Dr. Neil Mattson, Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture Section at Cornell University
Neil Mattson is a Professor and greenhouse extension specialist in the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University. Neil joined Cornell in 2007 after completing his PhD from the University of California Davis and Master’s from the University of Minnesota. Neil is the director of Cornell’s Controlled Environment Agriculture group and his research is focused on optimizing crop performance and resource use efficiency of flower and vegetable crops. Particular research interests include, strategies to reduce energy use in CEA lighting through LED adoption and intelligent light controls, sustainable fertilization practices, and development of new CEA crops. He has authored or co-authored 59 peer-reviewed journal articles, 15 book chapters, 169 extension articles and has given more than 300 outreach presentations to more than 16,000 industry members.
SIPS Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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