September 19, 2019–Updated

UPDATE: Dr. Rezazadeh had a change of schedule and must now attend a required training session for work on the 19th. See the latest post for our new speaker.

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.

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