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Mary Concklin, Associate Cooperative Extension Educator in Residence

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Mary Concklin is the Fruit Crops Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinator in the Plant Science Department at the University of Connecticut., Mary is responsible for the development and implementation of the Fruit IPM program in Connecticut. The goal is to provide fruit growers with the scientific tools and knowledge to manage pests using the least amount of pesticides on the crops that they grow, while still achieving high yields and quality.

The Fruit IPM program includes in-field grower training, presentations at grower meetings, field demonstration projects, and preparation of technical bulletins and other Extension publications.  Mary also conducts applied research, particularly related to plant health and its relationship to pest management as well as alternative (non-chemical) methods of pest management.

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND EDUCATION

POSITIONS

2012 - present
Associate Extension Educator, Fruit Crops IPM - University of Connecticut

2010 - Present  
Owner and President, Raspberry Knoll Farm LLC, North Windham, CT

2010 - 2012
Research Specialist, University of Connecticut

1999 - 2009
Extension Educator, Horticulture, Penn State University

1982 - 1988
Extension Fruit Specialist, Cornel University


1980 - 1982
Graduate Research Assistant, West Virginia University



EDUCATION

MS - The College of St. Rose, Education & Counseling, 1996
MS - West Virginia University, Horticulture, 1982
BS - University of Massachusetts, Plant Science, 1980
AS - Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts, Pomology & Olericulture, 1975



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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

   PUBLICATIONS

Concklin, M. (2010). IPM Landscape Management: Abiotic Disorders. Penn State University Pesticide Education.

Concklin, M. (2010). IPM Landscape Management: Plant diseases. Penn State University Pesticide Education.

Concklin, M. (2010). IPM Landscape Management: Insects and Mites. Penn State Universtiy Pesticide Education.

Concklin, M. (2010). IPM Landscape Management: Weeds. Penn State University Pesticide Education.

Concklin, M; K. Kelley, (2006). Propagating Houseplants. Penn State College of Ag Sciences factsheet.

Concklin, M; K. Kelley, (2006). Preventing, Diagnosing and Correcting Common Houseplant Problems. Penn State College of Ag Sciences factsheet.

Concklin, M. (2005). Orchard Frost Protection Methods. Proceedings of the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Conference.

Kelly, K; M. Concklin, (2004). Caring for Holiday Plants. Penn State College of Ag Sciences factsheet.

Kelly, K; M. Concklin (2004). Caring for Houseplants. Penn State College of Ag Sciences factsheet.

Kelly, K; M. Concklin (2004). Repotting Houseplants. Penn State College of Ag Sciences factsheet.

Concklin, Mary E.C., (1988). Frost Protection in the Orchard. NY: Cornell Cooperative Extension- Columbia County.

Blizzard, S; M. Curtis, (1983). Wind Machines: Making Them Work For You.  American Fruit Grower, 2, 10.

Blizzard, S; M. Curtis, (1982). Methods of Frost Protection. Proceedings of the NY State Horticultural Society,127, 90- 91.

Curtis, M.E., (1982). Frost Protection of Deciduous Tree Fruit With Wind Ma¬chines. Masters Thesis. West Virginia University.

Blizzard, S; C. Cottrill; M. Curtis, (1981). Frost Control in Dwarf Plantings.  Compact Fruit Tree, 14, 140-141

Curtis, M; S. Blizzard, (1982). Wind Machines   Efficiency in Usage. West Virginia Grower   WV Horticulture Society.

Curtis, M; S. Blizzard; C. Cottrill; K. Elliott; J. Holtz, (1981). Efficient Use of Wind Machines. 57th Cumberland Shenandoah Fruit Workers Conference.

Curtis, M. (1979). Fruit Industry of Argentina. Compact Fruit Tree, 12, 105-107.

Curtis, M. (1979). Fruit Tree Study Tour of South America.   Compact Fruit Tree, 12, 110-112.



NEWSLETTERS

Boucher, J. and M. Concklin (eds.). Crop Talk newsletter for commercial vegetable and fruit crops.

Concklin, M (ed). Bloom 'N News horticulture newsletter. Penn State University. 1999-2011.

Concklin, M (ed). Small Fruit and Vegetable Gazette. Penn State University. 1999 - 2009.

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  Mary Concklin
Associate Cooperative Extension Educator in Residence
University of Connecticut


1390 Storrs Rd., Unit 4163
Department of Plant Science
Storrs, Connecticut 0626
9

Telephone: (860) 486-6449
fax: (860) 486-0534
email: mary.concklin@uconn.edu
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