Extension Educator, Tree Fruit
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Mike is a member of the tree fruit team. He is based in Adams County, and works primarily with young, beginning, and establishing fruit growers. Mike also represents the tree fruit unit on Penn State's Start Farming team. He earned his bachelors in Plant Science at Cornell, and his MS in Horticulture at Penn State.
Before joining Penn State Extension, Mike worked for an Ag Engineering start up company in Pittsburgh. He has experience in Integrated Pest Management and crop scouting techniques, and is interested in developing new technologies to simplify these tasks.
He has performed research to evaluate new apple rootstocks, and has an interest in the management of cider orchards.