Commercial Horticulture Extension Specialists

The horticulture team has both commercial field specialists and staff located at Iowa State University to provide information and educate producers on growing, producing, and harvesting commercial horticulture crops such as large scale vegetable growers, orchardists, berry growers, greenhouse growers, sports field and golf course managers, lawn care professionals, nursery growers, landscape professionals, and cut flower producers.

Field Specialists

filliusDan Fillius | Statewide Field Specialist - Commercial Vegetables and Specialty Crops

vosRandall Vos | Statewide Field Specialist - Commercial Fruit Crops

omalleyPatrick O'Malley | Eastern Iowa Field Specialist - Commercial Fruits and Vegetable Crops

State Specialists

curreyChris Currey | Associate Professor - Greenhouses and Controlled Environments

delateKathleen Delate | Professor - Organic Production

ilesJeff Iles | Professor - Nursery and Landscape Management

nairAjay Nair | Professor - Vegetable Production

slackSuzanne Slack | Assistant Professor - Fruit Crop Production

thomsAdam Thoms | Associate Professor - Turfgrass Management

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