Wilson, Lorenzo George

Horticultural Science
george_wilson@ncsu.edu
919-515-1201
919-513-3191 fax
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Dr. Wilson joined the Horticultural Science faculty at North Carolina State University in March 1975 -- with statewide Extension responsibilities for Sweetpotato and Potato programs. A native of Niagara County, NY, George earned his B.S. in Pomology/Agricultural Economics at Cornell University, his M.S. in Horticulture at Washington State University, and his Ph.D. in Postharvest Horticulture at Michigan State University. Prior to coming to NC State, Dr. Wilson worked for nine years as Research Postharvest Physiologist and Technology Transfer Specialist (bananas and other tropical fruits) for the Division of Tropical Research of United Fruit Company (Chiquita International, LLP) in La Lima, Cortes, Honduras -- plus other banana divisions in Middle America -- where he learned Spanish. In 2009 he was appointed to represent NC State on the Program Council of the USAID Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) http://hortcrsp.ucdavis.edu/ and elected to the Hort CRSP International Advisory Board -- currently serving as chair (2010-2012). Dr. Wilson’s traditional and non-traditional contributions to North Carolina State University have been diverse -- while adding value to the mission of one of the leading Horticultural Science Departments in the United States. A member of ASHS since 1962, Dr. Wilson was elected President in 2003, its Centennial year, was elected Fellow of the Society in 1992 and named Outstanding International Horticulturist in 2008.
 
Expertise:
  Extension | Crop Production | Postharvest
Country(s) of experience:
  Belize | Bolivia | Bulgaria | Costa Rica | El Salvador | Guatemala | Honduras | Nicaragua | Panama | Peru
Type(s) of International Experience:
  Researcher in an international project | Extension provider in an international project | Speaker at an international conference | Other international activities
Language(s):
  Spanish
Projects:
  Horticulture CRSP (Collaborative Research Support Project)
01/01/2009 - 12/31/2016
Funding Agency/Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Institutional Partner: University of California, Davis (UC Davis), USA
  CONCADE Counter-narcotics Project
01/01/2000 - 12/31/2004
Funding Agency/Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Institutional Partner: North Carolina A&T State University, USA
  Post Hurricane Mitch Food Safety Project
01/01/1999 - 12/31/2002
Funding Agency/Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Institutional Partner: Universidad Nacional Agraria (UNA), Nicaragua | Universidad Nacional de Agricultura (UNA), Honduras
  Bulgaria America Extension Project
01/01/1993 - 12/31/1993
Funding Agency/Sponsor: Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) | U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Institutional Partner: Michigan State University (MSU), USA | Ohio State University, USA | University of Arkansas, USA University of Florida, USA University of Kentucky, USA
  Agricultural Technology Transformation Project
01/01/1988 - 12/31/1993
Funding Agency/Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Institutional Partner: Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM), Peru