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Dr. Ioannis S. Minas

Assistant Professor of Pomology

Dr. Minas is an Assistant Professor of Pomology with the Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Colorado State University. Dr. Minas received his PhD in Pomology and Postharvest Physiology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. During his PhD studies was appointed as a Junior Specialist for 2 years at the Dept. Plant Sciences at University of California Davis, CA. His research program at CSU is emphasized on orchard and environmental factors affecting productivity, developmental physiology, harvest quality and postharvest physiology of tree-fruits. Dr. Minas is senior or co-author in more than 25 peer reviewed publications in the field of pomology and postharvest physiology and serves as coordinator of peach rootstock trials within the frame of the multi-state project NC-140.

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David W. Sterle

Research Associate and Assistant Extension Specialist in Pomology

David graduated with a Masters Degree in Soil and Crop Science from Colorado State University in 2016, after receiving a Bachelors Degree in Horticulture from California State University, Chico. He his family first moved to Western Colorado in 2014. In his spare enjoys backpacking, fly fishing, and soccer. He also enjoys the challenge of finding or developing practical strategies to problems that growers face.

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