Eric Wommack

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Emmalea Ernest

Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist

Office location:
Carvel Research and Education Center
16483 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, DE 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 production
  • Lima bean breeding & genetics
  • Abiotic stress tolerance
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Vegetable breeding and variety evaluation

Professional Activities

  • Member, Bean Improvement Cooperative
  • Member, American Society for Horticultural Science
  • Member, National Association of Plant Breeders