H. Charles Mellinger, Ph.D.

Dr. Mellinger joined Glades Crop Care in 1980 and is currently Director of Technical Services. His degrees include:

  • B.A. in Biology from Goshen College, IN
  • Ph.D. in Botany and Plant Pathology from Michigan State University

Dr. Mellinger:

  • Has authored or co-authored over forty-five (45) scientific publications and numerous presentations to both national and international agencies and forums
  • Served as Treasurer and Director on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC)
  • Served on several local, state, and national committees pertaining to disease, insect and crop advisory boards
  • Has credentials as a Certified Professional Crop Consultant – Independent/Research (CPCC-I/R)
  • Is a member of the Entomological Society of America, Florida State Horticultural Society, American Phytopathological Society, the Florida Plant Pathology Society, and several other major industry affiliated organizations
  • Board member of Protected Harvest since 2004 (original member)
  • Has been recognized:
    • With the Excellence in Industry Award from the American Phytopathological Society
    • As the Outstanding Consultant of the Year in 1998 by the NAICC
    • With the NAICC Extraordinary Service Award
    • With the USDA Certificate of Appreciation
    • With the Florida Horticultural Society Presidents’ Industry Award (2 times)