Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture
University of Illinois Extension
1 Regency Plaza
Collinsville, IL 62234
Elizabeth Wahle is a Commercial Agriculture Extension Educator for University of Illinois Extension. She provides leadership in food crop horticulture research and Extension programs, with an emphasis in commercial fruit, vegetable and horseradish production.
She earned a Ph.D. in horticulture with a focus in weed science from University of Illinois, which resulted in her dissertation entitled "Competition for Nitrogen between Eastern Black Nightshade and Fresh Market Tomatoes." She holds a bachelor's degree in commercial horticulture from Purdue University and a master's degree in horticulture from University of Illinois.
She carries out applied research and demonstration trials on food crop horticulture in southern Illinois and carries her Extension program to a variety of horticulture related groups on fruit and vegetable production. In addition, she coordinates the Gateway Small Fruit and Vegetable Conference and the Horseradish Growers Conference and plays a key role with the Illinois Specialty Growers, Agritourism and Organic Conference.