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Department of Plant Science

Gurreet Brar, Ph.D.

Gurreet Brar headshotAssistant Professor - Pomology

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.