Joe Kemble

Extension Specialist Professor
Horticulture faculty

Appointment:75% Extension 25% Research
Joined Auburn Faculty: November 1993
Research: Olericulture
Curriculum Vitae


B.S. Delaware
M.S. North Carolina State
Ph.D. North Carolina State

Contact Information

Office: 170B Funchess Hall
Phone: 334-844-3050

Research Program Focus:

  • use of cover crops and reduced tillage for vegetable production
  • nutrient management
  • double cropping using plasticulture
  • studying the effect of mulch color on the production of Cole crops
    exploring the potential of alternative vegetable crops in Alabama such as asparagus and pumpkins

Extension Program Focus:

working directly with small, part-time, and full-time commercial vegetable growers in terms of…

  • solving production problems
  • developing irrigation and fertigation schedules
  • improving cultural practices
  • designing irrigation systems
  • encouraging vegetable growers to try a new or different ideas and alternative vegetable crops through on-farm research and demonstrations
  • developing new and comprehensive vegetable production guides
  • conducting in-service training for county agents



170 B Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849