Joshua Vander Weide

Joshua Vander Weide

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Assistant Professor
Department of Horticulture


Joined Department


Education and Research Experience

  • 2020-2022 – Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of British Columbia, Wine Research Center
  • 2020 – Ph.D., Michigan State University, Department of Horticulture


  • 50% Research
  • 35% Extension
  • 15% Teaching


My lab investigates best practices for berry crop production systems, environmental physiology of berry crops, and plant growth regulator use in berry crops using physiology and metabolomics techniques.


My extension program concerns the production and management of berry crops, with an emphasis on research-based recommendations for blueberry management. Research findings from my lab are disseminated to industry stakeholders though talks, extension bulletins, extension events, and trade magazine articles. I work closely with other members of the MSU blueberry extension team to coordinate extension events and meetings, and provide talks to state and national conferences/meetings and associations. 

MSU Extension - Blueberries



  • HRT 336: Berry Crops Physiology and Production (3 credits)

Recent Publications

All publications can be found via Google Scholar

Lab Personnel

Daniel Dick, M.S. student (2022-current)

Prospective Students and Post-doctoral Researchers

Prospective undergraduate or graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, or visiting scholars and scientists are encouraged to contact me with your interests.