Category: Cal Poly Photo Essay

Mitigating Climate Change Through Alternative Soil Management

Dr. Charlotte Decock is a faculty member in the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department at CalPoly. Dr. Decock's research focuses on the nutrient requirements for different cultivars of strawberries and investigating cover crops as a management practice for soil health and improving yields in citrus orchards. The primary motivation for Dr. Decock's research is to play ...

Grapevine Pathology

A feature story about Dr. Shunping Ding and her work with grapevine diseases. Dr. Shunping Ding is an assistant professor in the wine and viticulture and horticulture and crop science departments at CalPoly. She has three main projects that she focuses her time on, including identifying and treating trunk disease, powdery mildew disease, and how fungicides ...

Meat Science and Food Safety

A feature story about Dr. Siroj Pokharel and his work to make our food supply safe. Dr. Siroj Pokharel is a faculty member in the Animal Science Department at CalPoly. Dr. Pokharel focuses his work in food borne pathogens in meat-related products. More specifically, Dr. Pokharel is currently conducting research on the migration of pathogens ...

Learn by Doing: Research

A feature story about Dr. Guy Bates and his work with senior Cal Poly students and their fabrication projects. Dr. Guy Bates is an assistant professor in BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department at CalPoly. Dr. Bates is an advocate for students learning through real-world and hands-on projects. He believes that students reach a different level ...

Strawberry Pathology with Dr. Hewavitharana

A feature story about Dr. Hewavitharana and her work with strawberries. Dr. Hewavitharana is an assistant professor in the Horticulture and Crop Science Department at Cal Poly. Dr. Hewavitharana studies the fumigation of soil that strawberries are grown in to determine if the fumigation of the soil allows for prosperous strawberry growth and meditation of ...

Exploring Climate Change through the Effects of Soils

A feature story about Dr. Seeta Sistla and her work studying soil and climate change. Dr. Seeta Sistla is an assistant professor in the Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Department at Cal Poly. Dr. Sistla's focus is to research soils, plants, and microbial communities to determine how these components are affecting environmental change. Dr. Sistla ...

Bringing Automation to the Agriculture Industry

A feature story about Dr. Mohammad Sadek and his work with agricultural automation. Dr. Mohammad Sadek is an assistant professor in the BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department at California Polytechnic University. Dr. Sadek's work focuses on automation where he aims to improve sensors that are used in the agriculture industry to provide functional data regarding ...