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Dr. Hannah Burrack

Assoc. Professor and Extension Specialist (Berry, Tobacco, and Specialty Crops)Entomology

We study the biology and management of insect pests and pollinators in berry crops and tobacco.

Mark Clough

Research and Extension AssociateHorticultural Science
(252) 793-4428
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Dr. Carl Crozier

Cooperative Extension Soil Science SpecialistSoil Science
(252) 793-4428x134

Dr. Marc Cubeta

ProfessorPlant Pathology
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Dr. Jeanine Davis

Extension Specialist, Herbs / Organics / Specialty Crops / VegetablesHorticultural Science

I am a researcher and extension specialist with North Carolina State University. I'm located at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in western North Carolina. The objective of my research and extension programs is to help farmers improve the sustainability and profitability of their farms. An emphasis is placed on exploring new crops, such as hops, truffles, medicinal herbs, and organic farming. I am the coauthor of the book 'Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and Other Woodland Medicinals". I have studies on the organic research unit at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville.

Dr. Katie Jennings

Research and Extension Assistant ProfessorHorticultural Science
(919) 515-1224
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Dr. Frank Louws

Director NSF Center for IPM; Professor Plant PathologyPlant Pathology

Dr. Louws is Director of the NSF Center for IPM. The Center manages International, National, Regional and Local IPM projects. See

Dr. Louws and his group also conduct research and extension programs in the following areas: soilborne diseases of vegetables (mainly solanaceous crops); strawberry diseases;tomato diseases; vegetable and strawberry organic/farming systems.

Dr. David Monks

Associate Dean and Director, NC Agricultural Research ServiceAgricultural Research Service
(919) 515-2717

Dr. Dilip Panthee

Associate ProfessorHorticultural Science
(828) 654-8590
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Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie

ProfessorHorticultural Science
(704) 250-5419

Postharvest physiologist, fresh fruits and vegetables, for shelf life, flavor, bioactive preservation

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Dr. Lina Quesada-Ocampo

Assistant Professor, Vegetable PathologyPlant Pathology

My program focuses on studying diseases of vegetable crops to deliver science-based management strategies to growers in North Carolina. Visit my lab at:

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Dr. Jonathan Schultheis

Specialist, Sweetpotato / Curcurbits / Sweet CornHorticultural Science
(919) 515-1225

Work on cultural management or production research and extension in vegetable crops. Focus is primarily on sweetpotato, watermelon, melon (cantaloupe), squash, pumpkin, cucumber and sweet corn. Areas of interest include plant establishment, planting density, fertilizer management, variety evaluation, irrigation, and grafting.

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Allan Thornton

Extension AssociateHorticultural Science

Vegetable Extension Specialist. Conducts Extension and applied research programs for commercial vegetable and fruit growers and agents in eastern North Carolina.

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Dr. Jim Walgenbach

Extension Entomology Specialist (Fruits / Vegetables)Entomology