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Local researcher to be honored

By Staff | Sep 22, 2011

Michael Wisniewski

Michael Wisniewski has been awarded the Outstanding Researcher Award by the American Society of Horticultural Science and will receive the award at the ASHS Annual Meeting in Hawaii Sept. 25 through 28.

The ASHS award is a career award that recognizes scientists that have an outstanding record of research in one or more horticultural crops. Wisniewski has published over 130 peer-reviewed journal articles, 27 book chapters and edited two major books on the subjects of Plant Cold Hardiness and Biological Control of Postharvest Diseases of Fruit Crops.

He was previously elected as a fellow of ASHS in 1998, the highest honor that ASHS bestows on its members, and has received both USDA-ARS Early Career and Senior Scientist Awards, as well as the Federal Lab Consortium (FLC) and USDA-ARS Technology Transfer Awards. He has been awarded several patents based on his research. He has also been very active in fostering international research through the U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development (BARD) Fund and the International Society of Horticultural Science.

He has been employed locally for the past 29 years at the USDA-ARS, Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Kearneysville.