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Tim Coolong

Associate Professor; Areas of Interest: Vegetables
  • Horticulture
Mailing Address:
Tifton, CAES Campus

Curriculum Vitae

My program focuses on serving the vegetable industry in Georgia by conducting outreach and applied research focusing on innovative tactics for vegetable production. The fresh vegetable industry in Georgia is large and diverse, growing a wide-array of crops on a commercial scale. As such, my program interests are varied and include irrigation and fertility management, plasticulture systems, postharvest evaluation, and germplasm evaluation in more than a dozen crops. Crops to be researched include: watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumber, squash, sweet corn, snap beans, kale, cabbage, broccoli, onion, pepper, and tomato. I partner with faculty in several departments to take an interdisciplinary approach to solving problems facing vegetable growers in Georgia.

Prior to coming to the University of Georgia in 2013, I spent 6 years at the University of Kentucky as the state vegetable specialist. While there I focused on a variety of topics ranging from irrigation and tillage management to organic farming and high tunnel production, with clientele ranging from urban gardening/agriculture to large-scale commercial growers.

Appointment: 80% Extension/20% Research

Resources

  • Vegetable Variety Trial Page
  • Recent Publications

Degrees

Degree

Field

Institution

Date Obtained

B.S.  

Horticulture

University of Georgia 

2000

M.S.

Horticulture – Onion flavor physiology

University of Georgia 

2003

Ph.D  

Horticulture – Factors affecting onion storage

University of Georgia

2007