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David E. Hill

Department of Forestry and Horticulture
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
123 Huntington Street
P.O. Box 1106
New Haven, CT 06504-1106
Fax: (203) 974-8502


Expertise:
Dr. Hill has worked on the interpretation of soil survey data; has studied the longevity of septic systems on various soils; has worked with an urban gardening program in New Haven’s inner-city to find methods of increasing yields on poor soils; has studied mulches to improve yields of home-grown vegetables; is currently evaluating new crops for Connecticut agriculture.

Education:
B.S. Rutgers University 1952
Ph.D. Rutgers University 1958

Station career:
Assistant Scientist 1957-1961
Associate Scientist 1961-1980
Agricultural Scientist 1980-2003
Agricultural Scientist Emeritus 2003-present

Past research:
Soil survey of Connecticut - soil interpretations for urban and farm use.

Current research:
Development of new crops for Connecticut; Cultivar testing and crop management

Selected publications available from publications department

  • Hill, D.E. and A.E. Shearin. Tidal marshes of Connecticut and Rhode Island. Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 709. 34p + map (1970).
  • Hill, D.E., E.H. Sautter, and W.N. Gonick. Soils of Connecticut. Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 787. 36p + map (1980).
  • Hill, D.E. The chicories: witloof (Belgian endive) and radicchio trials (1986-1987). Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 859. 12p (1988).
  • Hill, D.E. and A.A. Maynard. Globe artichoke trials - 1987-1988. Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 867. 9p (1989).
  • Hill, D.E. Pumpkin trials 1994 and three-year compendium. Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 929. 9p (1995).