Ongoing Research Projects

Advancing the Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation method

ASD-EASY Organic: Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation for Enhancing and Advancing the SustainabilitY of Organic Specialty Crop Production Systems

Enhancing regional adoption of anaerobic disinfestation for soilborne disease management in high tunnel vegetable production systems.

Identification and Mitigation of Soilborne Pathogens Using ASD in PA Tomato High Tunnel Production.

Exploring Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation as a Biological Method to Manage Root-Knot Nematodes and Enhance Soil Health in High Tunnel Vegetable Production Systems.

Vegetable grafting 

Growing New Roots: Grafting to Enhance Resiliency in U.S. Vegetable Industries

Assessment of nitrogen input requirement of grafted and non-grafted fresh-market tomato grown in high-tunnel

Vegetable grafting as a sustainable tool to improve tomato tolerance to alkalinity stress

Enhancing food resilience and nutrition security

Food Resilience in the Face of Catastrophic Global Events

Enhancing water and nutrient use efficiency

Sensor-Based Precision Irrigation System for Tree Fruit and Vegetable Crops.

Development of Sensor-Based Vegetable Irrigation Systems.

Developing tools for the site-specific nutrient management of vegetable crops in Pennsylvania.

Implementing on-farm monitoring tools for the in-season sustainable management of soil fertility and health in high tunnel conventional and organic vegetable production system.

Validating and transferring rapid monitoring tools for the in-season site-specific nutrient management of vegetable crops in high tunnels.

A Vegetable and Small Fruit Team Effort: Leading the Way in Understanding Protected Culture Systems.

Developing new production systems and market opportunities

Yield and Quality of Sweetpotato Grown under Protected Culture Systems.

Hemp industry

Optimizing Genotype Selection and Management Practices for the Sustainable Production of Hemp in Pennsylvania.

Optimizing Varieties and Nutrient Requirements for Sustainable Production of Hemp in Pennsylvania.

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