Oregon State University has named Mateus Pasa, Ph.D., as assistant professor and leader of its horticulture research program at the Mid Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center.
He will be in charge of its research program on sweet cherry and pear production systems.
Here is the announcement by Steve Castagnoli, director of OSU’s Mid Columbia Research Center:
I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Mateus Pasa will be joining OSU as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture and leader of the MCAREC horticulture research program. His charge will be to develop a multifaceted research program on innovative sweet cherry and pear production systems addressing critical needs of the Mid-Columbia and PNW tree fruit industry.
Dr. Pasa currently holds a position as Research Pomologist at the Santa Catarina Agricultural Research and Extension Center in São Joaquim, Brazil, where he works on applied physiology in apple and pear. He is no stranger to the Mid-Columbia. During his PhD program, he spent a year at MCAREC working with Dr. Todd Einhorn studying the effect of prohexadione calcium on vegetative growth of pears.
Dr. Pasa plans to start work here in late March or beginning of April and is already formulating plans for trials in the 2018 season. I am confident that Dr. Pasa will be successful in establishing a strong research program to address industry needs and advance the Oregon and PNW pear and cherry industries.
The Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center is a branch station of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station administered by the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences. Its mission is conducting research and outreach supporting the tree fruit industry in the Mid-Columbia region, as well as the Pacific Northwest.