The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) fertilizer research and development program provides grants for field level projects that address the interactions of fertilizers, agricultural minerals, and agricultural amendments with ground or surface water. Since 1990, the program has provided more than 1.9 million dollars for more than 90 projects dealing with a wide variety of Oregon crops throughout the state. All funds distributed are generated through fertilizer, agricultural mineral, and agricultural amendments product sales. 

Request for proposals (RFPs)

We are not accepting proposals for projects at this time.

If multi-year projects are funded, RFPs are not posted annually. The last RFP was posted in 2012. The next RFP will be posted in 2016. 


ORS 633 Fertilizers and other soil-enhancing products

Law or rule


Fertilizer Program
Phone: 503-986-4635
Fax: 503-986-4735
Marta Frias Bedolla
Fertilizer Registration Assistant
Phone: 503-986-4637
Matt Haynes
Fertilizer Specialist
Phone: 503-986-6471
Michael Hertel
Fertilizer Specialist
Phone: 503-986-4587
Wym Matthews
Program Manager
Phone: 503-986-4792
Toby Primbs
Fertilizer Enforcement Specialist
Phone: 503-986-4648

​​​ODA funded research