Northeastern Society of Agricultural Research Managers

 

 

Station Report

NeSARM

Name of Station: PSU Horticulture Research Farm

Name of Member: Bob Oberheim     Member Since: 1987

Address: 102 Tyson Building

University Park, PA 16802

Business Phone #: (814)692-5262 FAX #: (814)692-4049

Home Phone #: (814)238-3064 E-Mail Address: RLO1@PSU.Edu

Station Census: 10-12 different researchers Number of Staff: 3 full-, 4-6 part-time

15-25 full-time & summer help

Number of Acres Involved in Research: 30-40

Total Number of Acres: 175, with 100 being tillable

Square Footage in Greenhouse: 2,400 at farm; 20 - 25,000 on campus

Research:

All aspects of vegetable research, small fruits and tree fruits of apples

and peaches. Some ornamental work. Breeding, variety trials, mulches,

herbicides, irrigation, fertility.

Pertinent Information:

Built in 1997, a 6,000 square foot state-of-the-art, computerized positive

air flow greenhouse. I manage a 3-day outdoor commercial exhibit show -

300+ exhibitors, field demos, audience of about 45,000 people over 3 days.

 

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Last Updated 2/20/2011