Associate of Science 2000 Ohio State University-Agricultural Technical Institute
Bachelor of Science 2002 Purdue University
2017- present Research Associate
2003-2017 Research Assistant
2002-2003 Research Aide
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY IN EXTENSION,RESEARCH, TEACHING
With the Vegetable Production Systems Lab, I have conducted experimental organic and conventional vegetable research that is often part of multi-disciplinary research projects. Focus areas of research have included vegetable grafting, season extension, soil balancing and microbial-based biostimulants. These projects have contributed to extension activities designed to help farmers and others apply research-based information by describing the pros and cons of various farming strategies. I participate in field, high tunnel, greenhouse and laboratory studies for which I set up and operate the facilities and equipment, collect and summarize research data, and prepare materials for study reports, presentations, and related documents
SELECTED SCHOLARLY CONTRIBUTIONS DURING LAST FIVE YEARS
Refereed journal papers, books, and book chapters (career total= 3 )
Wszelaki, A.L., S.D. Walker, C.P. Steiner and S.A. Miller 2003. Evaluation of alternatives for the control of foliar and fruit diseases of organic processing tomatoes, 2002. Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases (online). Report 18:PT008. DOI:10.1094/BC18. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.
Wszelaki, A., J. Delwiche, S. Walker, R. Liggett, and M. Kleinhenz 2005. Sensory quality and mineral and glycoalkaloid concentrations in organically and conventionally grown redskin potatoes (Solanum tuberosum). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 85 (720-726).
Wszelaki, A., J. Delwiche, S. Walker, R. Liggett, S. Miller, and M. Kleinhenz (in press). Consumer liking and descriptive analysis of six varieties of organically grown edamame-type soybean. Food Quality and Preference.