Plant and Environmental Sciences
New Mexico State University
Education: • Ph.D. in Horticulture/Pomology. Cornell University. Ithaca, NY (2005). • M.S. in Horticulture/Pomology. Beijing Agricultural University. Beijing, China (1988). • B.S. in Horticulture/Pomology. Beijing Agricultural University. Beijing, China (1985). Employment History: • Associate Professor of Horticulture/Fruit Specialist: 7/2016- present. Department of Plant and Environment Science, Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alclade, New Mexico State University. • Assistant Professor of Horticulture/Fruit Specialist: 1/2010- 6/2016. Department of Plant and Environment Science, Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alclade, New Mexico State University. • Research Fellow of Horticulture: 8/2006- 1/2010: Department of Horticulture, North Central Research and Outreach Center, University of Minnesota. • Research Supporting Specialist: 8/2005-6/2006. Department of Agronomy and Soil Science, Cornell University. • Graduate Research Assistant: 6/2001-7/2005. Department of Horticulture, Cornell University. • Research Scientist: 7/1988- 5/2001. Shandong Institute of Pomology. Tai’an, Shandong, China. Professional Association: American Society for Horticultural Science International Society for Horticultural Science American Pomological Society
Tree fruit/small fruit, conventional/organic production, orchard floor and soil fertility management
Grasswitz, T. and Yao, S. 2016. Efficacy of pheromonal control of the peachtree borer (Synanthedon exitiosa (Say)) in small-scale orchards. Journal of Applied Entomology, 140: 669-676.
Yao, S. 2016. Jujube, an alternative fruit crop for the Southwestern United States. HortScience 51:1329-1332.
Anderson, N. O., Ascher, P., fritz, V., Rohwer, C. D., Poppe, S., Yao, S., Johnson, P., Klossner, L., Eash, N., Liedl, B.E., and Reith-Rozelle, J. 2017. Chrysanthemum x hybridum MN 98-89-7 shrub garden chrysanthemum. HortScience, 52: 306-309.
Huang, J., R. Heyduck, R. Richins, D. VanLeeuwen, M. OConnell, and S. Yao. 2017. Jujube cultivar vitamin C profile and nutrient dynamics during maturation. HortScience (accepted).