Jeffrey P. Mitchell
Department: Vegetable Crops, UC Davis
Location: Kearney Agricultural Center
Telephone: (209) 891-2660
Fax: (209) 891-2513
PhD, Plant Biology, University of California, Davis. March 1995.
MS, Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis. December 1988
BA, Philosophy, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA. June 1974.
General Research Interest Statement:
My work addresses water management, resource use efficiency
and postharvest product quality aspects of integrated vegetable
Research Interest Pertaining to
I am interested in contributing research-based information
on soil/plant water relations and organic amendment and rotation
effects on soil quality in vegetable cropping systems. My
work in this project will focus on evaluating management effects
on water use efficiency and soil physical characteristics.
Mitchell, J.P., C.D. Thomsen, W.L. Graves and C. Shennan.
Submitted 1995. Cover crops for saline soils. J. Agron. and
Mitchell, J.P. 1995. A cropping systems approach to improving
water use efficiency in semi-arid irrigated production areas.
Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Davis. 137 pp.
Mitchell, J.P. M.J. Singer, T. Prichard, D. Peters, D. May,
R.O. Miller, C. Shennan, J.D. Rhoades C.J. Phene. 1995. Effects
of organic and inorganic amendments on soil physical properties
and stand establishment in cyclically salinized soils. Fourth
National Symposium on Stand Establishment of Horticultural
Crops. April 23-26, 1995. Monterey, CA.
Mitchell, J.P., M.J. Singer, T. Prichard, D. Peters, D. May,
R.O. Miller, D. Munk, C. Shennan, C.J. Phene and J.D. Rhoades.
1995. Cover crop incorporation and gypsum applications to
improve soil physical properties in salinized soils. Proceedings
1995 California Plant and Soil Conference. Agricultural Production/Environmental
Concerns: New Paradigms. Visalia, CA.
Mitchell, J.P., C. Shennan, D.M. May, T. Prichard andD. Peters.
1992. Using cover crops to improve soil physical properties
and stand establishment in cyclically salinized soils. pp.
181-190. In Proceedings of the Third National Symposium for
Stand Establishment in Horticultural Crops. Gainesville, FL.
November 16-22, 1992.
Mitchell, J.P., C. Shennan and S.R.Grattan. 1991. Developmental
changes in tomato fruit composition in response to water deficit
and salinity. Physiological Plantarum. 83:177-185.
Mitchell, J.P., C. Shennan, Grattan, S.R. and D.M. May. 1991.
Tomato fruit yields and quality under water deficit and salinity.
J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 116(2):215-221.
Grattan, S., C. Shennan, D. May, J. Mitchell and R. Burau.
1987. Use of Drainage water for irrigation of melons and tomatoes.
California Agriculture. 41:27-28.
Zelinski, L. D. May, and J. Mitchell. 1983. Drip irrigation
of processing tomatoes. Drip/Trickle Irrigation. 5(3)4-5,8.