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Cary A Mitchell

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • Professor of Horticulture
Horticulture Room 109A
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010

Area of Expertise: Plant Phys. & Controlled Env. Ag.


Awards & Honors

(2018) Nominee for Outstanding Graduate Mentor i the Purdue College of Agriculture. College of Agriculture.

(2017) Certificate of Recognition for 45 Years of Service. Purdue University.

(2012) Jeffries Aerospace Medicine and Life Sciences Research Award. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

(2012) Space Act Award. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

(2010) Developing LED Lighting Technology and Practices for Sustainable Specialty-Crop Production. USDA SCRI Program.

(2005) Chair of the ASHS Board of Directors (2005). American Society for Horticultural Science.

(2005) Silver Acorn "Seeds for Success" Award presented to individuals/teams who have brought significant grants to Purdue University. Purdue University Provost and Vice President for Research.

(2004) ASHS Citation of Appreciation for Distinguished Services Rendered (2004). American Society for Horticultural Sciences.

(2003) ASHS President (2003). American Society for Horticultural Science.

(2003) Principal Investigator and Director, ALS NSCORT (2003-2006). NASA Specialized Center of Research and Training in Advanced Life Support.

Selected Publications

Kim, H. J., Lin, M., & Mitchell, C. A. (2018). Light spectral and thermal properties govern biomass allocation of tomato through morphological and physiological changes. Environmental and Experimental Botany. doi:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2018.10.019

Gomez, C., Morrow, R., Bourget, C., Massa, G., & Mitchell, C. (2013). Comparison of intracanopy light-emitting diode towers and overhead high-pressure sodium lamps for supplemental lighting of greenhouse-grown tomatoes. HortTechnology, 32(1), 93-98.

Gomez, C., & Mitchell, C. (in press). Supplemental lighting for greenhouse-grown tomatoes: intracanopy LED towers vs. overhead HPS lamps. Acta Horticulturae.

Nemali, K., & Mitchell, C. A. (n.d.). Kong, Y., A. Nemali, C. Mitchell, K. Nemali, 2019. Spectral Quality of Light Can Affect Energy Consumption and Energy-Use Efficiency of Electrical Lighting in Indoor Lettuce Farming. HortScience 54: 865-872. HortScience.

Gomez, C., Morrow, R., Bourget, C., Massa, G., & Mitchell, C. (in press). Comparison of intracanopy light-emitting towers and overhead high-pressure sodium lamps for supplemental lighting of greenhouse-grown tomatoes. HortTechnology.

Mitchell, C., Both, A., Bourget, C., Burr, J., Kubota, C., Lopez, R., . . . Runkle, E. (2012). LEDs: The future of greenhouse lighting! Chronica Horticulturae, 52(1), 12-Jun. Retrieved from http://www.ishs.org

Mitchell, C. (2012). Plant lighting in controlled environments for space and earth applications. Acta Horticulturae, 23-36. Retrieved from http://www.ishs.org

Massa, G., & Mitchell, C. (2012). Sweetpotato vine management for confined food production in a space life-support system. Advances in Space Research, 49, 262-270. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com

Schluttenhofer, C., & Massa, G. (2011). Use of uniconazole to control plant height for an industrial/pharmaceutical maize platform. Industrial Crops and Products, 33, 720-726.

Chiam, T., & Yih, Y. (2010). Control policies for a water-treatment system using the Markov decision process: Part I: mathematical formulation. Habitation, 12, 21-26.

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