David Sanford, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Ornamental Horticulture
  • (Berks Campus Agricultural Program Coordinator)
David Sanford, Ph.D.
Berks Campus
Tulpehocken Rd
P.O. Box 7009

Reading, PA 19610
Work Phone: 610-396-6161


  1. PhD., Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, 1984
  2. M.S., Horticulture, Michigan State University, 1976
  3. B.S., Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture, Cornell University, 1970
  4. A.A.S., Landscape Development, Alfred State College, 1968

Resident Instruction (at the Berks Campus)

  • Hort 101: Horticultural Science
  • Hort 202: Plant Propagation
  • Hort 138: Laboratories for Ornamental Plant Materials
  • Hort 496: Independent Studies in Horticulture
  • Soils 101: Indtroduction to Soils
  • Coordinator for the College of Agricultural Sciences Program at the Berks Campus.


Extension Programs

    Conduct educational programs, in cooperation with county extension staff, on the identification, culture, maintenance, and landscape use of woody and herbaceous plants.

Research Interests:

  • Evaluation of woody and herbaceous plants for landscape use in southeastern Pennsylvania.
  • Establishment and maintenance of wildflower meadow plantings.

Honors and Awards:

  • Berks Campus Outstanding Service Award, 1993

Recent Publications:

  • Sanford, David L. and J.Robert Nuss. 1995. Soil management in home gardens and landscapes. Penn State University, UJ 234.

Research Interests

Ornamental Horticulture