Steve Olson

Extension Specialist, Vegetables

Professor of Horticultural Sciences




  • Ph.D., Clemson University, Plant Physiology, 1981
  • M.S., Clemson University, Horticulture, 1976
  • B.S., The Citadel, Biology, 1974


  • 35% Research
  • 65% Extension

Research & Extension Interest

The mission and goals of this position is to generate and disseminate needed knowledge in vegetable production to growers, other scientists and extension personal. This may include evaluation of cultivars to select ones best suited for production in north Florida, herbicide evaluation for controlling weeds in vegetable crops, methyl bromide alternative research, new crop evaluation and introduction to allow farmers to grow different crops and production of crops in all seasons, investigate fertilization practices as to amount, placement or timing of application for optimum yields on vegetables in north Florida, to develop cropping systems that will allow maximum use of existing irrigation systems and farm land and to provide leadership in vegetable market expansion.


Steve Olson

  • Steve Olson
    North Florida Research
     & Education Center
    155 Research Rd.
    Quincy, FL  32351-5677
  • Phone: (850) 875-7144
    Fax: (850) 875-7188