Nami  Wada


Weed Science
Soil Solarization
Biological Data Science

Major Professor

Degree Level

Master of Science (MS)
Nami Wada
Graduate Research Assistant

Interests: Weed Science; Soil Solarization; Thermal Inactivation of Weed Seeds; Soil Seedbank Management; Biological Data Science

333 Crop Science Bldg
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

Department of Crop and Soil Science


  • SW16-070 Soil solarization as a tool to control weeds and soilborne pathogens in tree seedling nurseries in the Pacific Northwest


M.S. Crop Science, Biological Data Science minor - Anticipated June 2018, Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, OR
B.S. Microbiology, Chemistry minor, 2012, OSU, Corvallis, OR

Graduate Research Assistant, 2015 - Current, OSU, Corvallis, OR
Biological Research Technician, 2012 - 2015, OSU, Corvallis, OR

CSS440/540 Weed Management Laboratory, 2016, OSU, Corvallis, OR


Wada, N., Parke, J.,  Mallory-Smith, C., Poster Presentation, "2016 PNW Soil Solarization Weed Report",  June 28, 2017, Soil Solarization Open House; An On-Farm Field Day, Boring, OR

Wada, N., Parke, J.,  Mallory-Smith, C., Oral-Paper Presentation, "Soil Solarization for Weed Control in PNW Field Nurseries",  March 14, 2017, WSWS Annual Meeting, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Hand, C., Wada, N., Stockwell, V., Reed, B.M. 2016. "Node position influences viability and bacterial contamination in hazelnut shoot explants". In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Plant. 10.1007/s11627-016-9791-4

Berry, P., Wada, N., Parke, J., Mallory-Smith, C., Poster Presentation by P. Berry, "Temperature and moisture requirements to reduce seed viability to three prominent weed species in the Pacific Northwest, USA", June 20, 2016, 7th IWSC, Prague, Czevh Republic.

Wada, N., Lee, B.K., Shon, S.I., Lee, K.J., Mallory-Smith, C., Oral-Paper Presentation, "Gene Flow Between Canola and Tatsoi", March 9, 2016, WSWS Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM. 

Awards and Honors

J. Ritchie Cowan Memorial Fellowship (2017 - 2018)
J. Ritchie Cowan Memorial Fellowship (2016 - 2017)
Larry C. Burrill Memorial Scholarship (2016 - 2017)
University Honor Roll (Sp'15)