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Ajay Nair

Associate Professor

Department of Horticulture
145 Horticulture Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA  50011-1100

Phone:
(515) 294-7080
Email:
nairajay@iastate.edu
Room:
145 Horticulture
Website:
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/vegetablelab

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, 2011
Master of Science, University of Maine, 2006
Bachelor of Science, Kerala Agricultural University,  India, 2002

Teaching Responsibilities

Horticulture 376– Fundamentals of Field Production of Horticultural Food Crops.  An introduction to theoretical and practical knowledge required for successfully producing fruit and vegetable crops.  Topics include:  site selection, soil techniques, irrigation management, equipment and tools, integrated pest management, season extension strategies, postharvest handling and food safety, marketing, and basic business planning.

Horticulture 471– Vegetable Production and Management (crop classification; planting
methods; soil, water, and pest management; organic production; cover cropping; crop rotation; season extension strategies; postharvest handling/management and marketing)

Horticulture 493– Online Distance Education course on vegetable production and
management for growers, agricultural professionals, vocational agriculture teachers, and extension educators