Dr. Kanissery joined the center as an Assistant Professor in October 2016 and leads the Weed Science research and extension program at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC) in Immokalee, FL. He previously worked as a senior chemist with EAG Laboratories, an environmental research and consulting organization in Easton, Maryland. Dr. Kanissery received his master’s degree in agricultural chemicals from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi. He earned his Ph.D. in natural resources and environmental sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Kanissery’s research and extension programs are focused on the weed control and herbicide use associated with citrus and vegetable production in Southwest Florida. The primary goal is to develop effective, economical and crop-safe weed management practices in citrus and vegetable production. Examples of his program areas include herbicide efficacy testing, herbicide residue analysis, and crop injury prevention. He also provides a statewide service for weed identification and diagnosis of herbicide phytotoxicity in conjunction with the Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic at SWFREC.
Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC)
2685 SR 29 North Immokalee, FL 34142
(239) 658 - 3455