Darrin Walenta
Associate Professor, Cropping Systems Pest Management

Extension Agronomist with field crop responsibilities in Union, Baker, and Wallowa Co.

Union County
Department of Crop and Soil Science
Union County Extension Office
10507 North McAlister Rd. Rm. 9
La Grande, OR 97850
United States



B.S.,  Agronomy Oklahoma State University - 1992
M.S., Crop Science Washington State University - 2001

Employment History

Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, LaGrande, OR 2000-Present
Graduate Research Assistant,  Washington State University, Pullman, WA 1998-2000
Sr. Faculty Research Assistant, CBARC-OSU, Pendleton, OR 1992-1998


Frost, S. M., D. A. Ball, D. L. Walenta.  In Review.  Glyphosate Timing Effect on Downy Brome (Bromus tectorum).  Weed Science.

Young, F.L., J.P. Yenish, D.L. Walenta, D.A. Ball, and J.R. Alldredge.  2003.  Spring-germinating jointed goatgrass (Aegilops cylindrical) produces viable spikelets in spring-seeded wheat.  Weed Science 51:379-385.

Walenta, D.L., J.P. Yenish, and F.L. Young.  2002.  Vernalization response of plants grown from spikelets of spring and fall cohorts of jointed goatgrass.  Weed Science 50:461-465.

Outreach and Extension

Rao, S., B. Quebbeman, and D. L. Walenta.  2003.  Host Range of the Cereal Leaf Beetle, an Emerging Pest in Oregon.  OSU Dept. of Crop and Soil Science Seed Production Research Report.  Ext/CrS 123.  pp 50-51. 

Walenta, D. L., P. L. Diebel, L. R. Gow, and G. L. Kiemnec.  2003.  Evaluation of Alternative Residue Management Methods for Kentucky Bluegrass Seed Production in the Grande Ronde Valley. OSU Dept. of Crop and Soil Science Seed Production Research Report.  Ext/CrS 123.  pp 67-68.