Christine Coker

Christine Coker

Associate Extension/Research Professor

Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture



Mailing Address:
Coastal Research and Extension Center
1815 Popps Ferry Road
Biloxi, MS 39532
Physical Address:
Beaumont Horticulture Unit
478 Hwy 15
Beaumont, MS 39423
Research/Extension Assignments:
  • Urban horticulture
  • Green roof design
  • Urban farming
  • Horticulture therapy
  • Specialty crops
  • High tunnel production

Education:
  • Ph.D., Auburn University
  • M.S., Austin Peay State University
  • B.A., University of Tennessee-Martin

Society Membership:
  • Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association
  • South Mississippi Lawn and Landscape Association
  • American Society for Horticultural Science
  • American Society for Horticultural Science
  • Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Ohio Florists' Association
  • Sigma Xi
  • Gamma Sigma Delta
  • Society of American Florists
  • Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers
  • George County Nursery Association
  • Legacy Gulf Coast

Publications

  • Bachman, G. R., S. R. Broderick, C. E. Coker, J. C. Wilson. 2020. 2020 Mississippi Medallion Plants. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication P3419. Download
  • Coker, C. E., J. M. DelPrince. 2019. Marigolds (Tagetes erecta) for the farmer florist. Mississippi State University Extension Publication P3362. Download
  • DelPrince, J. M., B. C. Posadas, C. E. Coker, E. T. Stafne. 2019. Muscadine wreath for the farmer florist. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication P3387.  Download
  • DelPrince, J. M., B. C. Posadas, C. E. Coker. 2019. Curly willow wreaths (Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa') for the farmer florist. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication P3383. Download
  • Stephenson, R. C., C. E. Coker, B. C. Posadas, G. R. Bachman, R. L. Harkess, J. J. Adamczyk, P. R. Knight. 2019. Effect of high tunnels on populations of whiteflies, aphids, and thrips on tomatoes in Mississippi. Journal of Horticulture 6(3):259-267. Download
  • Bachman, G. R., S. R. Broderick, C. E. Coker, G. C. Denny. 2018. 2018 Mississippi medallion plants. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3203. Download
  • Coker, C. E. 2018. Vertebrate pest control in home gardens and landscapes. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3180. Download
  • Coker, C. E., P. Coggins, R. Ely. 2018. Grape tomatoes as a potential crop for growers and consumers in the Southeastern United States. Journal of Horticulture.
  • Coker, C. E., V. Cerven, R. C. Stephenson. 2018. Productivity of Asian varieties of cucumber (Cucumis sativus l.), bitter melon (Momordica charantia l.), and eggplant (Solanum melongena l.) in Coastal Mississippi. Journal of Applied Horticulture 20(2):87-91.
  • Posadas, B. C., R. Y. Coker, S. A. Langlois, P. R. Knight, C. E. Coker. 2018. Computer use of nurseries and greenhouses in the Southern United States. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1225.  Download
  • Bachman, G. R., C. E. Coker. 2017. Constructing raised beds for the Mississippi gardener. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3087. Download
  • Bachman, G. R., S. R. Broderick, C. E. Coker, G. C. Denny, E. T. Stafne. 2017. 2017 Mississippi Medallion Plants. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3115. Download
  • Bachman, G. R., C. E. Coker. 2016. High tunnel construction for the Mississippi gardener. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2970. Download
  • Bachman, G. R., C. E. Coker. 2016. Subirrigated containers for the Mississippi gardener. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2971. Download
  • Mahmoud, B.S.M., E.T. Stafne, C.E. Coker, G.R. Bachman, N. Bell. 2016. Implementing good practices programs to encourage production of high-quality, safer produce in Mississippi. Journal of Extension 54(4). Download
  • Coker, C. E., B. C. Posadas, M. W. Schilling. 2015. Sensory evaluation studies provide growers with market insight. Acta Horticulturae 1090:25-28. Download
  • Coker, R. Y., B. C. Posadas, S. A. Langlois, P. R. Knight, C. E. Coker. 2014. Current mechanization practices among greenhouse and mixed nursery/greenhouse operations in selected Gulf South states. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Research Bulletin 1208, Mississippi State University. Download
  • Landry, A. S., N. Chittendon, C. E. Coker, C. Weiss. 2015. Perceived effects of community gardening in lower Mississippi Delta gardening participants. Journal of Extension 53(4):4RIB3. Download
  • Posadas, B.C., P.R. Knight, C.H. Coker, R.Y. Coker, S. A. Langlois. 2014. Hiring preferences of nurseries and greenhouses in Southern United States. HortTechnology 24(1):101-117.
  • Jeliazkov, V.D., B.A. Vick, B.S. Baldwin, N.W. Buehring, C.E. Coker, T. Astatkie, and B.B. Johnson. 2011. Oil productivity and composition of sunflower as a function of hybrid and planting date. Industrial Crops and Products 33(2):537-543. Download
  • Coker, C.E., G. Bachman, C.A. Boyd, P.B. Blanchard, E. Bush, and M. Gu. 2010. Coastal roots: Connecting students with sustainability in Mississippi and Louisiana. HortTechnology 20(3):499-502.