Horticultural Sciences

Dr. Jeffrey G. Williamson

Professor

Mailing Address:
Fifield Hall
2550 Hull Road
PO Box 110690
Gainesville, Florida 32611

Office: 2113 Fifield Hall
Phone: (352) 273-4823
E-mail: jgrw@ufl.edu

  • Areas of Research
    • Small fruit horticulture
    • Improving efficiency of small fruit production practices
  • Teaching Responsibilities
    • HOS 6934 - Professional Seminar Preparation
    • FRC 3274 - Tree and Small Fruit Production
  • Educational Background
    • Ph.D., Horticulture, Clemson University (1987)
    • M.S., Horticulture, Auburn University (1983)
    • B.S., Horticulture, Auburn University (1980)
  • Work Experience
    • University of Florida, Professor, 08/98 to present
    • University of Florida, Associate Professor, 08/92 to 08/98 
    • University of Florida, Assistant Professor, 07/87 to 08/92
  • Honors and Awards
    • Florida State Horticultural Society – Presidential Gold Medal Award, 2010
    • Florida State Horticultural Society – Best Paper in Krome Memorial Section, 2009
  • Program Personnel
    • Eric Ostmark, Biological Scientist
    • Al Kovaleski, M.S. Student
    • Bruno Casamali, M.S. Student

Selected Publications

AuthorsYearTitle / DescriptionPublication
Buran, T.J., A.K. Saudhu, A.M. Azeredo, A.H. Bent, J.G. Williamson, and L. Gu  2012  Effect of exogenous abscisic acid on fruit quality, antioxidant capacities, and phytochemical contents of southern highbush blueberries. Food Chemistry. 132:1375-1381.
Darnell, R.L., N. Cruz-Huerta, and J.G. Williamson  2012  Night temperature and source sink effects on overall growth, cell number and cell size in bell pepper ovaries. Annals of Botany 110:987-994.
Kao, M.W.S., J.K. Brecht, J.G. Williamson, and D.J. Huber  2012  Ripening Development and Quality of Melting and Non-melting Flesh Peach Cultivars. Hortscience 47:879-885.
Yang, C., W.S. Lee, and J.G. Williamson  2012  Classification of blueberry fruit and leaves based on spectral signatures. Biosystems Engineering 113:351-362.
Cruz-Huerta, N., J. G. Williamson and R. L. Darnell  2011  Low Night Temperature Increases Ovary Size in Sweet Pepper Cultivars. HortScience. 46:396-401.
Williamson, J.G. and J.H. Crane 2010 Best management practices for temperate and tropical/subtropical fruit crops in Florida: Current practices and future challenges. HortTechnology. 20: 111-119.
Dourte, D.R., D.Z. Haman and J.G. Williamson 2010 Crop water requirements of mature southern highbush blueberries. International Journal of Fruit Science. 10(3): 235-248.