Dr. Scott Stoddard
Dr. Scott Stoddard grew up in Cheyenne, WY, and graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BSc in agriculture in 1992. He then attended University of Kentucky and received his Master’s degree in Soil Fertility in 1995. After graduating, Scott worked for a fertilizer company in Virginia for a short while before joining UC Cooperative Extension in Merced in 1998. Scott is now the vegetable crops farm advisor for Merced and Madera counties, working mainly on tomatoes, sweetpotatoes and melons, with an emphasis on plant fertility, variety evaluation, and weed management. Scott is a member of the National Sweetpotato Collaborators Group, American Society of Horticulture Science (ASHS), Pesticide Applicators Professional Association (PAPA), and the California Weed Science Society (CWSS). He is a Qualified Applicator (QAC) as well as a Certified Professional Agronomist (CPAg) and CCA, and adjunct faculty at Merced College and teaches classes on IPM, weed management, and soil fertility. Scott resides in Atwater, CA, with his wife Andrea and three sons.