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Brian Krug
Extension Assistant Professor/Specialist, Greenhouse & Floriculture


Biography


Brian joined Cooperative Extension at the University of New Hampshire in 2008, and has a split appointment between Extension (75%) and the NH Agricultural Experiment Station (25%).  Prior to pursuing an academic career he gained extensive experience as a grower in the floriculture industry.  Brian's diverse background includes bedding plant and potted flower production in the Mid-West, propagation and liner production in Florida, and plug production in Holland.

Brian has been involved with agriculture since he was a small child, growing up on a corn, soybean, and hog farm in Northeast Iowa.


Educational Background

  • 2007 - Ph.D. Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University; Raleigh, North Carolina

  • 2004 - M.S. Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University; Raleigh, North Carolina

  • 2000 - B.S. Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University; Ames, Iowa


Select Publications

  • Krug, B.A., B.E. Whipker, I. McCall, and B. Cleveland. Geranium leaf tissue nutrient sufficiency ranges by chronological age. J. Plant Nutr. (in press).

  • Krug, B.A., B.E. Whipker, J.M. Frantz, and I. McCall. Characterization of calcium and boron deficiency and the effects of temporal disruption of calcium and boron supply on pansy (Viola √ówittrockiana), petunia (Petunia √óhybrida), and gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii) plugs. HortScience. 44(6):1556-1572.

  • Krug, B.A., B.E. Whipker, I. McCall. 2007. Caladium growth control with flurprimidol, paclobutrazol, and uniconazole. HortTechnology 17(3):368-370.

  • Krug, B.A., B.E. Whipker, I. McCall, and J.M. Dole. 2007. Tulip cultivar variations with flurprimidol. J. Appl. Hort. 9(1). [www.horticultureworld.net/content91.htm].

  • Krug, B.A., B.E. Whipker, I. McCall, and J.M. Dole. 2007. Tulip cultivar variations with flurprimidol. J. Appl. Hort. 9(1). [www.horticultureworld.net/content91.htm].

  • Krug, B.A., B.E. Whipker, and I. McCall. 2005. Hyacinth height control protocol development using flurprimidol preplant bulb soaks. HortTechnology 16:370-375.

  • Krug, B.A., B.E. Whipker, I. McCall, and J.M. Dole. 2006. Narcissus response to plant growth regulators. HortTechnology 16:129-132.

  • Krug, B.A., B.E. Whipker, I, McCall, and J.M. Dole. 2005. Comparison of flurprimidol to ethephon, paclobutrazol, and uniconazole for hyacinth height control. HortTechnology 15:872-874.

  • Whipker, B.E., B.A. Krug, and I. McCall. 2005. Pre-plant tuber soaks of 6-Benzyladenine ineffective for chemical de-eying of caladiums. Plant Growth Regulat. Soc. Qrtly. 33:16-20.

  • Krug, B.A., B.E. Whipker, and I. McCall, 2005. Flurprimidol is effective at controlling height of 'Star Gazer' oriental lily. HortTechnology 15:373-376.

  • Krug, B.A., B.E. Whipker, and I. McCall, 2005. Comparison of flurprimidol to ancymidol, paclobutrazol, and uniconazole for tulip height control. HortTechnology 15:370-373.


Contact Information

Spaulding Hall
38 Academic Way

Durham, NH 03824-2617 View Map

Phone: 603-862-0155
FAX: 603-862-2717
E-mail: brian.krug@unh.edu