Dr. Peter J. Stoffella
Dr. Peter J. Stoffella is a research professor emeritus or horticulture. He is an active member of many committees and organizations. Among his horticultural research interests, he established a research program on developing optimum compost utilization practices in commercial horticultural cropping systems.
Specifically, Dr. Stoffella has interests in composts of biological weed controls; composts as peat substitutes for media used in transplant production system; and composts as partial inorganic nutrient substitutes in field grown vegetable crop production systems. Recently, he developed a cooperative research program on utilization of compost in a vegetable cropping system as a mechanism of reducing nutrient leaching into ground water.
Dr. Stoffella retired in June 2016.
- Ph.D., Vegetable Crops, Cornell University, 1980
- M.S., Horticulture, Kansas State University, 1977
- B.S., Horticulture, Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture, 1976
Awards and Service
Membership in Professional Societies
- American Society of Agronomy
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- Florida State Horticultural Society
- Inter-American Society of Tropical Horticulture
- International Society for Horticultural Science
- Soil Science Society of America
Membership of Statewide and Community Boards
- St. Lucie River Issue Team
- Treasure Coast Research and Education Park Authority
- Treasure Coast Agricultural Research Foundation (Executive Director)
- Member of the Treasure Coast Education and Research Development Authority
- Member of the American Horticulture Society