Glen Rains, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Researches ways to detect plant diseases earlier

From inventing high-tech ways to detect crop problems before they get out of hand to developing ways for injured farmers to maintain their livelihoods, Glen Rains is in the business of solving problems affecting farm families. Currently he’s researching ways to detect plant diseases early in immature plants. Rains hopes to develop a sensing system to discover when plants are first infected. This would reduce the amount of spray applied, saving farmers time and money while reducing environmental consequences.

Education
  • Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1992
  • M.S., Agricultural Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1989
  • B.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Georgia, 1987

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