Our mission for the Stone Fruit Research and Extension program is to help expand the Florida stone fruit industry by conducting appropriate research and extension projects. We welcome feedback and industry participation.
Dr. Ali Sarkhosh
I am responsible for maintaining an active research program in optimizing stone fruit production practices, including crop load management, efficient production practices and nutrition management. I work with various UF/IFAS stations around the state and with several multi-county extension agents to address establishment and production issues in stone fruit. I am also responsible for effective communication transfer of research results and improvements in stone fruit production with the goal of expanding a competitive stone fruit industry in Florida.
Dustin started as a biological scientist in the fall of 2017. He has a B.S. degree in Horticultural science from the University of Florida.
Dr. Mercy Olmstead
Current Graduate Students
Former Graduate Students
Mary Ann Maquilan
Zilfina Rubio Ames
Elizabeth graduated with her M.S. degree in December 2016, and now works for a private berry company in California.
Current student interns