Our Team

Lloyd Nackley: Leader, manager, advisor, mentor, teacher, problem solver. Contact me with questions about ag. tech, controlled environ. agriculture, climate-adaptation, optimizing irrigation, nutrients, and pesticide applications for baby plants.

Dr. Scherr sampling insects in lavendar

Melissa Scherr: Spider Namer, Ladybug Whisperer, Expert in Catching and Counting tiny things. Achievements: The dragonflies have given me a new name but it can’t be pronounced without a double-hinged jaw.  Contact me with: Questions about arthropods, pest management and plant-insect interactions.

Brent Warneke: Ambiguity wrangler, grape trainer, sprayer whisperer. Contact me with questions about grapes or other specialty crops, plant diseases, or anything sprayer related

Dalyn McCauley in a greenhouse

Dalyn McCauley: gadget maker, sensor wizard, drip emitter un-plugger. Contact me for questions about: all things sensors, sensor-controlled irrigation, weather stations, open-source tech

Brian Hill: Irrigation Puzzle Master, Hemp Whisperer, Shade Tree Sensei, Spring Chaos Conqueror. Ask me about anything related to irrigation, nursery crop propagation, production or pruning, hemp growth indoors and out, or how to project manage the chaos of spring time plot set up.

Sadie Keller at the beach with her dog

Sadie Keller: Plant Stress Screener, Professional Root Washer, Remote Sensing Rockstar. Are your trees stressed? Contact me for all of your measuring of leaf and whole plant responses to drought. Pressure chamber, gas exchange, and hydraulic conductance expert in-training.

Clint Taylor: Vegetable inspector, Cover crop aficionado, Soil sampler, Collard green proselytizer. Contact me for questions about why you should plant and eat more collard greens, as well as questions about ALL things cover crop related, vegetable nutrient management, the joy of winter vegetables, and wasabi

Raven Hartley: Propagator Pro, Research Novice, Ornamental Aficionado. Need help rooting your woody shrubs or trees? Contact me for propagation tips and tricks! Researcher in training and ornamental plant ID enthusiast.

Nackley Lab, Winter 2022
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