Wei Yang

Professor
wei.yang [at] oregonstate.edu

Office: 503-678-1264

North Willamette Research and Extension Center

North Willamette Res & Ext Ctr 15210 NE Miley Rd

North Willamette Res & Ext Ctr
15210 NE Miley Rd
Aurora, OR 97002-9543

My responsibility is to provide leadership for the blueberry education program in the North Willamette District where the most of the state’s blueberry industry is concentrated. I also conduct applied research in blueberry production systems to support my extension activities.

Current projects:

1. Blueberry rootstock propagation, evaluation, and rootstock/cultivar interactions

  • TC protocol development for V. arboreum (with North American Plants LLC)
  • V. arboreum seedling field performance evaluation
  • Rootstock and cultivar interactions (with UF and UC Kearney Ag Center)

2. Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) control in berry crops

  • Insecticides deliver methods via helicopter and micro-spray system (with WSU)
  • Attractants evaluation and field sanitation in blueberries
  • Alternative row and border spray (graduate student project)
  • SWD marking and dispersal study (graduate student project)

At OSU

Professional Accomplishments

Employment: 

2006-present Associate Professor, Oregon State University, North Willamette Research and Extension Center
2001-2006 Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, North Willamette Research and Extension Center
1999-2001 Research Associate, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research at Cornell University
1993-1999 Graduate Research/teaching Assistant, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Horticulture
1992-1993 Researcher, Shaanxi Fruit Crops Research Center, P.R. China
1990-1991 Visiting fellow, USDA - ARS, Appalachian Fruit Research Station
1986-1990 Researcher, Shaanxi Fruit Crops Research Center, Xi'An, P. R. China

Education: 

Ph.D., Horticulture, Penn State University, 1999
M.S., Horticulture, Penn State University, 1996
B.S., Plant Physiology, Northwest University, PRC, 1986

My Awards

My Publications

Outreach and Extension

My extension activities include SWD education, field visits, giving presentations at grower meetings and field days, publishing newsletters and extension materials, and serving as editor and webmaster for the berrygrape.org website. I organize three berry events annually.