about some research one of our graduate students, Gabriel Sacher, has been performing. It focuses on boxwood blight in the Willamette Valley. USDA Innovations 2020-2

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