Carl Motsenbocker

Title Professor
Department School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences
E-mail CMotsenbocker@agcenter.lsu.edu
Address 1 104 Sturgis Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone 225-578-1036
Fax 225-578-1403

Ph.D., Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, 1990
M.S., Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, 1987
B.S., General Plant Science, Cornell University, 1980

Horticulture 2001 - Organic Gardening (2 credits)
Horticulture 3012 - Culture and Management of Fruit, Nut, and Vegetable Crops (3 credits)(co-taught).
Horticulture 3012 - Culture and Management of Fruit, Nut, and Vegetable Crops (3 Horticulture 4083 - Principles and Practices in Olericulture (4 credits).
Tropical Vegetable Crops - multimedia courseware (new)

  • Effect of microclimate modification and cultural practices on vegetable crops growth and development.
  • Vegetable crops physiology.
  • Sustainable vegetable crops production practices.

Other Interests:
Tropical horticulture and international agriculture

Motsenbocker, C.E. 1996. In-row plant spacing affects growth and yield of pepperoncini pepper. HortScience 31:198-200.

Motsenbocker, C.E. and D.H. Picha. 1996. Quality parameters of triploid watermelons. Journal of Vegetable Production 2:3-14.

Motsenbocker, C.E. 1996. Detachment force and fruit characteristics of tabasco pepper at different stages of development. HortScience 31:1231-1233.

Motsenbocker, C.E., B. Buckley, W.A. Mulkey, and J.E. Boudreaux. 1997. In-row spacing affects machine-harvested jalapeno pepper. HortTechnology 7:149-152.

Gersch, K.P., C.E. Motsenbocker, and G.A. Lang. 1998. Anatomical description of the fruit- receptacle detachment area in cayenne pepper. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 123:550-555.

LaBonte, D.R., H.F. Harrison, and C.E. Motsenbocker. 1999. Crop interference by and tolerance to weeds in sweetpotato clones. HortScience 34:229-232.

Motsenbocker, C.E. and R.A. Arancibia. 2000. Tabasco pepper flower abscission at the pedicel-stem zone. Acta Hort.514(4):213-218.

Keinath, A.P. ...... C.E.Motsenbocker.....et al., 2000. Evaluation of biological and chemical seed treatments to improve stand of snap bean across the southern United States. Crop Protection 19 (7):501-509.

Mao, C. and C.E. Motsenbocker. 2001. Effect of ethephon on tabasco pepper fruit ripening and abscission at the fruit-receptacle junction. Accepted to Scientia Horticulturae.

Farm to School/Institution, 2017 – 2020, $ 900,000 (sole researcher). Louisiana Department of Education (USDA CNP)

Farm to School/Institution 2018 Addendum, 2018 – 2019, $ 156,000, with P. Blanchard, J. Myhand, K. Fontentot, and E. Bush (pending final agreement), Louisiana Department of Education (USDA CNP)

Student Travel to SSAWG Conference, 2018, $ 5,100. LSU Student Government Sustainability Fund

Farm to School/Institution: Expanding Specialty Crop MarketingOpportunities through Farm to School/Institution, 2016-2019, $ 91,308, with J. Westra. USDA Specialty Crops Bock Grant (LDAF)

Student Travel to SSAWG Conference, 2017, $ 3,189. LSU Student Government Sustainability Fund

Hill Farm Teaching Facility Farm Equipment, 2016-2017, $ 12,051. LSU Student Government Sustainability Fund

Louisiana Harvest of the Month State-wide Program for Fruits and Vegetables, 2014-2016, $ 76,670, with A. Savage. USDA Specialty Crops Bock Grant (LDAF)

Supporting/Strengthening Louisiana Farm to School (conference and regional meetings), 2014-2015, $24,993, Co-PI with A. Guarino. USDA Community Food Programs

Louisiana Sustainable Agriculture Professional Model State Program, 2015–present, $ 44,000 per year, with Ms. Mila Berhane, (Southern University). USDA SARE PDP

