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Other Specialties

Other Specialties are researched by both of our OSU Horticulture Program Leaders, Mr. Brad Bergefurd and Dr. Gary Gao.


Mr. Brad Bergefurd, Extension specialist for specialty crops and assistant professor, conducts applied research and educational programs on development of specialty crop production & marketing industries in the areas of sustainable, organic and conventional hop, hemp, vegetable and fruit crop enterprises.





Dr. Gary Gao, Extension specialist for small fruit crops and associate professor, primarily conducts applied research and extension programs in the areas of blackberries and raspberries, blueberries, currants and gooseberries, and winegrapes.




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