Dr. Shinsuke Agehara
Research responsibilities are to identify problems or opportunities and find solutions for vegetable and fruit crop industries in relation to: 1) abiotic stresses, 2) irrigation and fertilization practices, 3) cultural management and protected agriculture.
Research program covers major Florida’s vegetable (tomato, bell pepper, and cucurbits) and fruit (strawberry and blueberry) crops, as well as new specialty crops (artichoke, blackberry, hop, and pomegranate). The overall goal of this research program is to develop integrated crop stress management that improves the sustainability and profitability of the crops mentioned above by maximizing crop genetic potential and resource use efficiency. Research objectives are achieved by publishing research outcomes in refereed and non-refereed journal articles and by presentations at professional conferences.