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Anish Malladi

Associate Professor; Areas of Interest: Pomology
  • Horticulture
Mailing Address:
Athens, CAES Campus

51% - Research

49% - Instruction

Research in my lab focuses on fruit growth and developmental physiology. I am interested in understanding regulation of fruit size in small fruit and tree fruit crops. Fruit size is influenced by genetic, environmental and cultural factors. My research aims to understand the contribution of these factors and their interaction in regulating fruit growth.

Improving the efficiency of mechanical harvesting can decrease labor costs and benefit fruit growers. Understanding abscission physiology is important to develop fruit specific abscission agents. My lab also studies signaling mechanisms involved in induction of abscission in leaves and fruit of fruit crops.

I teach ‘Introduction to Fruit Crops,’ (HORT 3020), a course aimed at introducing students to the fundamentals of fruit production. This course is offered in the spring semester. I share teaching responsibilities for ‘Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition’ (CRSS/HORT 4590/6590) offered in the fall. I also teach 'Plant Physiology,' (HORT 4430/6430) and a graduate seminar class (HORT 8000).

Degrees

Degree

Field

Institution

Date Obtained

B. Sc

Agriculture

Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India

1998

M. S

Horticulture

Purdue University

2001

Ph. D

Horticulture

Purdue University

2005

Post-doctoral Associate

Horticulture

University of Florida

2007