Emeritus - Associate Professor - Horticulture
Research Interests: Crop production systems, irrigation, crop nutrition, and market quality, for both existing and alternative high-value crops, including:
- evaluate crop cultivars for adaptability to distinctive Columbia basin environment.
- develop appropriate uses of crop production technologies such as drip irrigation, polyethylene mulches, row covers and transplants to extend production, improve quality and increase yields of high-value commodities.
- refine recommendations for plant nutrient management, including fertilizer sources, rates, timing and placement, for irrigated, high-value crop production systems.
- improve crop production technologies, including IPM practices, to minimize negative impacts of agricultural production on the environment.
- test and evaluate new production technologies, such as genetically-engineered crops, herbicides, insecticides, and fumigants.
- address production constraints as they arise with timely, problem-solving research.
Specialty: Vegetable crops culture and management.
Ph.D. - 1986 - Horticultural Science, University of Florida
M.S. - 1981- Horticultural Science, University of Florida
B.S.A. - 1978 - Vegetable Crops, University of Florida
B.A. - 1977 - Philosophy, University of Florida
Organizations and Affiliations:
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association
- Kiwanis International
- International Sweet Corn Development Association
Hometown: Trumbull, Connecticut