Ronald Scott Tubbs
About Scott Tubbs
Dr. Tubbs has a 75% research and 25% extension appointment, mostly conducting research in the area of peanut production. His appointment is unique as he is the only agronomist in the U.S. University system with a majority research appointment that has peanut as the crop of primary focus. This especially includes applied agronomic research such as seeding rate / plant population, row spacing, tillage practices, crop rotations, cover crop utilization, nutrient cycling, inoculants / fertility, maturity, and replant decisions. Often, the easiest and most cost-effective solution to a grower’s primary limiting production problem is a change in agronomic strategy, which is what Dr. Tubbs’ research is geared toward diagnosing. Ideally, it is my goal to help growers achieve maximized profits while improving environmental impacts from their operations.
He received a B.S. and M.S. in Agricultural Operations Management, and a Ph.D. in Agronomy, all from the University of Florida. Both he and his wife were born and raised in the Orlando, FL area and moved to Tifton, GA in 2007 after a 3-year stint in Lincoln, NE where he worked as a Postdoctoral Soil Scientist for USDA-ARS. The Tubbs family also consists of 3 boys.