John Zandstra

Two U of G fruit and vegetable researchers spoke to the Toronto Star about what goes into the perfect strawberry. 

John Zandstra, professor in fruit and vegetable cropping systems at Ridgetown Campus, along with Dr. Adam Dale, professor emeritus in the Department of Plant Agriculture in the Ontario Agricultural College, explained how strawberries grow, as well as the differences between imported and locally grown berries. 

Zandstra researches new crop development and how to extend the season of Ontario fruit crops. Dale researches using genetics to develop new strawberry cultivars for the Ontario market.