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Michael Bartolo, PhD.


Senior Research Scientist Arkansas Valley Research Center

Contact Info

Phone: (719) 254-6312   Office: 27901 Road 21, Rocky Ford, CO 81067

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Fields of Expertise

1.) Agriculture
2.) Irrigation and Drainage

Areas of Interest

 Commercial vegetable crop productionInsect, disease, weed management


Dr. Bartolo received a B.S. and M.S. from CSU in 1984 and 1986 respectively and a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He has been with the Arkansas Valley Research Center, an Agricultural Experiment Station, since 1991 where his primary responsibilities are research and extension/outreach activities to support commercial vegetable crop production in the Arkansas Valley and other parts of the state. The major crops emphasized are onions, melons, and peppers. Projects have been centered on different aspects of crop production including plasticulture (drip irrigation and mulches), fertility and pest management. Additional responsibilities include the overall management of the Arkansas Valley Research Center located near Rocky Ford, Colorado.