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University of Vermont
University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont 05405

Saffron is an emerging high value crop that will support revenues of small family farms.


Name Title Phone
Margaret Skinner
Research Professor (802) 656-5440
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Dr. Margaret Skinner is a Research Professor and Extension Entomologist at the Univ. of Vermont, Entomology Research Lab, where she has worked for 36 years, conducting research on management of a wide array of insect pests in forests, vegetables and greenhouse ornamentals. Her current primary target pests are aphids in high-tunnel vegetables and western flower thrips in greenhouse ornamentals. She works on developing strategies to maximize the potential of insect-killing fungi and plant-mediated systems. As the UVM Extension Entomologist she assists professional growers and homeowners with pest id and IPM. She co-founded the North American Center for Saffron Research & Development, which seeks to develop the potential of this high-value crop to increase revenue generation options for small family farms through greater diversification.
Caitlin Morgan
Giovanna Sassi
(802) 338-1031
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Plant Pathologist
Wendy Hull


  • Farm Inputs
    • Nursery / greenhouse
    • Pest and disease control
  • Food Production
    • Herbs
    • Support organization: Food Production
    • Vegetables
  • Food Processing or Manufacturing
    • Specialty foods / snacks
  • Education
    • Colleges / Universities
    • Adult / continuing education
    • Support organization: Education
    • Research / Consulting
  • Workforce Development
    • Colleges / Universities
    • Internship / Apprenticeship / Mentorship programs
    • Adult / continuing education


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