Mary Concklin
Visiting Associate Extension Educator - Fruit Production & IPM
 
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4067
Storrs, CT 06269-4067
 
Office Phone: 860.486.6449
Facsimile: 860.486.0534
Email: mary.concklin@uconn.edu
www.ipm.uconn.edu
 

Bio Summary

Mary Concklin is the Fruit Crops Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinator in the Plant Science Department at the University of Connecticut., Mary is responsible for the development and implementation of the Fruit IPM program in Connecticut. The goal is to provide fruit growers with the scientific tools and knowledge to manage pests using the least amount of pesticides on the crops that they grow, while still achieving high yields and quality. 

The Fruit IPM program includes in-field grower training, presentations at grower meetings, field demonstration projects, and preparation of technical bulletins and other Extension publications.  Mary also conducts applied research, particularly related to plant health and its relationship to pest management as well as alternative (non-chemical) methods of pest management.

Education

MS - The College of St. Rose, Education & Counseling
MS - West Virginia University, Horticulture
BS - University of Massachusetts, Plant Science
AS - Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts, Pomology & Olericulture

Professional Positions

2012 - present 
Visiting Associate Extension Educator- Fruit Production & IPM- University of Connecticut

2010 - Present  
Owner and President, Raspberry Knoll Farm LLC, North Windham, CT

2010 - 2012
Research Specialist, University of Connecticut

1999 - 2009 
Extension Educator, Horticulture, Penn State University

1982 - 1988 
Extension Fruit Specialist, Cornell University

Research

Concklin, M. 2013-2015. Investigating Forage Radish and Compost as Means of Alleviating Soil Compaction in Established Bramble and Blueberry Fields.

Concklin, M. 2013. SWD Trap Out Trials in Blackberries.

Concklin, M. 2013. BMSB Lure Trials.

Concklin, M. 2014-2015. Trap Cropping for Spotted Wing Drosophilia.

Publications

Concklin, M. 2013. SWD Trap Out Trials in Blackberries. 2013 NEVFC Proceedings; pg. 89.

Concklin, M. 2013. Developing a Peach IPM Program. 2013 NEVFC Proceedings; pgs 58-60.

Concklin, M. 2013. Frost Protection in Strawberries. 2013 NEVFC Proceedings; pgs 268-269.

Moran, R, G. Koehler, C. Smith, G. Hamilton, W. MacHardy, L. Berkett, H. Faubert, M. Concklin, A. Tuttle, J. Clements, and D. Cooley. 2013. Survey of New England Apples Growers On Using Sanitation and Delaying Early-Season Fungicide Applications. Fruit Notes, Vol. 78, Fall 2013, pgs, 9-11.

Concklin, M. 2012. Strawberries: To Renovate or Not to Renovate, Who Cares? Horticultural News, Vol. 92, No. 4, p 7-9.

Concklin, M. (2010). IPM Landscape Management: Abiotic Disorders. Penn State University Pesticide Education.

Concklin, M. (2010). IPM Landscape Management: Plant diseases. Penn State University Pesticide Education.

Concklin, M. (2010). IPM Landscape Management: Insects and Mites. Penn State University Pesticide Education.

Concklin, M. (2010). IPM Landscape Management: Weeds. Penn State University Pesticide Education.

Concklin, M; K. Kelley, (2006). Propagating Houseplants. Penn State College of Ag Sciences factsheet.

Concklin, M; K. Kelley, (2006). Preventing, Diagnosing and Correcting Common Houseplant Problems. Penn State College of Ag Sciences factsheet.

Concklin, M. (2005). Orchard Frost Protection Methods. Proceedings of the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Conference.

Newsletters

Concklin, M.- Fruit Updates for Commercial Fruit Crops

Boucher, J. and M. Concklin (eds.). Crop Talk newsletter for commercial vegetable and fruit crops.