My vegetable research interests include a) Plasticulture/Protected Agriculture Technologies (plant responses to plastic film mulches, shade nets, and high tunnels) and Crop-Environmental Interactions; b) Effect of Preharvest Factors on Postharvest Quality; c) Sustainable/Organic Vegetable Production (efficient use of fertilizers and water; utilization of cover crops and reduced tillage; reduced use of inputs).
Research Area: Vegetables
Teaching Area: Vegetable production and physiology
- 92% Research
- 8% Instruction
- B.S. Agriculture & Plant Science, Universiyt of Guadalajara, Mexico, 1983
- M.S. Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis, 1989
- Ph.D. Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis, 1994