Hometown: Taylor, Pennsylvania
- B.S. in Biology, Susquehanna University
- M.S. in Ecology and Environmental Science, University of Maine
- Ph.D. in Horticulture, Virginia Tech.
Graduate Research Assistants
Hometown: Chadron, Nebraska
Degree: B.S. in Horticulture, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Research focus: Determine optimum application rates for compost and other organic amendments to maximize nutrient availability and increase weed suppression.
Hometown: Spearfish, South Dakota
Degree: B.S. in Biology, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University
Research focus: Explore effects of bio-based mulch residues and organic soil amendments on vegetable crop production.
MITCHELL (BEN) SAMUELSON
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Degree: B.S., Biology, Hendrix College, USA, 2010
Research focus: Evaluate the influence of various management practices on degradation of a 100% bio-based mulch fabric for use in certified organic production.