Emmalea Ernest

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Emmalea Ernest

Vegetables and Fruits Scientist and Agriculture Program Leader

Office Location:
Carvel Research and Education Center
16483 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, Delaware 19947


Ph.D. in Plant Sciences, University of Delaware, 2020

M.S. in Plant Breeding and Genetics, Michigan State University, 2004

B.S. in Horticulture, The Pennsylvania State University, 2001


Areas of expertise:

  • Vegetable Production
  • Small Fruit (Berry) Production
  • Lima Beans
  • Blueberries
  • Heat Stress Tolerance
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Weekly Crop Update
  • Vegetable breeding