Jeb Fields

Jeb Fields 2022 headshot.
Title Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist
Department Hammond Research Station
Address 1 21549 Old Covington Highway
Hammond, LA 70403
Phone 985-543-4125
Fax 985-543-4124

Ph.D. 2016. Horticulture, Virginia Tech

M.S. 2013. Horticultural Science (minor in Soil Science). North Carolina State University

B.S. 2008. Horticulture Science. University of Florida

  • Nursery production
  • Soilless substrate physics and hydrology
  • Ornamental plant water relations
  • Landscape horticulture
  • Nursery & landscape irrigation

My research and extension program is focused on ornamental plant production parameters and resource efficiency. Specifically, I am interested in soilless substrate hydrology and physics and whole plant-water relations. I am also interested in ornamental plant abiotic stress physiology, nursery & landscape irrigation practices, and development of more sustainable ornamental horticulture systems. My goal is to help propel the science of ornamental horticulture in an effort to create a more environmentally and economically sustainable ornamental horticulture industry in Louisiana and across the nation.

2018 - Present, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist (Commercial Ornamental Horticulture), Louisiana State University, LSU AgCenter, Hammond Research Station

2017 - Research faculty, Virginia Tech, Hampton Roads AREC

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture