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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