Guy K. AmesGuy K. Ames

Horticulture Specialist
Southeast Regional Office

Topic Areas: Crops, Organic Crops, Certified Naturally Grown, Local Foods, Pest Management, Soil Health

Specific Areas of Expertise: Pest management and disease control in tree fruits; clonal plant propagation like grafting and budding; and general management of perennial fruit crops including pruning, organic weed control, harvest, and marketing

Guy Ames has more than 20 years at the National Center for Appropriate Technology, serving as an agriculture specialist from 1989 to 2000 and returning to our Southeast regional office in 2010. He specializes in organic and regenerative production of perennial fruits, such as pears, apples, and pawpaw. He is specifically well-versed in the organic control of diseases and pests of fruit crops. Guy possesses a strong academic background, as well as experience in plant pathology and entomology. With his family, Guy manages a Certified Naturally Grown orchard and nursery that focuses on providing fruit varieties suited for organic production in the Ozarks, a particularly challenging environment for organic fruit. He produces both fruit for market and fruit plants for gardeners and farmers in the Ozarks.

Master of Science in Horticulture with an emphasis in pest management, University of Arkansas

Featured Publications and Presentations:

Pears: Organic Production

Pawpaw: A Tropical Fruit for Temperate Zones

Climate Change and Perennial Fruit and Nut Production: Investing in Resilience in Uncertain Times

Peaches: Organic and Low-Spray Production


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