Dr. Shinsuke Agehara
Associate Professor of Horticulture
Research and extension program of Agehara's group focuses on the development of vegetable and fruit production practices to improve productivity, product quality, and resource conservation. This program covers Florida’s major crops including tomato, strawberry, blueberry, bell pepper, and cucurbits, as well as new specialty crops such as blackberry and pomegranate. The research emphasizes understanding plant morphological and physiological adaptation mechanisms to environmental stimuli and stresses and incorporating the knowledge to develop integrated production practices.
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, hops, 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.
Extension duties are directly connected to the research program and seek to provide educational programs on fertilization, irrigation, cultural management practices, and protected agriculture for vegetable and fruit crop production. The overall goal of this extension program is to support vegetable and fruit crop industries in Florida by supporting county extension agents for educational programs and disseminating relevant research results via reports and electric media (EDIS reports, popular articles, videos, and slides).
Lab Phone Number: 813-419-6594 Staff Member Contact Information Alvaro Baustista, OPS Field Tech email@example.com Chris Delcastillo, Ag Assistant II firstname.lastname@example.org Joao de Souza, PostDoc email@example.com Mariel Gallardo, Grad Student firstname.lastname@example.org Tyler Orr, OPS Field Tech email@example.com Junaid Lone, Grad Student firstname.lastname@example.org Adam Watson, OPS Field Tech email@example.com Jared Wallace, OPS Field Tech firstname.lastname@example.org Lillian Pride, Grad Student email@example.com Joshua Guerra, OPS Field Tech Weining (Bill) Wang, Bio Scientist II firstname.lastname@example.org
Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
14625 CR 672
Wimauma, FL 33598