Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
University of California
Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Faculty

Office Information

Kearney Agricultural Center
Kearney Ag. Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: (559) 646-6500
Fax: (559) 646-6593

Director
Jeffery A. Dahlberg, Ph.D.
Title: KAC/KREC Director

Email: jdahlberg@uckac.edu
Phone: (559) 646-6060

Faculty

Photo of Mary Lu Arpaia Ph.D. Mary Lu Arpaia Ph.D.
Title: CE Subtropical Horticulturist
Specialty: Evaluation of preharvest and postharvest factor on subtropical crop productivity and fruit quality, including rootstock, cultivar, irrigation, pesticide and nutrition management strategies
Address:
Kearney Ag. Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
(559) 646-6561
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: (559) 646-6561
Fax: (559) 646-6593
Email: mlarpaia@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Anthony J Cornel Ph.D. Anthony J Cornel Ph.D.
Title: Associate Entomologist
Specialty: Applied and basic research on mosquitoes related to developing innovative strategies for their control
Address:
Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: (559) 646-6556
Email: ajcornel@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Carlos H Crisosto Ph.D. Carlos H Crisosto Ph.D.
Title: CE Postharvest Physiologist
Specialty: Extension and research on postharvest biology and technology of fruits; fruit quality and deterioration and handling systems
Address:
Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: (530) 752-75496
Email: chcrisosto@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Kent M Daane Ph.D. Kent M Daane Ph.D.
Title: CE Specialist
Specialty: Biological control and IPM of insect pests in perennial crops (almond, grape, stone fruit, olives, pistachios), annual crops (lettuce) and ornamentals (eucalyptus, ornamental).
Address:
Kearney Agricultural Research and Education Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: KAC-(559) 646-6522 or UCB Lab-(510) 643-4019
Fax: (559) 646-6593
Email: kdaane@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Dr Jeffery A. Dahlberg Dr Jeffery A. Dahlberg
Title: Director-UC-ANR-KARE
Specialty: Plant Breeding and Genetics
Address:
Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: (559) 646-6060
Fax: 559-646-6015
Email: jadahlberg@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Dr Theodore M DeJong Dr Theodore M DeJong
Title: Professor   CE Pomologist-AES   Plant Physiologist-AES
Specialty: Environmental physiology; tree crop physiology; carbon partitioning and crop modeling; pomology; physiology and management of fruit tree crops; peach rootstock development and physiology; dried plum breeding
Address:
Plant Sciences
Mail stop 2
3037 Wickson Hall
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-1843
Email: tmdejong@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Louise Ferguson Ph.D. Louise Ferguson Ph.D.
Title: CE Pomologist
Specialty: Pistachio, olive, citrus, fig and persimmon production; alternate bearing, mechanical pruning, mechanical harvesting, citrus Mandarins, root stocks
Address:
Louise Ferguson
Department of Plant Sciences
3045 Wickson Hall
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (559) 737 3061 (M) 530-752-0507 (O)
Fax: 530-752-8502
Email: lferguson@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Matthew W. Fidelibus Ph.D. Matthew W. Fidelibus Ph.D.
Title: Associate CE Specialist
Specialty: Raisin, table and wine grape production,fruit quality, whole-plant physiology, plant growth regulators, weeds.
Address:
Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: (559) 646-6510
Email: mwfidelibus@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Peter B Goodell Ph.D. Peter B Goodell Ph.D.
Title: Cooperative Extension Advisor, IPM
Specialty: Development and delivery of IPM tactics, nematode and insect pest management in field crops, (cotton, alfalfa, melon) developing IPM strategies at the ecological landscape level
Address:
Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: (559) 646-6515
Email: pbgoodell@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Elizabeth E Grafton-Cardwell Ph.D. Elizabeth E Grafton-Cardwell Ph.D.
Title: Director of Lindcove REC & Research Entomologist UC Riverside
Specialty: Citrus Integrated Pest Management
Notes: Beth Grafton-Cardwell is an extension specialist with UC Riverside Entomology with appointments at both Lindcove REC (559-592-2408 ext 152) and at the Kearney Ag Center (559-646-6591).
Address:
ANR Lindcove Research & Extension Center
22963 Carson Avenue
Exeter, CA 93221
Phone: (559) 592-2408 Ext. 152 & (559) 646-6591
Email: eegraftoncardwell@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Dr David A Grantz Ph.D. Dr David A Grantz Ph.D.
Title: Plant Physiologist & CE Specialist   
Specialty: Air pollution, Ozone, Environmental Crop Physiology, Biofuel Feedstocks
Address:
Kearney Agricultural Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: (559) 646-6599
Fax: (559) 646-6593
Email: dagrantz@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Themis J Michailides Ph.D. Themis J Michailides Ph.D.
Title: Plant Pathologist and Lecturer
Specialty: Ecology, epidemiology and control of fungal diseases of fruit and nut crops and vines, postharvest diseases, aflatoxin and mycotoxins of nut crops and figs.
Address:
Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: (559) 646-6546
Email: tjmichailides@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Jeffrey P Mitchell Ph.D. Jeffrey P Mitchell Ph.D.
Title: CE Cropping Systems Specialist
Specialty: Vegetable cropping systems, irrigation management, soil quality, organic soil amendments, extension models, postharvest physiology
Address:
Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: (559) 646-6565
Email: jpmitchell@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Alireza Pourreza , Ph.D. Alireza Pourreza , Ph.D.
Title: Assistant CE Advisor
Specialty: Agricultural Engineering
Address:
Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: (559) 646-6577
Fax: (559) 646-6593
Email: apourreza@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of James J Stapleton PhD James J Stapleton PhD
Title: IPM Plant Pathologist
Specialty: Integrated pest management; alternatives to synthetic chemical products for disease and pest control; solar energy in pest management; soil-plant ecology; pest issues in natural areas; biological, physical, and cultural management of reservoirs of weedy plant propagative materials; seed pathology; sustainable and appropriate pest management technologies
Address:
Kearney Agricultural Center Academic Unit
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: (559) 646-6536
Fax: (559) 646-6593
Email: jjstapleton@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Dr Kris E. Tollerup Dr Kris E. Tollerup
Title: Cooperative Extension Advisor, IPM
Specialty: Almond, Pistachio, Tree Fruit, Grapes
Address:
Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: 559-646-6527
Email: ketollerup@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Florent Trouillas Florent Trouillas
Title: Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist
Specialty: Fruit and Nut Crops
Address:
9240 South Riverbend Avenue
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: (559) 646-6566
Email: flotrouillas@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Andreas Westphal Andreas Westphal
Address:
9240 S Riverbend Ave
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: 559-646-6555
Email: andreas.westphal@ucr.edu

 

Larry E. Williams Ph.D.
Title: Professor Plant Physiologist-AES
Specialty: Influences of microclimate on physiological processes of the grapevine; cultural techniques of the grapevine associated with the production of raisins and table grapes; carbon assimilation by and allocation in the vine; effect of senescence on gas exchange characteristics; whole plant physiology
Address:
Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: (559) 646-6558
Email: lewilliams@ucanr.edu

 
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