Research Horticulturist at USDA-ARS
I am a USDA-ARS research horticulturist located at the Application Technology Research Unit in Wooster, OH. My research focuses on water management within controlled environment horticulture, including nursery and greenhouse, to increase efficiency, minimize environmental impact, and ensure profitability. This is accomplished via an integrated research team, including post-doctorate fellows and visiting students, using a systems approach from source to application to receiving waters.
ARS vision: lead America towards better future through agricultural research & information
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table.
ARS delivers scientific solutions to national and global agricultural challenges. Our Vision -- Global leadership in agricultural discoveries through scientific excellence. Core Values -- Scientific excellence, creativity, innovation, integrity, leadership, collaboration, accountability, transparency, diversity, respect, inclusiveness, and public service. These values underpin ARS’ commitment to delivering cutting-edge, scientific tools and innovative solutions for American farmers, producers, industry, and communities to support the nourishment and well-being of all people; sustain our nation’s agroecosystems and natural resources; and ensure the economic competitiveness and excellence of our agriculture.