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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Wayne Olson
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Contact Information

     59 Johnson Hall, WSU
     Pullman, WA 99164-6402

Wanye Olson


1976 - 1980Graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Mechanization which includes background in crop production and protection methods, agriculture equipment operation and fabrication, and agribusiness.
1974 - 1975Automotive Technician Certification
Wyoming Technical Institute, Laramie, WY

Professional Experience

1999 - PresentFarm & Facilities Manager
USDA-ARS Western Regional Plant Introduction Station
Pullman, WA
1995 - 1999 Dryland Research Agronomist
Wilbur-Ellis Company
Moscow, ID
1992 - 1994 Regional Research Agronomist
InterMountain Canola Company
Moscow, ID
1988 - 1992 Dryland Research Agronomist
Wilbur-Ellis Company
Moscow, ID
1986 - 1988 Facilities & Sales Manager
Wilbur-Ellis Company
Genesee, ID
1983 - 1986 Facilities & Sales Manager
Palouse Producers Co-op
Genesee, ID
1981 - 1983 Area Agronomist
Palouse Producers Co-op
Moscow, ID

Research and Interests

Working in agriculture in the Palouse Wayne's specialties has developed in crop and soil fertility, as well as general agriculture production within the region known as the Palouse. While working for the Wilbur-Ellis Company as their Dryland Research Agronomist, he covered an area that reached from Grangeville, Idaho to Connell, Washington and from the Canadian Border to Pendleton, Oregon.

His research directives at that time ranged from research of new herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides to new methods for, and formulations of fertility for top agricultural production for cereal grains, legumes, and Brassica crops.

Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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