Professor Gregory Lang
Fruit Growers Tasmania | Monday, 8 April 2019, 12.00pm
Professor Gregory Lang is a world-renowned researcher and extension leader in stonefruit production based out of at Michigan State University. Gregory's team focus on cultural and physiological factors important to efficient production of stonefruit and pomefruit, including rootstock evaluation and characterization, carbon and nitrogen assimilation and partitioning, meristem determination and growth regulation, and environmental limitations to refine orchard systems and management.
Prof. Lang and his team group also specialise in understanding and optimizing the use of protective cropping technologies to enhance production quality and consistency sweet cherries, apricots, nectarines, and plums. Using high tunnels and retractable covering technologies, Prof. Lang and his team works to develop innovative production systems to minimise reproductive and environmental limitations in tree fruit crops.
Other areas of interest include developing integrated strategies for managing bacterial canker in summerfruit as well as varietal screening for improved quality and reduced production inputs in sweet cherry.