Juan Anciso

Juan R. Anciso  

Professor and Extension Specialist
Texas Agrilife Extension, Weslaco
2401 East Highway 83 | Weslaco, TX  78593
PH: 956-968-5581 | FAX: 956-969-5639





Juan R. Anciso received his B.S., M. Agr. and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 1983, 1984 and 1989. He received his B.S. in Biology, Master of Agriculture in Plant Protection and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology. Dr. Anciso is the Extension vegetable specialist for the 21 county area of District 12 which stretches from Brownsville to Eagle Pass.  Since joining the Department of Horticultural Sciences in November 2002, he had coordinated the IPM program for citrus and vegetable pests management as the Extension IPM Agent for Hidalgo and Cameron counties from 1989 thru 2002 in the Department of Entomology.

Dr. Anciso’s area of research is vegetable pest management, vegetable production and food safety on the farm known as Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs).  He has written several scientific and popular articles on vegetable pest management and food safety on the farm.  He attends the annual USDA IR-4 Food Use Workshop as the plant pathology representative for Texas.   He also represents Texas on the National Good Agricultural Practices committee and United Fresh’s GAPs Harmonization effort that addresses GAPs food safety in produce. 

“The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary.  In agriculture the challenges are always changing, so prepare yourself and work in cultivating people as well as plants and you will be successful in your endeavors.”

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