Horticulture Program Team, Beaufort County Cooperative Extension Office, Charleston County Cooperative Extension Office
Office: Charleston SC
M.S. Plant & Environmental Sciences
Clemson University 2013
Presbyterian College 2010
Zack is a Horticulture Extension Agent who focuses on commercial vegetable and small fruit production in the Lowcountry. His program involves providing technical assistance to growers with a strong emphasis on integrated pest management (IPM). Zack works closely with researchers at Clemsons Coastal Research and Education Center as well as the United States Department of Agriculture Vegetable Lab. Currently, he is working with growers on a predictive forecasting model for the management of strawberry diseases, broccoli varieties suitable for SC, and grafted vegetables for commercial use.
Zack hosts annual events such as the Pre-plant Growers Meeting, CREC Field Days, and the Lowcountry Strawberry Growers Meeting. He also has responsibilities pertaining to Private Pesticide Applicator Trainings and pesticide safety in the Lowcountry.
Additional programs that Zack is involved in are the Small Sustainable Farms and Backyards Course, the Schoolyard Gardens for SC Educators Program and the Sprayer Calibration and Pesticide Safety Workshop Series.
Managing Fusarium Wilt in Watermelon Production