Dr. Sanjun Gu

Dr. Sangun GuTitle: Extension Specialist, Horticulture
Department: The Cooperative Extension Program
Email: sgu@ncat.edu
Phone: 336-285-4954

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Horticulture and Forestry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Master of Science, Horticulture, China Agricultural University
  • Bachelor of Science, Horticulture, Shandong Agricultural University 

Biography

Dr. Gu comes to N.C. A&T State University from Missouri where he served as the state horticulture specialist and as an assistant professor. His areas of expertise and interest include general horticulture, organic and conventional vegetable production, vegetable grafting, small fruit production, season extension with high tunnels, plant tissue culture and plant breeding. He supervises graduate student work at A&T and will be teaching courses in the Urban and Community Agriculture Program. 

Gu’s research goal is to increase on-farm efficiency and profitability while maintaining environmental sustainability for the target audience- small, limited-resource farmers in North Carolina. With his audience in mind, Gu’s current focus is on vegetable grafting and season extension techniques -- both organic and conventional -- for vegetable and small fruit production. He also conducts applied research on cultivar evaluations such as for heirloom tomato, bell pepper and salad greens.  

Gu is a member of the American Society for Horticultural Sciences and the International Society for Horticultural Sciences, and he serves as the professional development coordinator for N.C. A&T Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE).