Horticulture: Patrick O'Malley

Patrick O'Malley

Counties Served
  • Howard
  • Winneshiek
  • Allamakee
  • Chickasaw
  • Bremer
  • Fayette
  • Clayton
  • Black Hawk
  • Buchanan
  • Delaware
  • Dubuque
  • Benton
  • Linn
  • Jones
  • Jackson
  • Iowa
  • Johnson
  • Cedar
  • Clinton
  • Scott
  • Keokuk
  • Washington
  • Louisa
  • Muscatine
  • Jefferson
  • Henry
  • Des Moines
  • Van Buren
  • Lee
Areas of Expertise

Primary areas of expertise: commercial fruits and vegetables. Secondary areas of expertise: ornamental horticulture including greenhouse and nursery crops, and turfgrass

Frequent Clients

CEEDs, OAs, Master Gardener volunteers, and commercial horticulture clients including full-time and part-time, established and prospective owners, managers, and employees of horticulture businesses including vegetable farms, tree farms, orchards, nurseries, greenhouses, garden centers, golf courses, lawn care companies, public grounds, and sports turf.

Joined ISU Extension

August, 1994

Extension Positions/Other Experience
  • Field Specialist/Commercial Horticulture, Iowa State University Extension, 1994 to present
  • Instructor & Coordinator of Horticulture, Iowa Lakes Community College, Emmetsburg, Iowa, 1993-1994
  • Research Assistant University of Hawaii Horticulture Department, 1985-1992
  • Assistant Horticulturist, Cedar Rapids, IA, 1981-1984
Education
  • Ph.D., Horticulture, University of Hawaii, 1992
  • M.S., Horticulture, University of Hawaii, 1988
  • B.S., Horticulture, Iowa State University, 1981
Awards/Honors/Publications
  • ARCS (Achievement Reward for College Scientists) 1989, 1991
  • Honorary Organizations:
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Gamma Sigma Delta
    • Alpha Zeta
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