Dr. Fred T. Davies is a Regents Professor, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences and the interdisciplinary program of Molecular and Environmental Plant Sciences at Texas A&M University. He is also a Texas AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow. He earned a bachelor of arts and master of science degrees from Rutgers University, and a doctorate in horticulture, plant physiology and tropical agriculture from the University of Florida. He has been a Visiting Scientist at the USDA Horticultural Crops Laboratory (Oregon), CINVESTAV Plant Biology Institute (Irapuato, Mexico) and International Potato Center (CIP, Lima, Peru). Dr. Davies has also been a Visiting Professor at universities in Oregon, Mexico, Peru and Indonesia. As an expert in international horticulture and agriculture, he has been a Guggenheim Fellow and Senior Fulbright Fellow to Peru, Mexico, and most recently to Indonesia. His research has been supported by NASA, National Science Foundation, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, other agencies, and industry. Dr. Davies has been involved with the leadership of the American Society for Horticultural Sciences, serving as international vice president, president, and chair of the board of directors. Besides numerous research and teaching awards, he is a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Sciences, and Fellow of the International Plant Propagators’ Society, where he also served as president and is currently editor. His co-authored book on Plant Propagation is the standard text of the field, and is used worldwide by academia and industry.