William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

  • Emeritus Professor of Vegetable Crops


  • PhD., Vegetable Crops, Cornell University, 1981
  • M.S., Vegetable Crops, Cornell University, 1979
  • B.S., Delaware Valley College, 1975
  • 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.