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Javier Vargas
Former Student Assistant
Plant Sciences


José Javier Vargas worked as a student assistant for the UT Organic and Sustainable Crop Production lab in 2008. His contributions to our research involved evaluation of vegetable quality in the laboratory & maintenance of research projects at the UT Organic Crops Unit.

José Javier received his B.S. from the University of Puerto Rico in Agronomy and Soil Science. He participated in a wide array of plant-related research projects during his undergraduate studies, including examining native & exotic dominant forest structure, water quality analyses of wetlands in Puerto Rico, forage quality and nutrient management, ganoderma and pleurotus mushroom production, organic horticulture and postharvest physiology.

José Javier was a Research Associate for the Horticultural Weed Management Program under Dr. Greg Armel in the Department of Plant Sciences from 2008-2012. Currently, he is a Research Associate for the Turf and Ornamental Weed Science Program under Dr. Jim Brosnan.