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Tim Durham

Faculty Profile

Dr. Tim DurhamTim Durham

Assistant Professor of Agronomy

School of Natural Sciences and Math

 
D.P.M., Plant Medicine, University of Florida 
P.G. Diploma, Applied Science, Lincoln University (New Zealand) 
B.S., Plant Sciences, Cornell University 

A.A.S., Horticulture/Greenhouse Management, Suffolk County Community College 

Email: tdurham@ferrum.edu
Office phone: (540) 365-6948
Personal web page: None listed
Office: Garber 116
Teaching at Ferrum since: 2013

Courses Taught:
AGS 110: Issues in Agriculture
AGS 314: Animal and Plant Breeding and Genetics (team taught)
AGY 301: Field and Forage Crop Production
AGY 315: Soil Science and Management
BIO 202: Introduction to Plant Science
NSM 307: Junior Seminar
HOR 418: Plant Pest Management
AGS 218: Regional Experiences in Agriculture (E-Term)
BIO 111: General Biology I
NSM 497: Senior Seminar

Research Interests: crop variety evaluation, underutilized and niche crops, Best Management Practices (BMP's), especially as they relate to slow release fertilizers, reduced risk and biological pesticides, and comparative risk assessment of transgenic and conventional crops.

Publications:

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

• Unruh Snyder, L., M. Gallo, S.G. Fulford, T. Irani, R. Rudd, S.M. DiFino, and T.C. Durham. 2008. Impact of the European Union's Six Year De Facto Moratorium on Food Biotechnology on the United States and Africa: A Discussion-based Scenario. J. Nat. Res. Life Sci. Ed. 37: 27-31.
Durham, T.C., C. Baker, L. Jones, and L. Unruh Snyder. 2010. First Report of Sida golden mosaic virus Infecting Snap Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in Florida. Plant Disease 94(4):487.
Durham, T., J. Doucet, & L. Unruh Snyder. 2011. Risk of regulation or regulation of risk? A de minimus framework for genetically modified crops. AgBioForum 14(2), 61-70. Available on the World Wide Web: http://www.agbioforum.org
• Pack, J., L. Unruh-Snyder, A. Huber, T. Durham, J. Holm, F. Allen, J. Leeds, and R. Arias. 2011. Comparative Agroecosystem Sustainability of Five Honduran Crop Production Systems. Int. J. of Envir., Cult., and Econ. Sust. 7(4): 121-132.
Durham, T., L. Unruh Snyder, and D. Brewer. 2012. Impact of a Short-Term Study Abroad: Student Reflections of Sustainable International Extension Education. Int. J. of Envir., Cult., and Econ. Sust. 7(5): 105-112.
• Snyder, L.U. and T. Durham. 2012. Metaphorically Speaking: Semiotic Analysis of Images Gathered From an International Service Learning Course. Journal of the Image 2(3): 9-20.
• Snyder, L.U., A. Huber, T. Durham, J. Pack, and R. Arias. 2012. A Lesson in Agroecosystem Sustainability: A Honduran Case Study for Entry Level Environmental, Ecological, and Plant Science Students. Int. J. of Envir., Cult., and Econ. Sust. 7: 49-64.

INVITED ARTICLES AND PAPERS

Durham, T., J. Doucet, & L. Unruh Snyder. 2012. Toward Regulatory Harmonization: A De Minimis Regulatory Framework. ISB News Report, Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. June.

EXTENSION PUBLICATIONS

• Moyer, D.D., J.B. Sieczka, A. Senesac, T. Durham. 2003. Long Island Potato and Vegetable Variety and Cultural Practices Results. Cornell University. Dept. of Horticulture Report 25.
• Snyder, L.U., T. Durham, and R. Umana Picado, eds. Self-Guided Tour to Cinco Ceibas. 2012. Purdue University Extension Publication AY-334-W (peer-reviewed).