Chair: Dyno Keatinge
Dr Dyno Keatinge MBE brings 43 years of crop agronomy experience to the post, having previously held the position of Director General of AVRDC (the World Vegetable Center) and Chair of AIRCA (the Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture).
Growing horticultural produce well requires extensive and up-to-date scientific knowledge. Dr Keatinge will advise on the direction of existing and future CABI products in the field of horticulture, like CABI’s Horticultural Science internet resource, the Horticulture Compendium and new books.
Dr Keatinge said: “I’m delighted to be appointed to this new position. These new CABI products are tools by which agricultural knowledge can reach the people who need it in a timely manner, helping to address the chronic human problem of hidden hunger.”
Watch an interview with Dr Keatinge.
Editorial Board Members
Edward Durner Ph.D
Ed received a BS in Horticulture from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, his MS in Horticulture from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, and his PhD in Horticultural Science from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. He joined the Horticulture Department at Rutgers in 1986 and conducted tree fruit physiology research, including peach flower bud cold hardiness, rootstock–scion interactions in peach and apple and consumer acceptance of disease-resistant apple cultivars. From the late 1990s until 2005 his research focused on photoperiod and temperature conditioning of strawberry plug plants for out-of-season winter production.
During 2006-2016 Ed's research programme was placed on hiatus to serve as Director of the Student Sustainable Farm at Rutgers (formerly The Cook Student Organic Farm), a student-run 5-acre CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm with 50-175 shareholders that provided experiential learning of organic vegetable, herb and flower production for students at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Ed also teaches and has taught ‘Applied Plant Science Statistics’, ‘Applied Physiology of Hort Crops’, ‘Agroecology Practicum’, ‘Fruit Production’, ‘Seminar in Horticulture’ and ‘Perspectives on Agriculture & the Environment’.
His research programme was revitalized to investigate alternative sustainable fruit crops, specifically annually fruiting species, in particular, Goldenberries (Physalis peruviana) and ground cherries (Physalis pruinosa).
Ed is the author of the book ‘Principles of Horticultural Physiology’ published by CAB International, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK.
Dr Lynette Morgan Ph.D
Lynette holds a B.Hort.Tech(Hons) degree and a PhD in Horticultural Science (greenhouse crop production) from Massey University in New Zealand. Her PhD thesis focused on hydroponic tomato production in both NFT and media systems and improvement of fruit quality aspects. Now a partner in SUNTEC International Hydroponic Consultants, and with over 25 years' experience in the industry, Lynette is involved in many aspects of hydroponic and greenhouse production, including remote consultancy services for new and existing commercial greenhouse growers worldwide, as well as research trials and product development for manufacturers of horticultural products. Lynette is also the author of six hydroponic technical books designed to provide basic to advanced technical information for growers, regularly contributes to a number of industry publications, and has been a contributor to CABI Horticultural compendia since 2010.
Suzanne holds an MSc in Tropical Agriculture from Wye College, University of London and BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences from Plymouth University, with a majoring in crop protection and agricultural physiology. She has over 18 years’ experience working on international projects with a focus on integrated crop management and organic production, mainly on horticulture crops. Suzanne previously worked for AVRDC (the World Vegetable Center) in the Solomon Islands and Fiji, as a Project Coordinator working on projects relating to vegetable integrated crop management and value chain research and development. She has also worked in various countries in Africa, with commercial horticultural enterprises (citrus, flowers, vegetables) to improve capacity in the adoption of Integrated Crop Management and third party certification, working on a range of crops including avocado, Jatropha, coffee, sesame, fruit, flowers and vegetables.
Suzanne joined CABI in January 2013 as a Project Development Officer and is also involved in projects relating to Integrated Pest Management in tea.
Suzanne is the Agricultural Sciences & Digital Initiatives Librarian with the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries. She coordinates and manages digitization projects for the sciences, with an emphasis on preservation of the agricultural record. Through her work she actively supports global access to literature in the agricultural sciences. Suzanne worked in scientific publishing, managing the online peer-review process for one of Springer’s scientific journals. Suzanne provided on-the-ground research and training for commercial fruit and vegetables producers as a cooperative extension agent for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. She has worked on small farms in Central America and served as farm manager for the New Alchemy Institute, providing research and education in sustainable crop production.
Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Latin American Studies from Carleton College and a Masters of Science Degree in Vegetable Crop Science from Cornell University. Suzanne has a passion for providing science-based information to aid decisions in sustainable food systems.