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Cling Peach

Summary Coordinate and target research and educational programs in areas of integrated orchard systems management.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Roger Duncan (Chair)
Phone (209) 525-6800
Unit: Stanislaus County
Location: University of California Cooperative Extension
3800 Cornucopia Way
Suite A
Modesto, 95358
Membership List
AES Scientist
Adaskaveg, James Plant Pathology
  Professor and Plant Pathologist (test editing) Mycology, plant pathology, ecology and epidimiology of fungi (test edits)
Bostock, Richard Plant Pathology - CAES
  Distinguished Professor, Plant Pathologist-AES Physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of host-pathogen interaction; diseases of fruit and nut crops
DeJong, Theodore Department of Plant Sciences
  Emeritus Professor   CE Pomologist-AES   Plant Physiologist-AES Environmental physiology; tree crop physiology; carbon partitioning and crop modeling; pomology; physiology and management of fruit tree crops; peach rootstock development and physiology; dried plum breeding
Gradziel, Thomas Department of Plant Sciences
  Professor, Geneticist-AES Genetics and breeding of peach and almond
Mitchell, Alyson Food Science & Technology
  Professor Food chemistry and toxicology; impact of dietary exposures on metabolism; application of LC/MS to isolate and identify bioactive food constituents.
Slaughter, David Biological & Agricultural Engineering
  Professor Instrumentation and postharvest engineering for biological materials; packaging, handling, storage and transportation of agricultural commodities; nondestructive measurement of quality and composition of biological materials; robotics, control and vision
CE Advisor
Day, Kevin Tulare County
  Pomology Advisor Emeritus Fresh-shipping deciduous tree fruits. Cultural practices and production, fruit growth and development, pruning and training systems
Duncan, Roger Stanislaus County
  Pomology Farm Advisor Almonds, canning peaches, pistachios, misc. tree fruit
Gordon, Phoebe Madera County
  Orchard Crops Farm Advisor Madera County: Almonds, pistachios, stone fruit, figs Merced County: Pistachio and figs
Grant, Joseph San Joaquin County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus walnuts, cherries, olives, miscellaneous fruits; fruit crops, integrated pest management
Hasey, Janine Sutter-Yuba Counties
  Tree Crop and Environmental Horticulture Advisor Emeritus, Master Gardener Advisor Pomology, Horticulture, Master Gardener Program
Milliron, Luke Butte County
  Orchard Systems Advisor
Norton, Maxwell Merced County
  Farm Advisor - Emeritus Specialties: Tree fruit, farmland preservation, figs, pomegranates, peaches
Rijal, Jhalendra Stanislaus County
  Area IPM Advisor Entomology, insect pest management, insect mating disruption, insect spatial distribution and quantitative sampling, insect behavior and chemical ecology
Symmes, Emily Tehama County
  Area IPM Advisor Integrated pest management
Tollerup, Kris Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Cooperative Extension Advisor, IPM Almond, Pistachio, Tree Fruit, Grapes
CE Specialist
Crisosto, Carlos Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  CE Postharvest Physiologist Extension and research on postharvest biology and technology of fruits; fruit and nuts quality and deterioration and handling systems
Daane, Kent ESPM - Organisms and the Environment
  CE Specialist Biological control and IPM of insect pests in perennial crops (almond, grape, stone fruit, olives, pistachios), annual crops (lettuce) and ornamentals (eucalyptus, ornamental).
Mitcham, Elizabeth Department of Plant Sciences
  Director, Postharvest Center Postharvest physiology and technology of fruit and nut crops; emphasis on maintaining flavor quality after harvest, enhancing consumption of produce, and reducing food loss. Also studying regulation of fruit ripening and mechanisms underlying calcium def
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Number of Members20
ANR Members19
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