John earned his doctorate in Soil Fertility and Soil Chemistry from the University of Georgia (USA) in 2005. He has worked in the agricultural industry with Koch Agronomic Services, developing products that enhance nutrient use efficiency, as well as developing biological products that enhance crop performance. Previously, he was a Crop Specialist for the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, with statewide responsibilities for research and extension programs in corn, cotton and grain sorghum. Prior to earning his doctorate, John worked for the Scotts Company as a Tech Rep in their Professional Turfgrass Division.
At PlantResponse™, John is focused on the strategic plan for developing greenhouse and field trial data for the company’s products and product candidates. This includes trials in major food and feed crops, such as corn, soybean, wheat, cotton, alfalfa and rice, as well as vegetable crops such as tomato, peppers, potato and onion.
Outside of his career, John enjoys spending time with his family, as well as hiking and sailing.