Gurreet Brar, Ph.D.
The Rodger B. Jensen Professorship in Pistachio Physiology and Pomology
Office: Ag 227
Phone: (559) 278-4119
Ph.D. Horticultural Sciences - University of Florida - January 2012
M.S. Horticulture - Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India - July 2002
B.S. Horticulture - Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India - July 1999
Fields of Interest:
My primary research focuses on whole tree physiology and orchard systems in pistachio and other tree fruit and nut crops. I am particularly interested in working on chill accumulation, pollination, nut growth and development and studying plant responses to changing environmental conditions. In the past, I have done research work in chill accumulation and phenology in pistachios while I studied growth and development responses of containerized citrus nursery trees to modified light/photoperiod and plant growth regulators in controlled environment systems. With my expertise and extension experience in California nut crops, my research program addresses the needs and issues in nut crops for the central valley growers. My teaching responsibilities include teaching core horticulture/pomology courses and temperate and subtropical tree fruit and nut crop courses.