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Philipp Simon

Philipp Simon

Expert on plant breeding and genetics

Professor, plant and agroecosystem sciences College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Work: 608-262-1248 Home page


  • Emphasis on vegetables: carrots, garlic, onion, cucumbers, melons, potatoes
  • Breeding for human nutrition and consumer acceptance (flavor, appearance, convenience, etc.)
  • Plant breeding and biotechnology in less-developed countries


  • Research leader, U.S. Department of Agriculture Vegetable Crops Research Unit
  • Plant breeding coordinating committee, vice chair, (U.S. National Association of Plant Breeders), 2007-09
  • Agricultural University of Krakow, Poland, Honorary Doctorate, 2003
  • Fellow, American Society for Horticultural Science, 2002
  • Senior Scientist of the Year, USDA, Agricultural Research Service Midwest, 2001