Juan C. Díaz-Pérez

NAME Juan C. Díaz-Pérez
TITLE Associate Professor
DEPARTMENT Faculty of Horticulture
PHONE 229-391-6861
FAX 229-386-7415
ADDRESS Department of Horticulture
UGA-Tifton Campus
Tifton, GA 31793-0748
EMAIL jcdiaz@uga.edu
EDUCATION Ph.D., Plant Physiology, University of California at Davis
M.S., Plant Physiology, University of California at Davis
B.S., Agriculture, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
RESEARCH INTERESTS Cultural practices of vegetable crops. Plasticulture, sustainable/organic production of vegetables, and crop-environmental interactions.

Juan Díaz-Pérez


Dr. Juan C. Díaz-Pérez is Associate Professor at the Horticulture Department. He has worked in research, outreach, and teaching related to vegetable production and physiology for over 10 years.

His research areas include vegetable crop production (conventional as well as sustainable/organic practices), plasticulture, and crop-environmental interactions. He has authored or coauthored 40 peer reviewed journal articles, 3 books, 5 book chapters, 19 proceedings, and 53 abstracts.


Díaz-Pérez, J.C., R. Gitaitis, and B. Mandal. 2007. Effects of plastic mulches on root zone temperature and on the manifestation of tomato spotted wilt symptoms and yield of tomato. Scientia Horticulturae 114:90-95.

Díaz-Pérez, J.C., M.D. Muy-Rangel, A. Gaytán-Mascorro. 2007. Fruit size and stage of ripeness affect postharvest water loss in bell pepper fruit (Capsicum annuum L.). J. Sci. Food Agric. 87: 68-73.

Díaz-Pérez, J.C., S.C. Phatak, D. Guidings, D. Bertrand, and H.A. Mills. 2005. Root zone temperature, plant growth, and fruit yield of tomatillo as affected by plastic film mulch. HortScience 40: 1312-1319.

Díaz-Pérez, J.C., W.M. Randle, G.B. Ronald, W. Walcott, D. Giddings, D. Bertrand, H.F. Sanders, and R.D. Gitaitis. 2004. Effects of mulch and irrigation system on sweet onion: I. Bolting, plant growth, and bulb yield and quality. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 129:218-224.

Gitaitis, R.D., R.R. Walcott, H.F. Sanders, L. Zolobowska, and J.C. Díaz-Pérez. 2004. Effects of mulch and irrigation system on sweet onion: II. The epidemiology of center rot. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 129:225-230.

Díaz-Pérez, J.C., K.D. Batal, D. Granberry, D. Bertrand, D. Giddings, and H. Pappu. 2003. Growth and yield of tomato on plastic film mulches as affected by tomato spotted wilt virus. HortScience 38:395-399.

Díaz-Pérez, J.C., A.C. Purvis, and J.T. Paulk. 2003. Bolting, yield, and bulb decay of sweet onion as affected by nitrogen fertilization. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 128:144-149.

Díaz-Pérez, J.C., and K.D. Batal. 2002. Colored plastic film mulches affect tomato growth and yield via changes in root zone temperature. J. Amer. Sci. Hort. Sci. 127:127-136.

Granberry, D.M., W.T. Kelley, D.B. Langston, K.S. Rucker, and J.C. Díaz-Pérez. 2001. Testing compost value on pepper plants. BioCycle 42(10):60-62.