Dr. Tripti Vashisth
Horticultural Sciences and Citrus Extension Specialist
Extension responsibilities focus on citrus production needs and implementing horticultural practices to improve citrus production, tree health and fruit quality. Also, the use of integrated crop management and control measures for citrus greening and other exotic diseases.
Ph.D Horticulture 2013, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
M.S., Food Science and Technology 2009, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
B.Tech Biotechnology 2006, Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bundelkhand Univ., India
Vashisth, T., Singh, R.K., Pegg, R.B. (2011). Effects of drying on the phenolics content and antioxidant activity of muscadine pomace. LWT-Food Science and Technology, 44(7), 1649-1657.
Vashisth, T., Johnson L.K., Malladi, A. (2011). An efficient RNA isolation procedure and identification of reference genes for normalization of gene expression in blueberry. Plant Cell Reports. 30 (12), 2167-2176.
Malladi, A., Vashisth, T., Johnson, L.K. (2012). Ethephon and methyl jasmonate affect fruit detachment in rabbiteye and southern highbush blueberry. HortScience. 47(12), 1745-1749.
Malladi, A., Vashisth, T., NeSmith, S. (2013). Development and evaluation of a portable, hand-held mechanical shaker to study fruit detachment in blueberry. HortScience. 48(3), 394-397.
Vashisth, T., Malladi, A. (2013). Fruit detachment in rabbiteye blueberry: abscission and physical separation. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 138(2), 95-101.
McGregor, C., Waters, V., Vashisth, T., Abdel-Haleem, H (2014).. Flowering time in watermelon is associated with a major QTL on chromosome 3. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 139(1) 48-53.