Joe-Kemble-headshot-20190919Joe Kemble

Extension Vegetable Specialist & Professor

Horticulture Department

Education

December 1993
PhD, Horticulture/Plant Genetics, North Carolina State University
July 1990
MS, Horticulture/Plant Genetics, North Carolina State University
May 1988
B.Sc., Ornamental Horticulture/Plant Science, University of Delaware

Professional Experience

November 1993 – present
Extension Vegetable Specialist & Professor Auburn University, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, AL. Appointment is 75% Extension and 25% Research in production and physiology of vegetable crops.
July 1990 – October 1993
Graduate Research Assistant North Carolina State University, Department of Horticultural Science, Raleigh.
July 1988 – June 1990
Graduate Research Assistant North Carolina State University, Department of Horticultural Science, Raleigh.

honors and awards

2019
Outstanding Educational Materials Award from American Society for Horticultural Sciences for “2019 Commercial Vegetable Crops Handbook for the Southeastern US
2017
Roy Langlois, 3rd Place, Norman F. Childers M.S. Graduate Student Paper Award, 2017 Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Science

Professional Affiliations

2017-present
Epsilon Sigma Phi Extension Professionals
2013‐present
Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN)
2006‐present
Alabama Association of County Agricultural Agents and Specialists
    Member of Teaching and Education Technologies Committee
1988‐present
American Society for Horticultural Science
    Member of Membership Committee (2016-2020)
2013‐present
Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN)
    Appointed to ASHS Financial Committee and ASHS Board (2018-2024)
1988‐ present
Southern Region, American Society for Horticultural Science
    Chair, Extension Communications Award Committee (2018)
1988‐present
Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists
1993‐present
Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
1991‐present
Gamma Sigma Delta
1989‐present
Pi Alpha Xi, Iota Chapter
1985‐present
Alpha Zeta

Research Activities

Cultivar Evaluation for Performance and Adaptability of Vegetable Crops in Alabama
Development of Best Management Practices (BMP’s) for Commercial Vegetable Producers
Evaluation of Specialty Crops such as Industrial Hemp and Hops for Production Potential in Alabama

Extension Activities

Statewide responsibilities for Commercial Vegetable Production in fields, high tunnels, and greenhouses
Development of Curriculum for Conventional and Organic Vegetable Growers
On-farm Demonstrations of Specialty Crops, Technologies, and Processes to Improve Commercial Vegetable Production
Senior Editor for “Commercial Vegetable Crops Handbook for the Southeastern US”

Recent or Select Publications

  • Newberry, E. A., Bhandari, R. , Minsavage, G.V., Timilsina, S. , Jibrin, M., Kemble, J., Sikora, E., Jones, J.B. , and Potnis, N. Recently emerged and diverse lineages of Xanthomonas perforans have independently evolved through plasmid acquisition and homologous recombination originating from multiple Xanthomonas species. bioRxiv DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/681619.
  • Holmes, S.C., D.E. Wells, J.M. Pickens, and J.M. Kemble. Selection of heat tolerant lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) cultivars grown in deep water culture and their marketability. Horticulturae 2019, 5, 50; DOI: 10.3390/horticulturae5030050.
  • Vinson III, E.L., E.D. Coneva, J.M. Kemble, F.M. Woods, J. Sibley, P.M. Perkins-Veazie, E.G. Fonsah, and J.R. Kessler. 2018. Predication of flower emergence and evaluation of cropping potential in selected banana cultivars (Musa sp.) cultivated in subtropical conditions of coastal Alabama. HortScience 53(11):1634-1639.
  • Kemble, J.M. (Senior Ed.), I.M. Meadows, K.M. Jennings, and J.F. Walgenbach (Eds.). 2018. 2019 Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern US. MeisterMedia Worldwide, Willoughby, Ohio.
  • Kemble, J.M. (Senior Ed.), I.M. Meadows, K.M. Jennings, and J.F. Walgenbach (Eds.). 2018. 2018 Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern US. Farm Journal Media. Rosemont, IL.
  • Vinson III, E.L., E.D. Coneva, J.M. Kemble, F.M. Woods, J. Sibley, P.M. Perkins-Veazie, and E.G. Fonsah. 2017. Phenological parameter responses gauge banana fruit production potential in the coastal region of Alabama, USA. Acta Hortic. 1178, 61-66 DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1178.11
  • Kemble, J.M. (Senior Ed.), I.M. Meadows, K.M. Jennings, and J.F. Walgenbach (Eds.). 2016. 2017 Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern US. Farm Journal Media. Rosemont, IL.
  • Mulvaney, M.J., C.W. Woods, J.M. Kemble, K.S. Balkcom, and D.A. Shannon. 2016. No-till with high biomass cover crops and invasive legume mulches increased total carbon after three years of collar rotation. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21683565.2016.1236766.
  • Kemble, J.M. (Senior Ed.), I.M. Meadows, K.M. Jennings, and J.F. Walgenbach (Eds.). 2015. 2016 Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern US. Vance Publishing Corp., Lincolnshire IL.
  • Ogles, C.Z, J.M. Kemble, A.N. Wright, and E.A. Guertal. 2015. Evaluation of an Organic Nitrogen Source in a Yellow Squash-Collard Rotation. HortScience 50(1):51-58.
  • Vinson, E.L., E.D. Coneva, J.M. Kemble, F.M. Woods, E.G. Fonsah. P. M. Perkins-Veazie and J. Sibley. 2015. Investigations on phenological responses to determine banana fruit production potential in the coastal region of Alabama, USA. J. American Pomological Society 69(3): 167-167.
  • Vinson, E.L., E.D. Coneva, J.M. Kemble, F.M. Woods, E.G. Fonsah. P. M. Perkins-Veazie and J. Sibley. 2015. Investigations on phenological responses to determine banana fruit production potential in the coastal region of Alabama, USA. J. American Pomological Society 69(3): 167-167.
  • Kemble, J.M. (Senior Ed.), I.M. Meadows, K.M. Jennings, and J.F. Walgenbach (Eds.). 2014. 2015 Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern US. Vance Publishing Corp., Lincolnshire IL.
  • Kemble, J.M. (Senior Ed.), I.M. Meadows, K.M. Jennings, and J.F. Walgenbach (Eds.). 2013. 2014 Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern US. Vance Publishing Corp., Lincolnshire IL.
  • Kemble, J.M. (Senior Ed.), I.M. Meadows, K.M. Jennings, and J.F. Walgenbach (Eds.). 2012. 2013 Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern US. Vance Publishing Corp., Lincolnshire IL.
  • Kemble, J.M. (Senior Ed.), I.M. Meadows, K.M. Jennings, and J.F. Walgenbach (Eds.). 2011. 2012 Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern US. Vance Publishing Corp., Lincolnshire IL.
  • Vinson III, Edgar L., F.M. Woods, J.M. Kemble, P. Perkins-Veazie, A. Davis, and J. R. Kessler. 2010. Use of external indicators to predict maturity of mini-watermelon fruit. HortScience 45 (7) 1034-1037.