Person

Annette Lynn Wszelaki

Professor | Plant Sciences

Specialization: Vegetable Production

Overview

Annette Wszelaki is a Professor and the Commercial Vegetable Extension Specialist. She has statewide responsibilities for developing a comprehensive educational program in commercial vegetable production. The main focuses of her extension program include production and variety recommendations, season extension, diversifying production, developing alternative crops, organic and sustainable production, postharvest handling and produce safety. The focus of her program is to help growers reduce their off-farm inputs and increase farm profits.

Outreach Focus

- Vegetable Production - Season Extension - Organic and Sustainable Crop Production - Produce Safety

Research Questions
  • Performance and Adoptability of Biodegradable Plastic Mulch for Sustainable Specialty Crop Production
  • Covers Crops Under Cover: Evaluating Costs, Benefits, and Ecosystem Services of Cover Crops in Year-Round High Tunnel Production Systems
  • Vegetable Variety Performance for the Southeast
  • Effective Risk Mitigation Through Adoption of Agricultural Water Treatment Systems
Annette Lynn Wszelaki image
112 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4561
Education and Training
  • PhD, Plant Molecular Biology, University of Calif Davis, 2001
Responsible Area(s)
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources

Annette Lynn Wszelaki

Professor | Plant Sciences
Annette Lynn Wszelaki image
112 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4561
Education and Training
  • PhD, Plant Molecular Biology, University of Calif Davis, 2001
Responsible Area(s)
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
Overview

Annette Wszelaki is a Professor and the Commercial Vegetable Extension Specialist. She has statewide responsibilities for developing a comprehensive educational program in commercial vegetable production. The main focuses of her extension program include production and variety recommendations, season extension, diversifying production, developing alternative crops, organic and sustainable production, postharvest handling and produce safety. The focus of her program is to help growers reduce their off-farm inputs and increase farm profits.

Outreach Focus

- Vegetable Production - Season Extension - Organic and Sustainable Crop Production - Produce Safety

Research Questions
  • Performance and Adoptability of Biodegradable Plastic Mulch for Sustainable Specialty Crop Production
  • Covers Crops Under Cover: Evaluating Costs, Benefits, and Ecosystem Services of Cover Crops in Year-Round High Tunnel Production Systems
  • Vegetable Variety Performance for the Southeast
  • Effective Risk Mitigation Through Adoption of Agricultural Water Treatment Systems