Improving Fall Organic Vegetable Crops and Soils with Summer Cover Crops, 2010 – 2013, $289,977,with W. Evans (Mississippi State Univ.), University),C.R. Reddy (Alcorn State University), and R. Mentreddy (Alabama A and M University) Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (USDA)

Louisiana Sustainable Agriculture Professional Model State Program, 2010 – 2013, $ 30,000 per year, with Dr. Chris Robichaux (Southern University). USDA Southern SARE PDP

Supporting/Strengthening Louisiana Farmers’ Markets through
Education and Networking, 2011-2013, $ 21,920, with various LSU colleagues and state collaborators. USDA AMS Farmers Market Conference Grant

SARE PDP Enhancement Grant, 2009 – 2010, $ 10,000, with O. Bandele (Southern University). USDA CSREES

Summer Experience Summer Program, 2009, $ 10,000, with Imam Sabree, Advocates for Change (Islamic Complex of Baton Rouge). Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Scholarships for Limited-resource and Minority Farmers to Attend the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Annual Conference, 2009, $ 7,600, with O. Bandele, Southern University. Southern SARE

Kasetsart University Summer Intern Program, 2009, $ 12,000. LSU AgCenter Chancellor's Office

Summer Experience Summer Program, 2008, $ 17,000, with Imam Sabree, Advocates for Change. Baton Rouge Area Foundation

LSU Interns for Summer Experience Summer Program, 2008, $ 6.000. LSU AgCenter Chancellor's Office

Scholarships for Limited-resource and Minority Farmers to Attend the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Annual Conference, 2008, $ 6,000, with O. Bandele, Southern University. Southern SARE

Summer Experience Summer Program, 2007, $ 10,000, with Imam Sabree, Advocates for Change, Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Louisiana Sustainable Agriculture Professional Development Program – Model State Program, 2007 – 2009, $ 30,000 per year, with Dr. O. Bandele (Southern University). Southern SARE (USDA)

The Louisiana Collaboration Strengthening the National Good Agricultural Practices Program Through Expanded Collaboration, 2003-2004, $15,000, with Dr. A. Trappey. Cornell University (USDA CSREES)

Establishing Sustainable Production and Information Exchange Systems for Limited-resource Vegetable Farmers in Louisiana, 2000 – 2003, $176,000, with A. Smiley (Baton Rouge Economic and Agricultural Development Alliance) and Dr. O. Bandele (Southern University). Southern Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education (USDA)

Computer facility enhancement in the Department of Horticulture, 1999-2000, $52,669, with Drs. J. Kuehny and P. Wilson. LSU Technology Fee

Habanero Pepper Research; 1997, $ 3,700 (sole researcher). McIlhenny Company, Avery Island, LA

Tropical Horticulture Curricula and Faculty Development, 1997 - 2000, $ 78,314, project coordinator with Drs. J. Kuehny and D. Picha. USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant

Analysis of Capsicum Fruit Abscission, 1996 - 1998, $ 80,063,
principal investigator with Drs. M. Sundberg, D. Shih, and D. LaBonte. Louisiana Board of Regents

Pepper Fruit Detachment Research; 1994, $ 2,800 (sole researcher). McIlhenny Company, Avery Island, LA

Tabasco Poultry Litter Project; 1996 - 1998, $ 2,600 per year for 3 years. (sole researcher). Tri-State Mineral Consult., St. Louis, Missouri

Multidisciplinary Ph.D. Programs in Agriculture; 1994, $ 32,000, with other College of Agriculture and LSU Agricultural Center faculty. Louisiana Board of Regents

Pepper Herbicide Studies; 1993, $1,000 (sole researcher). S.D.S. Biotech

Pepper Fruit Detachment and Cultural Practices Research; 1993 $1,800 (sole researcher). McIlhenny Company, Avery Island, LA

Development and Evaluation of Mechanical Harvest of Hot Pepper for Processing; 1992; $11,000 (with Drs. B. Buckley, J. Boudreaux, and W. Mulkey; LSU Ag. Center). Commercial Louisiana Pepper Processors

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