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Brian Whipker

Professor and Commercial Floriculture Extension Specialist

Kilgore Hall 51B

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Bio

Extension (80%) and research (20%) responsibilities for commercial floriculture.

Research: diagnostics, plant nutrition, water quality, plant growth regulators, and economics.

Extension: Focus includes providing production information and diagnostic services to commercial greenhouse floriculture operations.  Area of specialization includes plant nutrition, plant growth regulators, and problem diagnostics.  Primary crop focus includes pansies, bedding plants, poinsettias, and general potted plants.

Education

Ph.D Horticulture Purdue University 1995

M.S. Agricultural Economics Purdue University 1988

B.S Horticulture Purdue University 1985

B.S Agricultural Education Purdue University 1985

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