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Innovative Fruit Production, Improvement and Protection
Leskey, Tracy
Director
Tracy.Leskey@ars.usda.gov
(304)725-3451
APPALACHIAN FRUIT RESEARCH STATION
2217 WILTSHIRE ROAD
KearneysvilleWV25430-2771

Mission:
The Appalachian Fruit Research Station (AFRS) conducts fundamental, applied and developmental research on critical problems of temperate fruit production (apples, peaches, pears, plums, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries). The AFRS develops new knowledge, germplasm, and technology to maximize productivity and quality of fruit crops, and minimize the adverse effects of biotic and environmental factors on fruit crops to ensure a stable and cost-efficient supply of safe and nutritious fruits to American consumers. Programs focus on germplasm enhancement through molecular and traditional breeding techniques, identification of the critical mechanisms involved in plant physiological processes, development of principles and technology for cost-efficient cropping systems with minimal environmental impact, development of knowledge and sensory techniques for mechanical harvesting, sorting and grading of fruit crops, computer vision technology to aid mechanization and development of knowledge and technology to protect fruit crops using biological control, natural, plant-derived compounds, and other environmentally friendly materials.

  Northeast Area
    Kearneysville, West Virginia
      Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory
      Innovative Fruit Production, Improvement and Protection
People:
Allen, McKenzie
(304) 725-3451

Biological Science Aid
Artlip, Timothy Tim
(304) 725-3451

Plant Physiologist
Bennett, Dennis
(304) 725-3451

Biological Science Lab Technician
Bullock, Daniel Dan
(304) 725-3451

Biological Science Lab Technician
Burchard, Erik
(304) 725-3451

Biological Laboratory Technical
Callahan, Ann
(304) 725-3451

Geneticist
Carper, G Lee Lee
(304) 725-3451

Agricultural Science Research Technician
Crim, V Larry Larry
(304) 725-3451

Agricultural Science Research Technician
Cullum, John
(304) 725-3451

Biological Science Technician
Dardick, Christopher Chris
(304) 725-3451

Molecular Biologist (Plants)
Demuth, Mark
(304) 725-3451

Agricultural Science Research Technician (Plants)
Evans, Breyn
(304) 725-3451

Biological Science Aid
Galimba, Kelsey
(304) 725-3451

Collaborator
Guseman, Jessica
(304) 725-3451

POST DOC
Hancock, Torri
(304) 725-3451

Biological Science Lab Technician
Hott, Chris Chris
(304) 725-3451

Biological Science Technician
Janisiewicz, Wojciech
(304) 725-3451

Research Plant Pathologist
Jones, Sharon
(304) 725-3451

Biological Laboratory Technical
Knill, Courtney
(304) 725-3451

Biological Aid
Leskey, Tracy
(304) 725-3451

Director
Lewis, Roger
(304) 725-3451

Biological Laboratory Technical
Liu, Zongrang
(304) 725-3451

Research Molecular Biologist
Lomberk, Delores
(407) 560-6045

Biological Science Technician (Plants)
Lutton, Elizabeth
(304) 725-3451

Biological Science Technician (Microbiology)
Ma, Jing
(304) 725-3451

Agricultural Science Research Technician (Microbiology)
Muller, Cecelia Ceil
(407) 560-6045

Biological Science Lab Technician
Norelli, John (jay) Jay
(304) 725-3451

Research Plant Pathologist
Raines, Doug
(304) 725-3451

Research Horticulturist
Rice, Kevin
(304) 725-3451

POST DOC
Rose, Ann
(304) 725-3451

Rugh, Anthony
(304) 725-3451

Biological Science Lab Technician
Short, Brent
(304) 725-3451

Research Entomologist
Snyder, N Wade Wade
(304) 725-3451

Agricultural Science Research Technician
Tabb, Amy
(304) 725-3451

Agricultural Engineer
Takeda, Fumiomi Fumi
(304) 725-3451

Research Horticulturist
Vann, Cheryl
(304) 725-3451

Plant Physiologist
Webb, Kevin
(304) 725-3451

SUPPORT SCIENTIST
Wisniewski, Michael
(304) 725-3451

Research Plant Pathologist
Wolford, Scott
(304) 725-3451

Engineering Technician
Last Modified: 8/27/2016
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