Horticultural Sciences Department

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Dr. Jeffrey G. Williamson

Office:2113 Fifield Hall
For more information, visit Dr. Williamson's website. 


Areas of Research

  • Small fruit horticulture
  • Improving efficiency of small fruit production practices

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Horticulture, Clemson University (1987)
  • M.S., Horticulture, Auburn University (1983)
  • B.S., Horticulture, Auburn University (1980)

Teaching Responsibilities

  • HOS 6934 - Professional Seminar Preparation
  • FRC 3274 - Tree and Small Fruit Production

Work and International Experiences

  • 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 – Best Paper in Krome Memorial Section, 2009
  • Florida State Horticultural Society – Presidential Gold Medal Award, 2010

Program Personnel

  • Eric Ostmark, Biological Scientist
  • Al Kovaleski, M.S. Student
  • Bruno Casamali, M.S. Student

Selected Publications

  • 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.

Extension (EDIS) publications