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Department of Plant Science


John T. Bushoven, Ph.D. -  Horticultural Science, Department Chair

Sharon Benes, Ph.D. - Soil Science, Graduate Program Cooridinator

Gurreet Brar, Ph.D. - Pomology

Florence Cassel Sharma, Ph.D. - Irrigation Science, Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Margaret Ellis, Ph.D. - Plant Pathology

Dave Goorahoo, Ph.D - Olericulture

Ranjit Riar, Ph.D.  - Agronomy

Anil Shrestha, Ph.D. - Weed Science

Jacob A. Wenger, Ph.D. - Economic Entomology

John Williams, Ed.D. - Mechanized Agriculture

Christopher McKenna, M.A. - Mechanized Agriculture

Jacob Hurst, M.Sc. - Agriculture

Maria Estrada, M.Sc. - Crop Breeding

Arthur Faria, M.A. - Mechanized Agriculture

Faranak Hadevi, M.Sc.  - Pomology

Jill Hendrickson, MFA. - Agriculture Writing

Ron Nishinaka, M.A. - Horticulture

Robert Roy, M.Sc. - Horticulture

Richard Stoltz, M.Sc. - Horticulture

Jennifer Tweedy, M.A. - Floriculture

Donald Vasconcellos, M.Sc. - Crop Science


Emerita/Emeritus Faculty

Sayed Badr, Ph.D. - Plant Science/Viticulture (deceased)

James Brownell, Ph.D. - Soils (deceased)

Bendt From, M.Sc. - Mechanized Agriculture (deceased)

Ken Heupel, M.A. - Mechanized Agriculture

Mahlon Hile, Ph.D. - Olericulture

Harry Karle, Ph.D. - Plant Pathology (deceased)

Gary Koch, Ph.D. - Horticulture (deceased)

Charles Krauter, Ph.D. - Soil Science 

Howard Martin, M.Sc.- Mechanized Agriculture

Arthur Olney, Ph.D. - Ornamental Horticulture

Gary Ritenour, Ph.D. - Weed Science (deceased)

Bruce Roberts, Ph.D. - Agronomy

Julian Whaley, Ph.D.- Plant Pathology



Department Office

Marlene Miyasaki - Administrative Support


Graduate Laboratory

Stella Sommer - Instructional Support Technician


Jordan Agricultural Research Center

Geoff Dervishian - Research Technician


University Farm Laboratory

Gary Chavira - Vegetable/Row Crops

Calliope Correia, M.Sc. - Greenhouse/Nursery Crops

Robert Willmott - Orchard Crops    

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Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Department of Plant Science

2415 E. San Ramon, Fresno, CA 93740-8033

M/S AS72

Department Phone: (559)278-2861