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Mission of the OAN Research Committee

Identify, prioritize and communicate the research needs of our industry to encourage the research community to address these needs. Support and develop funding methods for worthy projects.

Research Priorities

The committee conducts a survey of OAN members to determine the research needs of the industry.

Top concerns identified by OAN members in the 2010 survey:

  • Disease Prevention & Control
     
  • Insect Prevention & Control
     
  • Cultural & Production Methods
     
  • Nutrition
     
  • Weed Control

2010 Survey Summary:

» Survey Summary (PDF)
» Survey Summary - Oregon Growers Only (PDF)

Funding Sources

Each year the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) in cooperation with the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) and other interested individuals award financial grants to support research that benefits the Oregon nursery industry. These grants are funded by the nursery industry itself through the Nursery Research Assessment Fee collected by the ODA.

The OAN administers a fund set up to provide grants for shade tree disease reseach. The Shade Tree Disease Fund monies come entirely from individual and corporate donations; 100% of the money contributed goes to support qualifying research projects.

The OAN, in cooperation with the ODA, supports the Horticultural Research Institute, the research arm of the American Nursery & Landscape Association. The Oregon Nursery Industry Endowment Fund is among the top national, regional and state contributors with an endowment in excess of $250,000.

2013 Recommended Research Proposals

Proposals Researchers Amount
Oregon State University North Willamette Research and Extension Center Nursery Production Internship Chal Landgren, Luisa Santamaria $17,094
Retaining an industry-wide benefit by the OSU Ornamental Plant Breeding Program Ryan Contreras $20,000
Developing sterile forms of economically important nursery crops Ryan Contreras $20,000
Developing environmentally safe nano-composite coatings with nano calcium carbonate to protect nursery crops from abiotic and biotic stresses and stimulate plant growth Les H. Fuchigami $8,500
Using Radio Frequency Identification Technology for Logistics Management in the Nursery Industry Tom Fernandez $17,640
HRI   $7,500
Developing novel, disease resistant forms of nursery crops Ryan Contreras $10,000
An integrated approach to mitigating nostoc blue-green algae in nurseries Jennifer Parke $14,000
Improving Nutrient and Water Use Efficiency of Container-Grown Nursery Plants Guihong Bi, Carolyn Scagel $18,000

2012 Recommended Research Proposals

Proposals Researchers Amount
Oregon State University North Willamette Research and Extension Center Nursery Production Internship Chal Landgren, Robin Rosetta, Luisa Santamaria $18,797.00
Development of new, superior cultivars of landscape plants Robert E. Schutzki, Sarah Doane $25,000.00
Induced polyploidy in six maple species to breed for sterile triploids Ryan Contreras $15,868.00
Refinement of a novel trap for improved monitoring and potential use in lure and infect for black vine weevil. Denny J. Bruck, Ph.D. $19,900.00
Continued development of an aerial system to collect composite or single visual images for inventory management Dr. Chal Langren, Heather Stoven, Dr. Reza Ehsani, Dr. Joe Maja, Dr. James Robbins, Dr. Dharmendra Saraswat $25,000.00
Assessing weed management needs in Oregon nurseries Ed Peachey, Rich Reagan, Judy Kowalski $15,421.00
Spatial and temporal dynamics of foliar Phytophthora spp. on Rhododendron in nursery environments Niklaus Grunwald $17,500.00
Solarization and biocontrol to eliminate Phytophthora spp. from nursery beds Jennifer Parke $20,000.00

2011 Recommended Research Proposals

Proposals Researcher Amount
North Willamette Research & Extension Center Nursery Internship Jim Owen Jr.

$18,940

HRI George Bear

$10,000

Automation of plant inventory processes using an aerial systems approach

Dr. James Robbins & Dr. Dharmendra Saraswat

$28,427

Development of new, superior cultivars of landscape plants Harold Pellett, Ryan Contreras

$30,000

Improved Mineral Nutrition for Micropropagation of Woody Nursery Crops Barbara Reed

$22,000

Spatial and temporal dynamics of foliar Phytophthora spp. on Rhododendron in nursery environments Niklaus J. Grunwald

$27,048

Integrating selected alternative substrates for woody ornamental container production: from substrate properties to cultural management. Jim Owen Jr.

$26,932

Testing Soil Additives to Increase Plant Survival and Growth Chal Landgren

$8,780

Development of sterile cherrylaurel cultivars Ryan Contreras

$20,570

2010 Recommended Research Proposals

Proposal Researcher Amount
North Willamette Research & Extension Center Nursery Internship Jim Owen Jr.

