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Agriculture and Natural Resources Specialist

Brian R. Smith

Plant and Earth Science Department
UW-River Falls
410 So. 3rd Street
River Falls, WI  54022
(715) 425-3851

Dr. Smith is an Extension Commercial Fruit Specialist who helps growers make improvements in cultural efficiency to remain competitive, improve their profitability, diversify their operations, and respond to changing government regulation of pesticide usage.  He also maintains an active research program focused on developing winter hardy fruits - strawberries, raspberries, and plums - of high quality, good yield and superior pest and disease resistance for Midwest commercial growers.

UW-River Falls is the only campus in the UW-System actively engaged in fruit breeding. It is home to the only plum and raspberry breeding programs in a 24-state surrounding area.


Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Horticulture with a minor in Plant Breeding
M.S. from the University of Minnesota in Horticulture
B.S. from South Dakota State University in Horticulture

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