William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

  • Emeritus Professor of Vegetable Crops
William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.


  1. PhD., Vegetable Crops, Cornell University, 1981
  2. M.S., Vegetable Crops, Cornell University, 1979
  3. B.S., Delaware Valley College, 1975
  4. B.S., Lebanon Valley College, 1967

Extension Programs

  • Crop Management Systems for Potatoes and Vegetables

Research Interests:

  • Integrated crop management practices for potatoes/vegetables.
  • Evaluation of various water delivery and management systems for potatoes/vegetable crops.
  • Effects of micro-environmental modification on growth and development of vegetables.
  • Sustainable agricultural practices for potato/vegetable production.

Recent Publications:

  • Lamont, W.J., M.D. Orzolek, E.J. Holcomb, K. Demchak, E. Burkhart., L. White and B. Dye. 2003. "Production System for Horticultural Crops Grown in the High Tunnel". HortTechnology. Vol. 13 (2): 358-362.
  • Lamont, W.J., M.R. McGann, M.D. Orzolek, N. Mbugua, B. Dye and D. Reese. 2002. Design and Construction of the Penn State High Tunnel. HortTechnology 12 (3):447-453.
  • Lamont, W.J., M.D. Orzolek, E.J. Holcomb, R.M. Crassweller, K. Demchak, E. Burkhart, L. White and B. Dye. 2002. Penn State High Tunnel Extension Program. HortTechnology 12(4):732-735
  • Lamont, W.J., M.D. Orzolek, and B. Dye. 2002. "Production of Drip Irrigated Potatoes Affected by Plastic Mulches and Row Covers". Journal of Vegetable Crop Production. 8(2):39-47.
  • Lamont, W.J. 1996. What are the Components of a Plasticulture Vegetable Production System. HortTechnology 6(3):150-154.
  • Singogo, W., W. J. Lamont, Jr. and C. W. Marr. 1996. Fall Planted Cover Crops Support Good Yields of Muskmelons. HortScience 31(1):62-64.
  • Lamont, W. J. 1995. Teaching Plasticulture Technology to Undergraduate Students. HortTechnology 5(4):341-345.
  • Lamont, W. J. 1993. Plastic Mulches for the Production of Vegetable Crops. HortTechnology 3(1):35-39.
  • Lamont, W. J., D. L. Hensley, S. C. Wiest and R. E. Gaussoin. 1993. Relay Intercropping System of Muskmelons with Scotch Pine Christmas Trees Using Plastic Mulch and Drip Irrigation. HortScience 28(3):177-178.
  • Ham, J. M., G. J. Kluitenberg and W. J. Lamont. 1993. Optical Properties of Plastic Mulches Affect the Field Temperature Regime. J. Amer. Soc. Hort Sci. 118(2):188-193.
  • Lamont, W. J. 1992. Transplant Age Has Little Effect on Broccoli Head Weight and Diameter. HortScience 27(7):848.
  • Lamont, W. J. 1992. Introduction to Drip Irrigation of Vegetable Crops and Short Course. HortTechnology 2(1):34-35.

Research Interests