$19,890

Evaluation of Amber Snail Management Treatments in Nursery Production Facilities Robin Rosetta

$13,758

Investigation of the Use of the Predatory Mite, Hypoaspis Mite, Against Root Weevil Larvae in Liner Production Systems Robin Rosetta

$7,880

Screening Alternative Soilless Substrate Components for Containerized Crop Production in the Pacific Northwest Jim Owen Jr

$26,531

Improved Mineral Nutrition for Micropropagation of Woody Nursery Crops Barbara Reed

$22,000

Non-Chemical Options for Decontamination of Greenhouse Substrates Jennifer Parke

$20,000

Development of New Antitraspirant & Protective Barriers Against Insects & Micro-Organisms for Plants Les Fuchigami

$15,000

Assessing the Threat of Exotic Relative to Endemic Phytophthora spp. Niklaus J. Grunwald

$25,000

Testing Plant Health Evaluation Tools Chal Landgren

$9,530

SPROut Floating Wetland Loan & Research Program Renee Stoops

$18,573

HRI George Bear

$10,000

Development of Tetraploid Hydrangea macrophyla Cultivars Ryan Contreras

$21,500

2009 Recommended Research Proposals

Proposal Researcher Amount
Continuing the Nursery Research Internship Program at Oregon State University North Willamette Research and Extension Center Jim Owen Jr.

$10,873

HRI George Bear

$10,000

Biological control of fungus gnats Dr. Jana C. Lee, Dr. Denny J. Bruck

$6,000

Development of traps for use with attractants for monitoring adult black vine weevils in ornamental nurseries. Dr. Denny J. Bruck

$13,000

Influence of nitrogen fertilizer application rate on Phytophthora disease of Rhododendron and Crab Apple. Richard P. Regan

$15,275

Improved Mineral Nutrition for Micropropagation of Woody Nursery Crops Barbara M. Reed

$22,000

Automated Caliper Measurement for Ornamental Tree Production Jim Owen Jr.

$20,857

Creating a Nursery Deployable Gravimetric Water Monitoring and Control System Jim Owen Jr.

$23,450

Conducting Shade Tree fertility Surveys used to Assist Researchers and Growers in Refining Nutrient Recommendations for Oregon Field Nurseries. Jim Owen Jr.

$3,830

Determining conditions required for Phytophthora citricola foliar infection Jennifer Parke

$29,000

Development of new, superior cultivars of landscape plants Harold Pellett

$10,000

Assessing the threat of exotic relative to endemic Phytophthora spp Niklaus J. Grunwald

$22,000

Determining the Effect of Nitrogen Availability on Mineral Nutrient Uptake and Demand and Plant Growth of Container-Grown Herbaceous Perennial Plants. Guihong Bi

$12,100

Foliar Fertilization Efficacy Chal Landgren

$13,500

2008 Recommended Research Proposals

Proposal Researcher Amount
Quantifying winter discharge of controlled release fertilizers to determine environmental impact and plant uptake. Jim Owen, Jr.

$17,235

Development of new, superior cultivars of landscape plants Harold Pellett

$10,000

Improved Mineral Nutrition for Micropropagation of Woody Nursery Crops Barbara M. Reed

$19,800

Managing overhead irrigation to minimize Phytophthora diseases: Phase II. Jennifer L. Parke

$30,000

Correlating environmental conditions with the growth and establishment of three succulents growing on the Portland Building Ecoroof; Irrigation requirements, stormwater reduction, and plant survival on Pacific Northwest green roofs Erin Shroll

$15,000

Investigation into the seasonal biology and economic importance of eriophyid mites in Oregon nurseries Robin Rosetta

$14,362

Effect of container architecture on growth and water use efficiency of coarse and fine rooted trees. (request for continued funding) Jim Owen, Jr.

$5,700

Comparative epidemiology of Phytophthora pathogens on Rhododendron Niklaus Grunwald

$15,000

Determining the Effect of Autumn Foliar Urea Application on Nitrogen Use Efficiency and Plant Growth of Container-Grown Herbaceous Perennial Plants Guihong Bi

$12,200

Assessment of treatments for prevention of Crown Gall and Leafy Gall in Herbaceous Perennials Melodi Putnam

$13,801

Production of handheld meter and database for determination of chlorophyll, nitrogen and water content of nursery plants. Les Fuchigami

$21,160

Influence of nitrogen fertilizer application rate and formulation on cold hardiness of deciduous and evergreen Rhododendron cultivars Carolyn F. Scagel

$12,125

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