Dr. Phillip Williams began as an Assistant Professor in 2019 and leads a research and extension vegetable horticulture program in the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC) in Immokalee.
Dr. Williams group focuses on the development of vegetable production practices to improve productivity, and product quality. His program focuses on the major crops of Southwest Florida which are tomato, bell pepper, and cucurbits, as well as new specialty crops. The research and extension program emphasize soil fertility, cover crops, water management, crop variety testing, and integration of technology with crop production practices.
The overall goal of this extension program is to support the vegetable industry in Florida by working with county extension agents for educational programs and disseminating relevant research results via reports and electric media (EDIS reports, popular articles, videos, and slides).
Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC)
2685 SR 29 North Immokalee, FL 34142
(239) 658 - 3410
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