Dr. Shinsuke Agehara
Extension: Vegetable and Fruit Crops
Our goal is to transfer the knowledge generated from our research program to growers. We collaborate with county extension agents and a range of scientists to develop and promote educational programs for growers and students, such as field demonstrations, grower meeting presentations, extension reports, and videos. Our specific objectives are to:
- Educate growers about precision irrigation, high tunnel culture, and use of irrigation decision tools, such as crop evapotranspiration, crop water requirements, and soil water availability.
- Encourage growers to implement precision irrigation and fertilization programs that maximize water and fertilizer use efficiency.
- Develop and promote the production of new specialty crops.