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Dr. Qi Zhou

Assistant Specialist
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
4082823109
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Small Farm Program

Biography

I graduated as a Ph.D in Plant Science in 2019 from Clemson University. My Ph.D research focused on Plant Physiology, Plant Abiotic Stress and Fruit Production.

I joined UC ANR on September 2019 as a Small Farm Specialist. I am now working with small farmers in Santa Clara County on specialty crop production, most are Asian leafy vegetables.  

Education

Ph.D. Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University. 2019
M.S. Horticulture and Forestry Sciences, Huazhong Agricultural University. 2013
B.S. Horticulture, Hunan Agricultural University. 2010

Awards

  • 2nd place, Oral Presentation Competition
    Presented by American Society for Horticultural Science,  2018
  • 2nd place, Scholar's Ignite three Minute Thesis Competition
    Presented by American Society for Horticultural Science,  2018
  • 1st Place Poster Competition
    Presented by American Society for Horticultural Science,  2016
  • 3rd place Scholar's Ignite three Minute Thesis Competition
    Presented by American Society for Horticultural Science,  2016
  • 3rd Place, Warren S. Barham Ph.D Graduate Student Paper Award
    Presented by American Society for Horticultural Science,  2016

Specialty

Plant Production, Plant Physiology

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Zhou, Q. and J. C. Melgar. 2020. Tree age influences nutrient partitioning among annually removed aboveground organs of peach. HortScience. 14731.

  • Zhou, Q. and J. C. Melgar. 2019. Ripening season affects tissue mineral concentration and nutrient allocation in peach trees. Plant Nutri. Soil Sci. 182, 203-209.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Zhou, Q. and A. Gazula. 2020. Food safety outreach to socially disadvantaged farmers in Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz Counties. 2020 Western Regional Center to Enhance Food Safety 4th Annual Meeting

  • Zhou, Q. and A. Gazula. 2020. Hands-on food safety outreach and education to socially disadvantaged farmers in Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz Counties. 2020 FSOP Conference

  • Gazula A. and Q. Zhou. 2020. Insecticides labelled for use in Asian vegetables grown in greenhouse. UCCE Santa Clara Publication 105, December 2019.

  • Zhou, Q. and A. Gazula. 2020. List of laboratories in California for food safety water testing. UCCE Santa Clara Publication 108, March 2020.

  • Zhou, Q. and J. C. Melgar, 2019. Do you know how good your peach fertilization program is? Growing Produce.

  • Zhou, Q. and J. C. Melgar, 2019. How good your fertilization program is? America Fruit Grower. 139(3), 24-26.

  • Gazula A. and Q. Zhou. 2019. Soil Nitrite-Nitrogen quick test. UCCE Santa Clara Publication 100, August 2019.

  • Gazula A. and Q. Zhou. 2019. Soil sample collection guidelines. UCCE Santa Clara Publication 101, August 2019.

  • Zhou, Q. and J. C. Melgar, 2019. Where do nutrients go when you fertilize your tree? Exploring how ripening season affect peach tree nutrient requirements. Good Fruit Grower. 123(3), 14-19.

  • Zhou, Q. and J.C. Melgar. 2018. Effect of Ripening Seasons on Nutrient Requirements of Peach Trees. HortScience. 

  • Zhou, Q. and J. C. Melgar. 2018. Evaluating the effect of ripening seasons on peach tree nutrient requirements. The Peach News. 4(4), 3-7.

  • Zhou, Q. and J.C. Melgar. 2018. Where do nutrients go when peach trees are fertilized? HortScience

  • Zhou, Q. and J.C. Melgar. 2017. Different harvest time affects peach tree nutritional needs. 17th Annual Graduate Research Symposium. 17:28. (Abstr.)

  • Zhou, Q. and J.C. Melgar. 2016. Determination of nutrient requirements of peach trees from different ripening seasons. HortScience 51(9):S337-S338. (Abstr.)

  • Zhou, Q. and J.C. Melgar. 2016. Determination of nutrients removed by harvesting, pruning, thinning and leaf fall in peach trees. HortScience 51(9):S3. (Abstr.)

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