My research centers on technologies and concepts to help producers of specialty fruit crops navigate production challenges encountered in the diverse but challenging Alabama environment. Major areas of focus are in peach and strawberry – two leading specialty crops in Alabama.

Other areas of study include invasive insect pest IPM, use of ‘softer’, alternative chemistries and strategies to control insect and disease pests, new, alternative crops, which have potential to be produced in Alabama, specialty crop cultivar evaluations, and pollination methods in kiwifruit and their impact on fruit quality attributes.

Program Areas:

  • Commercial Horticulture
PhD, Auburn University
MS, Auburn University
BS, University of Alabama