Department of Plant Science
Gurreet Brar, Ph.D.
The Rodger B. Jensen Professorship in Pistachio Physiology and Pomology
Office: Ag 227
Phone: (559) 278-4119
Office Hours: TBA
Ph.D. Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida, 2012
M.S. Horticulture, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India, 2002
B.S. Horticulture, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India, 1999
Plant 132 - Principles of Pomology II
Plant 133 - Citrus
Plant 257 - Phys Cult Plants
Plant 270 - Sem Plant Sci
Plant 299 - Thesis
Fields of Interest: Primary research focuses on whole tree physiology and orchard systems in pistachio and other tree fruit and nut crops. Particularly interested in working on chill accumulation, pollination, nut growth and development and studying plant responses to changing environmental conditions. In the past, has done research work in chill accumulation and phenology in pistachios while he studied growth and development responses of containerized citrus nursery trees to modified light/photoperiod and plant growth regulators in controlled environment systems. With his expertise and extension experience in California nut crops, his research program addresses the needs and issues in nut crops for the central valley growers. His teaching responsibilities include teaching core horticulture/pomology courses and temperate and subtropical tree fruit and nut crop courses.