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 Expert  716730

Expert in Plant Breeding, Plasticulture, Agricultural Plastics, Mulch Film, etc.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Hampshire (NH)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Dr. J. Expert's expertise lies in breeding cucurbit crops, including melon, squash, and pumpkin. He has developed popular early varieties of melon for northern latitudes which are widely used by commercial growers, bush strains of Cucurbita maxima, and high yielding, bush strains of edible (hull-less) seeded pumpkins (Cucurbita pepo) that will allow commercial expansion of the snackseed trade.

melon breeding


plant breeding


squash breeding


vegetable breeding

Expert has developed near infrared transmitting mulch film that heats the soil more effectively than traditional black polyethylene film. This technology has been licensed for commercial use. In collaboration with Dr. Otho S. Wells, Expert has tested and designed rowcover systems for modifying the microenvironment for intensive crop production. Much of this technology has been commercialized.

agricultural plastic

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Fall River, Massachusetts;  Lynn, Massachusetts;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967   PhD   Genetics (Horticulture)   Colorado State University  
1965   MS   Genetics (Horticulture)   Colorado State University  
1963   BS   Horticulture   Oklahoma State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1981 to


(Undisclosed University)


Professor of Plant Biology and Genetics


1974 to 1980


(Undisclosed University)


Associate Professor of Plant Science & Genetics


1967 to 1973


(Undisclosed University)


Assistant Professor of Plant Science & Genetics


Career Accomplishments:
Professional Appointments

Expert served as president of the American Society of Plasticulture during 1996-1997.


In 1991, Expert received an award from the American Society of Plasticulture for work on development of near infrared transmitting mulch film.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published over 60 technical and non-technical papers and has contributed to chapters of two books. He has served as Associate Editor for the American Society for Horticultural Science and Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Proc. Cucurbitaceae: Evaluation and Enhancement of Germplasm  
 - Proc. Natl. Agr. Plastics Congr  
 - Advances in New Crops  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Vegetable breeding expert for consulting on tomato issues.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
Israel, Italy, and England   He has participated in cooperative efforts with collaborators in Israel, Italy, and England.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert is familiar with German.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors in the following areas: * Mulch film (plastics) * Non-woven spunbonded polymers * Seeds production and variety development.

He has access to the following resources: * Contacts * Printed materials.


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