Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center

Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center

To develop new technologies for producing quality vegetable products in an efficient, economic, and environmentally sound system with a focus on achieving health and nutrition benefits.

The Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center supports and strengthens the produce industry through research and education. Today, research for this vital industry is at a turning point. Interdisciplinary scientists conduct system-wide research including plant breeding, sustainable production practices, postharvest produce handling, and bioactive active derived assays. Research offers opportunities to develop unique produce with improved nutrition and health benefits. The industry’s ability to increase sales and compete in a global market will be enhanced as a result of this new research.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Contact: Bhimu Patil
Phone: 979.862.4521