Dr. Clydette M. Alsup-Egbers


Schl of Agri Sciences and Conservation
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Schl of Agri Sciences and Conservation
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897


Dr. Clydette Alsup-Egbers is associate professor of environmental plant science at Missouri State University. She has taught vegetable production yearly at Missouri State for nearly 20 years. She has a farm near Springfield, Missouri, and grows a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in raised beds, containers and in the ground, wanting to experience first-hand what she teaches and wanting to discover the ‘best’ tasting varieties of each kind of produce to have answers for when people ask what tastes best.



PhD, Plant Science (focus in ornamental horticulture), 2001, Oklahoma State University

Dissertation topic: root initiation in stem cuttings of drought-resistant sugar maples


  • Introduction to Horticulture
  • Indoor Plants
  • Floriculture
  • Herbaceous Plants Vegetable Production
  • Greenhouse Management
  • Diseases of Economic Plants
  • Plant Propagation
  • Advanced Greenhouse and Nursery Management
  • Greenhouse and Nursery Management
  • Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

Research and professional interests

  • Gardening in a bag
  • Vegetable production
  • Raised bed gardening
  • Sustainable gardening
  • Floriculture and greenhouse management
  • Flower variety trials
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

Awards and honors

  • College of Natural and Applied Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award, Missouri State University, 2006.
  • College of Natural and Applied Sciences Outstanding Service Award, Southwest Missouri State University, 2005.
  • Golden Key National Honor Society

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