Ted DeJong

Understanding peach fruit development and growth

Prof. Ted DeJong is an emeritus professor who worked as a fruit tree crop physiologist in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis, from 1981 to 2016. He had a split appointment in teaching, fundamental and application-oriented research and extension. His research program mainly focused on understanding tree physiology and orchard management factors that control the carbon balance/budgets and productivity of fruit and nut trees. He has co-authored ~300 scientific papers, taught fundamental pomology courses and mentored numerous graduate students, post-docs and visiting international scientists. He received the title of Distinguished Professor at UC Davis in recognition of his academic achievements and service. Dr. DeJong is a Fellow of ASHS and ISHS and is Chair of the ISHS Temperate Tree Crops Division of ISHS.