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Joe Kemble

Extension Specialist Professor

Horticulture

(334) 844-3050 

  kembljm@auburn.edu 

  

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Address:
170 B Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849

Biography

EDUCATION

  • December 1993PhD, Horticulture/Plant Genetics, North Carolina State University
  • July 1990MS, Horticulture/Plant Genetics, North Carolina State University
  • May 1988B.Sc., Ornamental Horticulture/Plant Science, University of Delaware

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • November 1993 – present Extension Vegetable Specialist & Professor Auburn University, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, AL. Appointment is 75% Extension and 25% Research in production and physiology of vegetable crops.
  • July 1990 – October 1993 Graduate Research Assistant North Carolina State University, Department of Horticultural Science, Raleigh.
  • July 1988 – June 1990 Graduate Research Assistant North Carolina State University, Department of Horticultural Science, Raleigh.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2019 – Outstanding Educational Materials Award from American Society for Horticultural Sciences for “2019 Commercial Vegetable Crops Handbook for the Southeastern US
  • 2017 – Roy Langlois, 3rd Place, Norman F. Childers M.S. Graduate Student Paper Award, 2017 Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Science

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • 2017-present Epsilon Sigma Phi Extension Professionals
  • 2013‐present Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN)
  • 2006‐present Alabama Association of County Agricultural Agents and Specialists
    Member of Teaching and Education Technologies Committee
  • 1988‐present American Society for Horticultural Science
    Member of Membership Committee (2016-2020)
  • 2013‐present Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN)
    Appointed to ASHS Financial Committee and ASHS Board (2018-2024)
  • 1988‐ present Southern Region, American Society for Horticultural Science
    Chair, Extension Communications Award Committee (2018)
  • 1988‐present Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists
  • 1993‐present Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
  • 1991‐present Gamma Sigma Delta
  • 1989‐present Pi Alpha Xi, Iota Chapter
  • 1985‐present Alpha Zeta

Research

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

  • Cultivar Evaluation for Performance and Adaptability of Vegetable Crops in Alabama
  • Development of Best Management Practices (BMP’s) for Commercial Vegetable Producers
  • Evaluation of Specialty Crops such as Industrial Hemp and Hops for Production Potential in Alabama

Courses

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Publications

RECENT OR SELECT PUBLICATIONS

  • Newberry, E. A., Bhandari, R. , Minsavage, G.V., Timilsina, S. , Jibrin, M., Kemble, J., Sikora, E., Jones, J.B. , and Potnis, N. Recently emerged and diverse lineages of Xanthomonas perforans have independently evolved through plasmid acquisition and homologous recombination originating from multiple Xanthomonas species. bioRxiv DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/681619.
  • Holmes, S.C., D.E. Wells, J.M. Pickens, and J.M. Kemble. Selection of heat tolerant lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) cultivars grown in deep water culture and their marketability. Horticulturae 2019, 5, 50; DOI: 10.3390/horticulturae5030050.
  • Vinson III, E.L., E.D. Coneva, J.M. Kemble, F.M. Woods, J. Sibley, P.M. Perkins-Veazie, E.G. Fonsah, and J.R. Kessler. 2018. Predication of flower emergence and evaluation of cropping potential in selected banana cultivars (Musa sp.) cultivated in subtropical conditions of coastal Alabama. HortScience 53(11):1634-1639.
  • Kemble, J.M. (Senior Ed.), I.M. Meadows, K.M. Jennings, and J.F. Walgenbach (Eds.). 2018. 2019 Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern US. MeisterMedia Worldwide, Willoughby, Ohio.
  • Kemble, J.M. (Senior Ed.), I.M. Meadows, K.M. Jennings, and J.F. Walgenbach (Eds.). 2018. 2018 Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern US. Farm Journal Media. Rosemont, IL.
  • Vinson III, E.L., E.D. Coneva, J.M. Kemble, F.M. Woods, J. Sibley, P.M. Perkins-Veazie, and E.G. Fonsah. 2017. Phenological parameter responses gauge banana fruit production potential in the coastal region of Alabama, USA. Acta Hortic. 1178, 61-66 DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1178.11
  • Kemble, J.M. (Senior Ed.), I.M. Meadows, K.M. Jennings, and J.F. Walgenbach (Eds.). 2016. 2017 Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern US. Farm Journal Media. Rosemont, IL.
  • Mulvaney, M.J., C.W. Woods, J.M. Kemble, K.S. Balkcom, and D.A. Shannon. 2016. No-till with high biomass cover crops and invasive legume mulches increased total carbon after three years of collar rotation. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21683565.2016.1236766.
  • Kemble, J.M. (Senior Ed.), I.M. Meadows, K.M. Jennings, and J.F. Walgenbach (Eds.). 2015. 2016 Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern US. Vance Publishing Corp., Lincolnshire IL.
  • Ogles, C.Z, J.M. Kemble, A.N. Wright, and E.A. Guertal. 2015. Evaluation of an Organic Nitrogen Source in a Yellow Squash-Collard Rotation. HortScience 50(1):51-58.
  • Vinson, E.L., E.D. Coneva, J.M. Kemble, F.M. Woods, E.G. Fonsah. P. M. Perkins-Veazie and J. Sibley. 2015. Investigations on phenological responses to determine banana fruit production potential in the coastal region of Alabama, USA. J. American Pomological Society 69(3): 167-167.
  • Vinson, E.L., E.D. Coneva, J.M. Kemble, F.M. Woods, E.G. Fonsah. P. M. Perkins-Veazie and J. Sibley. 2015. Investigations on phenological responses to determine banana fruit production potential in the coastal region of Alabama, USA. J. American Pomological Society 69(3): 167-167.
  • Kemble, J.M. (Senior Ed.), I.M. Meadows, K.M. Jennings, and J.F. Walgenbach (Eds.). 2014. 2015 Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern US. Vance Publishing Corp., Lincolnshire IL.
  • Kemble, J.M. (Senior Ed.), I.M. Meadows, K.M. Jennings, and J.F. Walgenbach (Eds.). 2013. 2014 Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern US. Vance Publishing Corp., Lincolnshire IL.
  • Kemble, J.M. (Senior Ed.), I.M. Meadows, K.M. Jennings, and J.F. Walgenbach (Eds.). 2012. 2013 Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern US. Vance Publishing Corp., Lincolnshire IL.
  • Kemble, J.M. (Senior Ed.), I.M. Meadows, K.M. Jennings, and J.F. Walgenbach (Eds.). 2011. 2012 Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern US. Vance Publishing Corp., Lincolnshire IL.
  • Vinson III, Edgar L., F.M. Woods, J.M. Kemble, P. Perkins-Veazie, A. Davis, and J. R. Kessler. 2010. Use of external indicators to predict maturity of mini-watermelon fruit. HortScience 45 (7) 1034-1037.

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

  • Statewide responsibilities for Commercial Vegetable Production in fields, high tunnels, and greenhouses
  • Development of Curriculum for Conventional and Organic Vegetable Growers
  • On-farm Demonstrations of Specialty Crops, Technologies, and Processes to Improve Commercial Vegetable Production
  • Senior Editor for “Commercial Vegetable Crops Handbook for the Southeastern US”