Anciso, Juan

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Dr. Juan Anciso Juan R. Anciso
Associate Professor and Extension Vegetable Specialist
Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Department of Horticulture Sciences
2401 East Highway 83 Weslaco, TX  78596
Phone:
956.968.5581
Fax: 956.969.5639
Email: j-anciso@tamu.edu
Website: http://southtexas.tamu.edu/hv

Since 2002, Dr. Anciso has been the Extension Vegetable Specialist for the 21 county area of District 12 which stretches from Brownsville to Eagle Pass. He had coordinated the IPM program for citrus and vegetable pests as the IPM Agent for Hidalgo and Cameron counties from the Hidalgo County Extension office from 1989 thru 2002.
Dr. Anciso has written several scientific and popular articles on vegetable pest management and food safety.  He attends the annual USDA IR-4 Food Use Workshop as the plant pathology representative for Texas.   He also represents Texas on the National Good Agricultural Practices committee and National GAPs Harmonization effort that addresses GAPs food safety in produce.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Biology
Texas A&M University ’83

Master of Agriculture, Plan Protection
Texas A&M University ’84

Doctorate, Plant Pathology
Texas A&M University ’89

Employment History

Extension Vegetable Specialist
Texas AgriLife Extension Service
2002 – present

Extension Agent – Integrated Pest Management
Texas Agricultural Extension Service
1989-2002

Teaching Assistant
Texas A&M University
1986-1989

Affiliations

  • American Society of Horticultural Science
  • Subtropical Plan Science Society
  • Subtropical Plant Science Journal, Associate Editor
  • Texas Vegetable Association, Treasurer


Selected Publications

  • J. R. Anciso2009. “Food Safety SOP Manual”. Extension publication with TDA grant number SC-09-01.
  • J. R. Anciso2009. “What are GAPs?/What does GAPs approved mean?” Extension publication SP-366.
  • J. R. Anciso, 2008. Food safety co-chair for food safety white paper. National Vegetable Crops Initiative. Denver, CO. (http://www.new-farm.com/nvci.html)
  • M. Valdez and J. R. Anciso, 2008. Food Safety GAPs initiative for the spinach industry. [abstract] National Spinach Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Johnston L. M., L. Jaykus, D. Moll, M. Martinez, J. R. Anciso, B. Mora, and C. Moe. 2006. A field study of the microbiological quality of fresh produce of domestic and imported origin. Inter. J. Food Micro. 112: 83-95.
  • Johnston L. M., L. Jaykus, D. Moll, M. Martinez, J .R. Anciso, B. Mora, and C. Moe. 2005. A field study of the microbiological quality of fresh produce. J. Food Prot. 68: 1840-1847.