Vegetable, Fruit & Nut Specialty Crops

Local production of fruits and vegetables is important to the citizens of Kansas, from home gardeners to commercial producers. Research-based information through K-State helps maintain productivity indefinitely.

Local food promotion efforts include:

  • Survey regarding barriers to marketing local fruits and vegetables
  • Research comparing consumption vs. production of fruits and vegetables in the Kansas River Valley
  • Collaboration with the Kansas Rural Center for selling local food
  • Creation of the Willow Lake Student Farm for training horticulture students in organic methods
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Megan Kennelly

Megan Kennelly, PhD

Horticultural Plant Pathology Problems
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Cary Rivard

Cary Rivard, PhD

Vegetable & Fruit Crop Specialist
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Ward Upham

Ward Upham

Horticultural Rapid Response Unit Coordinator
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