Participants

Project Director

Thomas Björkman, Professor of Vegetable Physiology, Department of Horticultural Sciences, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456     tnb1@cornell.edu

Principal Investigators

Jeanine Davis, Associate Professor, North Carolina State University, Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC  28759     jeanine_davis@ncsu.edu

Mark Farnham, Research Leader, USDA-ARS-US Vegetable Laboratory, 2700 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 2941     Mark.Farnham@ars.usda.gov

Miguel Gómez, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853     mig7@cornell.edu

Phillip Griffiths, Associate Professor of Vegetable Breeding, Department of Horticultural Sciences, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456     pdg8@cornell.edu

Carl Sams, Austin Distinguished Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996     carlsams@utk.edu

Key Personnel

Betsy Bihn, Senior Extension Associate, National GAPS Program Coordinator, Department of Food Science, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456     eab38@cornell.edu

Tim Coolong, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA 31793     tcoolong@uga.edu

Christy Hoepting, Extension Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension Vegetable Program, Albion, NY  14411     cah59@cornell.edu

Mark Hutton, Associate Professor of Vegetable Crops, Department of Plant, Soil & Environmental Sciences, University of Maine, Monmouth 04259     mark.hutton@maine.edu

Dean Kopsell, Professor of Vegetable Crop Physiology, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996     dkopsell@utk.edu   (2010-2015)

Wythe Morris, Agricultural Consultant, Wytheville, VA     swhortagent@gmail.com

James Myers, Baggett-Frazier Professor of Vegetable Breeding, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331     myersja@hort.oregonstate.edu

Monica Ozores-Hampton, Associate Professor of Vegetable Horticulture, University of Florida Southwest Research and Education Center, Immokalee, FL     ozores@ufl.edu

Powell Smith, Clemson University Extension Associate, Horticulture Program Team Leader, Lexington, SC     jpsmth@clemson.edu

Cheryl Thayer, Agricultural Economic Development Specialist, Harvest NY Regional Team, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Buffalo, NY 14216     cbt32@cornell.edu

Brian Ward, Research Scientist, Clemson University Coastal Research and Education Center, Charleston, SC 29414     bw@clemson.edu

Lincoln Zotarelli, Assistant Professor, Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611     lzota@ufl.edu

Collaborators

Chris Callahan, Assistant Extension Professor of Agricultural Engineering, University of Vermont, Bennington.     chris.callahan@uvm.edu

R. Allen Straw, Area Specialist, Horticulture, Small Fruit & Specialty Crops, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Glade Spring, VA     astraw@vt.edu

Ron Morse, Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Horticulture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA     morser@vt.edu  (2010-2015)

Bejo Seeds, Oceano, CA

Monsanto Vegetable Seeds, Arroyo Grande, CA

Syngenta Seeds, Gilroy, CA

Enza Zaden, San Jaun Bautista, CA

Johnnys Seeds, Albion, ME

Wegmans Markets, Rochester, NY

Cabbage Inc, Westlake, OH

L & M Companies, Raleigh, NC

Appalachian Harvest, Duffield, VA

Lewis Taylor Farms, Tifton, GA

North River Farms, Mills River, NC

Titan Farms, Ridge Spring, SC

Light Farms, Laurel Fork, Virginia

W.D. Henry & Sons, Eden, NY

Taylor Farms, Orlando, FL

Dig Inn, New York, NY

Project Manager

Jill Eccleston, Research Associate, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University, Geneva, NY  14456   je11@cornell.edu.

Eastern Broccoli Advisory Board

Mark Overduin, President, Bejo Seeds, Oceano, CA

William Romig, Produce Development and Post-Harvest Consultant, Mid-Atlantic Perishables Commodity Services, Townsend, DE

Josh Ruiz, Church Brothers Farms, Salinas, CA

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