Our speaker in September is Dr. Amir Rezazadeh, PhD. His presentation will be on Passion Fruit and other berries.
Dr. Rezazadeh is the Multi-County Fruit and Field Crops Agent II. Before his appointment with the UF/IFAS Extension, he worked as a post-doctoral associate with Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center. There, Rezazadeh worked alongside fruit growers to improve yield and post-harvest sustainability for blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and grapes. He holds a Ph.D. in horticulture from Mississippi State University; his doctorate work focused on the influence of environmental factors and cultural practices in the development of greenhouse crops. After he completed a master’s degree in horticulture, he oversaw more than 100 acres of grapefruit and mandarin trees and managed 10 employees for more than five years.