Assistant Professor and Greenhouse Extension Specialist at University of Connecticut
Rosa E. Raudales is an assistant professor and greenhouse extension specialist at the University of Connecticut. Her research program focuses on understanding how to use low-quality water for irrigation of greenhouse crops. The Raudales team conducts research on control of plant pathogens in closed-loop hydroponics, evaluating factors that affect clogging of irrigation systems, safe use of reclaimed-water, and water treatment options for control of pathogens, algae, biofilm and residual chemicals. The research and outreach program address management of biological, chemical and physical parameters in water that affect the plant health and irrigation efficiency of greenhouse crops. Rosa’s ultimate mission is to reduce the water footprint of greenhouse-grown crops.
UCONN COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, HEALTH AND NATURAL RESOURCES
We focus on the interaction of plants, soils and the use of land for the mutual benefit of people and sustainable environments. Our students acquire knowledge leading to successful careers through hands-on learning and internships. Our department focuses on cutting edge research, real world experience with industry, and the latest teaching tools. Faculty and staff excel in the areas of teaching, research, and outreach education to design and manage sustainable landscapes, restore natural habitats, and maintain healthy soils.