Masabni, Joseph

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Joseph Masabni

Joseph Masabni
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University and AgriLife Extension Service
Department of Horticultural Sciences
2134 TAMU, 221 HFSB, College Station, Texas 77843-2134
Phone: 979-845-8562
Fax: 979-845-8906
Email: jmasabni@ag.tamu.edu

Dr. Masabni moved to Texas A&M at College Station in August 2008 as the Extension vegetable specialist, after serving for 6 years as the Extension fruit and vegetable specialist at University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, KY. New responsibilities were to develop Extension programs and provide educational opportunities to improve the profitability of the vegetable industry in Texas. The Extension program addresses the continued education of Extension agents and producers through workshops, training sessions, and print or electronic publications.


Although trained as a weed scientist, Dr. Masabni’s program has migrated to other activities to include ‘Small-Acreage Horticultural Crops’, ‘Organic Vegetable Production’, and ‘Produce Food Safety Training’.

Education

BS
Crop and Soil Sciences
Michigan State University
1985

MS – Pomology
Horticulture
Michigan State University
1989

PhD – Weed Science
Horticulture
Michigan State University
1998

Employment History

Texas A&M University
Assistant Professor and Extension Vegetable Specialist
2008 – present

University of Kentucky
Assistant Professor and Extension Fruit/Vegetable Specialist
2002-2008

Michigan State University
Research Assistant II
1998-2002

Michigan State University
Research Assistant I
1990-1998

Affiliations

  • American Society of Horticultural Science-Southern Region
  • American Society of Horticultural Science
  • Texas Extension Specialist Association


Selected Publications

  • Autio, W., T.L. Robinson, B. Black, T. Bradshaw, J.A. Cline, R.M. Crassweller, C.G. Embree, E.E. Hoover, K. Kosola, J. Masabni, M.L. Parker, R.L. Perry, G.L. Reighard, J.R. Schupp, and M. Warmund. 2008. 1999 NC-140 ‘Fuji’ and ‘McIntosh’ dwarf apple rootstock trials: An update after eight growing seasons. Compact Fruit Tree 41(1):23-25
  • Autio, W., T.L. Robinson, B. Black, T. Bradshaw, J.A. Cline, R.M. Crassweller, C.G. Embree, E.E. Hoover, K. Kosola, J. Masabni, M.L. Parker, R.L. Perry, G.L. Reighard, J.R. Schupp, and M. Warmund. 2008. 1999 NC-140 ‘Fuji’ and ‘McIntosh’ semidwarf apple rootstock trials: An update after eight growing seasons. Compact Fruit Tree 41(1):26-28
  • Autio, W., T. Robinson, W. Cowgill, C. Hampson, M. Kushad, J. Masabni, R. Quezada, R. Perry, and C. Rom. 2008. Performance of ‘Gala’ apple trees on Supporter 4, P.14, and different strains of B.9, M.9, and M.26 rootstocks: A five-year report on the 2002 NC-140 Apple Rootstock Trial. Journal of American Pomological Society: 62(3):119-128
  • Pomper, K., S. Crabtree, D. Layne, R. Peterson, J. Masabni, and D. Wolfe. 2008. The Kentucky Pawpaw Regional Variety Trial. Journal of American Pomological Society 62(2):58-69. Winner of the 2008 Shepard Award for the best research paper of the year
  • Autio, W., T. Robinson, W. Cowgill, C. Hampson, M. Kushad, J. Masabni, D. Miller, R. Quezada, R. Perry, and C. Rom. 2007. Performance of Gala apple trees on strains of B.9, M.9, and M.26 and new Cornell-Geneva, Morioka, and Pillnitz rootstocks: Early results from the 2002 NC-140 Apple Rootstock Trial. Compact Fruit Tree (in press)
  • Masabni, J., and J. Arboleya. 2007. Improving Halosulfuron Performance in Transplanted Plasticulture Tomato with Trifluralin and Oxyfluorfen Tank Mixes. International Journal of Vegetable Science. 13(4):71-84
  • Masabni, J., R. Andersen, A. Azarenko, G. Brown, J. Freer, D. Hayden, P. Hirst, W. Lay, B. McCluskey, R. Perry, T. Robinson, G. Tehrani, and D. Wolfe. 2007. Performance of Plum Rootstocks with ‘Stanley’, ‘Valor’, and ‘Veeblue’ as the Scion in the 1990 NC-140 Multi-Site Plum Trial. Journal of American Pomological Society. 61(4):196-207
  • Autio, W., T. Robinson, B. Barritt, J. Cline, R. Crassweller, C. Embree, D. Ferree, M. Garcia, G. Greene, E. Hoover, R. Johnson, K. Kosola, J. Masabni, M. Parker, R. Perry, G. Reighard, S. Seeley, and M. Warmund. 2007. Early Performance of ‘Fuji’ and ‘McIntosh’ Apple Trees on Several Semidwarf Rootstocks in the 1999 NC-140 Rootstock Trial. Acta Horticulturae. 732:127-133
  • Autio, W., T. Robinson, B. Barritt, J. Cline, R. Crassweller, C. Embree, D. Ferree, M. Garcia, G. Greene, E. Hoover, R. Johnson, K. Kosola, J. Masabni, M. Parker, R. Perry, G. Reighard, S. Seeley, and M. Warmund.  2007. Early Performance of ‘Fuji’ and ‘McIntosh’ Apple Trees on Several Dwarf Rootstocks in the 1999 NC-140 Rootstock Trial. Acta Horticulturae. 732:119-125
  • Marini, R., B. Barritt, G. Brown, J. Cline, W. Cowgill, R. Crassweller, P. Domoto, D. Ferree, J. Garner, G. Greene, C. Hampson, P. Hirst, M. Kushad, J. Masabni, E. Mielke, R. Moran, C. Mullins, M. Parker, R. Perry, J. Prive, G. Reighard, T. Robinson, C. Rom, T. Roper, J. Schupp, E. Stover, and R. Unrath. 2006. Performance of ‘Gala’ Apple on Four Semi-Dwarf Rootstocks: A Ten-Year Summary of the 1994 NC-140 Semi-Dwarf Rootstock Trial. Journal of the American Pomological Society 60(2): 58-68
  • Marini, R., J. Anderson, W. Autio, B. Barritt, J. Cline, W. Cowgill, R. Crassweller, R. Garner, A. Gauss, , R. Godin, G. Greene, C. Hampson, P. Hirst, M. Kushad, J. Masabni, E. Mielke, R. Moran, C. Mullins, M. Parker, R. Perry, J. Prive, G. Reighard, T. Robinson, C. Rom, T. Roper, J. Schupp, E. Stover, and R. Unrath. 2006. Performance of ‘Gala’ Apple Trees on 18 Dwarfing Rootstocks: A Ten-Year Summary of the 1994 NC-140 Rootstock Trial. Journal of the American Pomological Society 60(2): 69-83