Project Directors

Frank Louws Director NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management
Professor and Extension Specialist
Deptartment of Plant Pathology
North Carolina State University
Raleigh NC 27695    
Josh Freeman Assistant Professor, NFREC – University of Florida        Quincy, FL 32351    
Richard Hassell Professor, CREC-Clemson University, Charleston, SC 29424    
Matthew Kleinhenz Professor, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science,
The Ohio State University
Wooster, OH 44691    
Chieri Kubota Professor, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210    
Nancy Burelle Research Ecologist, U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory
Fort Pierce, FL 34945
Xin Zhao Professor, Horticultural Sciences Department
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611    

Key Personnel

North Carolina State University

Chris Gunter Assistant Professor and Vegetable Production Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science
Katie Jennings Assistant Professor, Department of Horticultural Science
David Monks Professor, Assistant Director of Research, NCARS, Department of Horticultural Science
Dilip Panthee Assistant Professor, Department of Horticultural Science
Penny Perkins-Veazie Professor, Department of Horticultural Science
Jonathan Schultheis Professor, Department of Horticultural Science

University of Arizona

Young-Jun Son Professor, Systems and Industrial Engineering and Director, Program in Advanced Integration of Manufacturing Systems and Technologies (AIMST)
Russell Tronstad Professor and Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

The Ohio State University

Joe Scheerens Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science

USDA Horticultural Research Laboratory (Fort Pierce, FL)

Scott Adkins Research Plant Pathologist
Erin N. Rosskopf Research Microbiologist

Clemson University

Paula Agudelo Professor Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences
Anthony Keinath Professor of Plant Pathology
Gilbert Miller Distinguished County Agent and Area Vegetable Specialist

University of Florida

Jeffrey K. Brecht Professor, Horticultural Sciences Department and Director, UF/IFAS Research Center for Food Distribution & Retailing
Zhifeng Gao Associate Professor, Food and Resource Economics.
Monica Ozores-Hampton Assistant Professor, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center

Kansas State University

Cary Rivard
Director, Kansas State Research and Extension Horticulture and Forestry and Extension Vegetable and Fruit Crop Specialist

Washington State University

Carol Miles
Professor,  Department of Horticulture

University of California

Gene Miyao
Farm Advisor, Vegetable Crops

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