AREA OF EXPERTISE
Fresh market vegetables - extension.
Responsible for statewide commercial fresh market vegetable extension. Extension programs include: efficient strategies for high quality, profitable vegetable production and weed management. Research focuses on integrated crop management systems for vegetable production, cultivar evaluation for disease and insect resistance and environmental adaptation. Other program areas include vegetable production information delivery systems, factors affecting pesticide residues in vegetables and food safety issues.
15% Research 85% Extension 0% Teaching
BS 1969 Delaware Valley College
MS 1971 Purdue University
Ph.D. 1977 Kansas State University
1973-1977 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Asst. Instructor and Instructor. Kansas State University-Graduate School, Dept. Horticulture & Forestry.
1977-1984 Extension Vegetable Specialist, Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Massachusetts
1985-present Extension Horticulturist-Vegetable Crops, Dept. Horticulture, The Ohio State University
EXTENSION Program Areas
VegNet Online and VegNet-The Newsletter
Advanced Information Delivery Systems: (Internet, fax, e-mail and fax on demand)
Efficiency of Vegetable Crop Management
Pumpkin Culture and Virus Management
Plant/Pest Host Management
Problem Solving and Diagnosis
Ohio Vegetable and Potato Growers Association & Congress (OVPGA)
Truck Crops Committee-Trucks Crop Program Chairman & organizer
Major Meetings: 1991-1996
Ohio Fruit and Vegetable Congress (annual meeting)
Truck Crop Sessions'Attendance: 8,420 (52% increase from 1991 to 1996)