Research Focus Areas

We have completed studies of genetic and environmental influences on cabbage, green onion, lettuce, potato, radish, sweet corn, and tomato crop development, quality, morphology, and nutritional value. Our studies are conducted in the field, greenhouse, and growth chambers and at locations throughout Ohio. By working with growers, members of the vegetable seed trade, vegetable processing companies, and University colleagues, we can identify planting dates and varieties which tend to result in the best quality produce for growers and consumers. With focused and collaborative study we aim to better understand how genetic and environmental factors may be manipulated in vegetable production for grower, consumer, and environmental benefit.

Crop Environments

Grafting

Microbial Bioproducts

Product Quality

Soil Balancing

Other