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Jeremy S. Cowan

Jeremy S. Cowan, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor of Extension
Horticulture Regional Specialist

WSU Spokane County Extension
222 N. Havana St. #204
Spokane, WA 99202-4799
Phone 509.477.2145
Fax 509.477.2087

Pullman Campus Office:
103 Johnson Hall (no mail)
Pullman, WA 99164-6420


Curriculum Vitae April 2015 (pdf)

B.S., Horticulture, 2003, Brigham Young University
M.B.A., Marketing and New Venture Management, 2007, University of San Diego
Ph.D., Horticulture, 2013, Washington State University

HORT 320: Olericulture [3 credits]

Research Interests
High tunnels for season extension and production enhancement; biodegradable plastic mulch; intercropping; improving the viability of integrated small farm operations; permaculture

Selected Publications
Cowan, J., A. Saxton, H. Liu, K.K. Leonas, D.A. Inglis, and C.A. Miles. 201X. Visual assessments of biodegradable mulch deterioration are not indicative of changes in mechanical properties. HortScience (in revision 2 Oct. 2015).

Cowan, J., J. Goldberger, C. Miles, and D. Inglis. 2015. Creating tactile space during a university Extension field day event: The case of a sustainable agriculture innovation. Rural Sociology doi: 10.1111/ruso.12073.

M. Powell, B. Gundersen, J. Cowan, C.A. Miles, and D.A. Inglis. 2014. The effect of open-ended high tunnels in western Washington on late blight and physiological leaf roll for five tomato cultivars. Plant Disease 98(12):1639-1647. doi:10.1094/PDIS-12-13-1261-RE.

Cowan, J.S., C.A. Miles, P.K. Andrews, and D.A. Inglis, 2014. Biodegradable mulch performed comparable to polyethylene in high tunnel tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) production. J. Sci. Food Agric. 94(9):1854-1864. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.6504.

Cowan, J.S., D.A. Inglis, and C.A. Miles. 2013. Deterioration of three potentially biodegradable plastic mulches before and after soil incorporation in a broccoli field production system in northwestern Washington. HortTechnology 23(6):849-858.

Miles, C.A., R. Wallace, A. Wszelaki, J. Martin, J. Cowan, T. Walters, and D. Inglis. 2012. Deterioration of potentially biodegradable alternatives to black plastic mulch in three tomato production regions. HortScience 47(9):1270-1277.

Wallace, R. A. Wszelaki, C. Miles, J. Cowan, J. Martin, J. Roozen, B. Gunderson, and D. Inglis. 2012. Lettuce yield in high tunnels and open-field production systems under three diverse climates. HortTechnology 22(5):659-668.