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.
1. Blueberry rootstock propagation, evaluation, and rootstock/cultivar interactions
2. Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) control in berry crops
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
Ph.D., Horticulture, Penn State University, 1999
M.S., Horticulture, Penn State University, 1996
B.S., Plant Physiology, Northwest University, PRC, 1986
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.