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Horticulture Team Directory

Members of the Horticulture Team specializing in tree fruit production.
  • Assistant Director of Horticulture Programs


814-863-5903

Areas of Expertise:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Green Industry
  • Tree Fruit and Grapes
  • Vegetable and Small Fruits and Mushrooms
  • Master Gardener Program
  • Master Watershed Stewards Program
  • Extension Educator, Tree Fruit


717-334-6271 x331

Areas of Expertise:
  • Tree Fruit
  • Specialty Crop Innovations
  • Support for Next Generation Farmers
  • Extension Educator, Tree Fruit


717-334-6271 x314

Areas of Expertise:
  • Tree Fruit Cultural Practices and Production Systems
  • Sustainable Specialty Crop Production
  • Support for Next Generation Farmers from Diverse Backgrounds
  • Tree Fruit Research Entomologist
  • Research Associate Professor


717-677-6116

Areas of Expertise:
  • Tree Fruit Entomology
  • Professor of Tree Fruit


814-863-6163

Areas of Expertise:
  • Apple Varieties
  • Tree Fruit Rootstocks
  • Asian pear varieties
  • Impact of climate change on tree fruit production
  • Tree fruit nutrition
  • Deciduous Tree Fruit Production
  • Pruning and Training Tree Fruit
  • Extension Educator, Vegetable and Fruit


717-394-6851

Areas of Expertise:
  • Commercial Vegetable Production
  • Commercial Small Fruit Production
  • Commercial Tree Fruit Production
  • Horticulture Extension


570-316-6516

Areas of Expertise:
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Greenhouse
  • Program Assistant – Next Generation Farming/Specialty Crop Innovations


717-334-6271 x315

Areas of Expertise:
  • Tree Fruit
  • Support for a Next Generation of Farmers
  • Sustainable Specialty Crop Production
  • Árboles frutales
  • Apoyo a la Nueva Generación de productores
  • Cultivos Especializados en Producción Sustentable
  • Senior Extension Educator
  • Districts 7, 11, 12 & 13


814-472-7986

Areas of Expertise:
  • Greenhouse Production
  • Nursery Production
  • Landscape Management
  • Turf Management
  • Tree Fruit Production
  • Vegetable and Small Fruit Production
  • Hydroponic Production
  • Specialty Cut Flower Production
  • Grape Production
  • Hops Production
  • Extension Tree Fruit Entomologist
  • Senior Research Associate, Entomology


717-677-6116

Areas of Expertise:
  • Invasive insect pests
  • Tree fruit insect pests
  • Biological control
  • Insect plant interactions
  • Integrated pest management
  • Insects rearing methods
  • Pesticide resistance
  • Laboratory and field bioassays
  • Tree Fruit Entomology
  • Insects rearing
  • Educator


716-792-2800

Areas of Expertise:
  • Business Management
  • Extension Educator
  • Districts 1, 2 & 3


814-825-0900

Areas of Expertise:
  • Commercial Viticulture/Grapes
  • Commercial Fruit and Vegetable
  • Commercial Tree Fruit
  • Assistant Professor
  • Tree Fruit Pathologist


717-677-6116

Areas of Expertise:
  • Apple and pear diseases
  • Tree fruit disease management
  • Peach, cherry, other stone fruit diseases
  • Extension Educator
  • District Director: Somerset and Bedford Counties


724-465-3880

Areas of Expertise:
  • Horticulture
  • Green Industry
  • Tree Fruit
  • Vegetable and Small Fruit
  • Pesticide Education Specialist


814-865-5192

  • Extension Educator, Green Industry and Tree Fruit


215-345-3283

Areas of Expertise:
  • Horticulture
  • Tree Fruit
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Native Plants
  • Invasive Plants
  • Plant Identification and Usage
  • Weed Identification
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Professor of Entomology


814-863-2979

Areas of Expertise:
  • Grape
  • Entomology
  • Professor of Pomology


717-677-6116

Areas of Expertise:
  • Tree fruit production
  • Tree Fruit
  • Orchard management systems
  • Crop load management of tree fruit
  • Fruit tree pruning and training
  • Administrative Assistant


610-489-4315