Edward Durner

Associate Professor; Daughter Plant Physiology

Associate Research Professor in the Department of Plant Biology at Rutgers University.  He has 35 years of experience in horticultural science (primarily fruit) research, teaching and outreach. His research involves flowering physiology of strawberry and developing goldenberries as a new crop for North America.  He recently received a three-year USDA Northeast Region SARE grant for developing goldenberry production strategies for the Northeast US and a NJ Department of Ag Specialty Crop Grant for alternative production strategies for strawberries.  He is the author of 24 refereed papers on strawberry flowering as well as the textbook ‘Principles of Horticultural Physiology’ (CABI, 2013) and two chapters in the online encyclopedia of horticulture ‘Horticultural Compendium’ (CABI, 2017) published in 2017.  His latest work ‘Applied Plant Science Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis Using the SAS® University Edition’ will be published by CABI in 2021. Ed was the Director of The Student Sustainable Farm at Rutgers CSA, a 5-acre CSA, for ten years thus he has first-hand experience understanding the challenges growers face these days.  He always approaches research combining both scientist and grower perspectives.

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