Amaya Atucha named Gottschalk Chair for Cranberry Research

Atucha2014-e1420310109655-682x1024Assistant professor of horticulture Amaya Atucha has been named the Gottschalk Chair for Cranberry Research.

Atucha, an expert on fruit crop production, focuses her research program on fruit crop physiology and production with an emphasis on soil and nutrient management, root dynamics, and cold hardiness of fruit trees and grapes. In her role as a UW-Extension fruit crop specialist, she also does educational programming in fresh and processed market fruit production.

The chair award, established by the Gottschalk family, supports cranberry research in the Department of Horticulture.