1976 - Norwich University - Biology, B.S.
1978 - University of Vermont - Plant Science, M.S.
1982 - Kansas State University - Horticulture, Ph.D.
Vegetable physiology relating to development of cultural practices for commercial vegetable production.
Dufault, R. and B. Ward. 2008. Dynamic relationships between field temperatures and Romaine lettuce yield and quality. Scientia Horticulturae (In review).
Dufault, R., Hester, A. and B. Ward. 2008. Influence of organic and synthetic fertility on nitrate runoff and leaching, soil fertility and sweet corn yield and quality. Communications Soil Science Plant Analysis 39:(3+4) In press
Hassell, R., T. Phillips, R. Dufault and J. Ballington. 2006. Fall transplanting date affects strawberry cultivar performance. International Journal Fruit Science 6(2):73-85.
Dufault, R., A. Korkmaz, B. Ward and R. Hassell. 2006. Planting date and cultivar affect melon quality and yield. HortScience 41(7):1-6.
Dufault, R., B. Ward and R. Hassell. 2006. Planting date and cultivar affect romaine lettuce yield and head quality. HortScience 41(3):640-645.
Professional society activity:
2003 - 2006 Board Member American Plasticulture Society
2001 - 2002 Chairman, Vegetable Crop Research Publication Award Committee, Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci.
2000 - 2001 Chairman, Herbs, Spices, Medicinal Plants Working Group, Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci.
1991 - 1992 Chairman, Seedling Establishment Working Group, Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci.
1988 - 1989 Chairman, Seedling Establishment Working Group, Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci.
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