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Maria Balota

Professor and Extension Specialist
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Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Research Profile: 

Maria Balota is a Professor with two-way appointment in the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences (SPES) covering 50% research and 50% extension.  She resides at the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center (TAREC) in Suffolk, VA, where serves as the leader of the multi-state Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation (PVQE), which is the pipeline for Virginia-type peanut cultivar development for Virginia and the Carolinas. In this capacity, Balota has expertise in stress physiology of field crops and aerial high-throughput phenotyping for indirect crop selection.

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Department/Unit Website: 

https://www.arec.vaes.vt.edu/arec/tidewater/people/balota-bio.html

Social Media: 

https://www.facebook.com/BalotaPeanutResearch/