Steve is currently a Regional Horticulture Educator serving the Southeast Region of Pennsylvania out of the Franklin County office in Chambersburg. He covers vegetables, small fruit, cut flowers, pond management, greenhouse vegetables, and specialty marketing as his primary areas of responsibility. Cut flowers, tomatoes, garlic, shallots, cantaloupes and container-grown vegetables are regular items in the trial gardens under Steve’s management.
Since 2000, Steve has evaluated more than 300 varieties of tomatoes for flavor, yield and marketability. Other applied research programs include Biological control of tomato diseases, cantaloupe variety evaluations, container vegetable evaluations and bell pepper variety trials.