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)

ODA and the Fertilizer Research Committee are soliciting grant applications for the distribution of grant money from the department's Fertilizer Program. See the Request for Proposals​ for more information. ​Applications must be postmarked or received no later than May 31, 2018. 

If multi-year projects are funded, RFPs are not posted annually.


ORS 633: Fertilizers and other soil-enhancing products

ORS 633: Grades, Standards and Labels for Feeds, Soil Enhancers and Seeds


Main Office
Phone: 503-986-4637
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