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Expert in Vegetable Genetics and Breeding

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Wisconsin (WI)
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Summary of Expertise:

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CARROT BREEDING; PLANT BREEDING; VEGETABLE BREEDING. Expert is an expert in vegetable breeding and genetics. His research has been concentrated on the biochemical genetics and breeding of carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, and cucumbers. The main focus of his work has been developing new carrot varieties. He works to improve culinary and nutritional quality while maintaining productivity. He oversees the national (USDA) carrot breeding program, as well as public sector cooperators in California, Florida, New York, Michigan, Poland, India, Pakistan, USSR, Netherlands, Germany, Greece, and Norway. He also has been active in overseeing private sector cooperators in the American, European, and South American vegetable seed companies. He has worked closely with the dehydrating garlic and onion industry, as well as some biotechnical companies with vegetable ventures.

VEGETABLE GENETIC IMPROVEMENT. Expert's research activities have included the development of vegetable germplasm with improved nutritional value and flavor, application of new biotechnical methods to vegetable genetic improvement, and garlic true seed production. All of his improved genetic stocks are freely available to requestors.


carrot breeding


plant breeding




vegetable breeding


vegetable seed

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  Madison, Wisconsin;  Kenosha, Wisconsin;  Racine, Wisconsin;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  Waukegan, Illinois;  Arlington Heights, Illinois;  and Schaumburg, Illinois.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1977   PhD   Genetics   (Undisclosed University)  
1975   MS   Genetics   (Undisclosed University)  
1972   BS   Biology   Carroll College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1978 to


(Undisclosed University)


Agricultural Research Service


Research Geneticist


1978 to


(Undisclosed University)


Department of Horticulture



1990 to






1985 to 1990




Associate Professor


1980 to 1985




Assistant Professor


1978 to 1980




Adjunct Assistant Professor


Career Accomplishments:
Professional Appointments

Expert is the USDA Vegetable Crops Research Leader and the Chair of the Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics Groups.


Expert has twice been awarded the National Food Processors Award.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - HortScience  
 - Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science  
 - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry  
 - Journal of Heredity  

Consulting Services:
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  • Vegetable breeding expert for consulting on tomato issues.
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