Taun Beddes

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Extension Associate Professor | Horticulture | Utah County Director


Taun Beddes

Contact Information

Office Location: Utah County
Phone: (801) 851-8460
Email: taun.beddes@usu.edu

Educational Background

MS, Plant Science, Utah State University, 2008
Nursery production of selected actinorhizal species
BS, Ornemental Horticulture, Utah State University, 2002

Teaching Interests

General horticulture, professional pesticide licensing, home gardening and fruit production

Research Interests

Water-wise native plants

Awards

Communications Internet Education Technology Award, 2016

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science

Communications Award for Audio Recording, 2016

National Association of County Agriculture Agents

Communications Award for a Website or Online Content, 2015

National Organization of County Agricultural Agents

Communications Award for a Website or Online Content, 2015

Utah Association of County Agricultural Agents

Communications Award for Audio Recording, 2015

National Association of County Agriculture Agents

Communications Award for Audio Recording, 2015

National Association of County Agriculture Agents

Communications Award for Audio Recording, 2015

Utah Association of County Agriculture Agents

Marketing/Public Relations Award (Team), 2015

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Achievement Award, 2013

National Association of County Agriculture Agents

2012 Communications Award, 2012

National Association of County Agriculture Agents

2012 Communications Award, 2012

National Association of County Agriculture Agents

Communications Award, 2011

National Association of County Agriculture Agents

Communications Award, 2011

National Association of County Agriculture Agents

Citizen's Award of Appreciation, 2011

Cache County Sheriff's Office

Selected as panel discussion member USU Extension Workshop for new faculty, 2010

USU Extension

Selected as the representative from College of Agriculture as a panel member in the Provost’s “Preparing for the 3rd Year Review” workshop, 2010

USU

Award of Recognition for Cache County Jail horticulture training program , 2009

Cache County Sherriff's Department

National “Mantis” Garden Award of Recognition. , 2009

Mantis Tiller Corporation


Publications | Abstracts

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Book Chapters

  • Beddes, T., Drost, D.T, Alston, D.G, Nischwitz, C., Bunn, B., (2014). Sweet Corn Production: Utah Vegetable Production and Pest Management Guide. Utah State University

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Fact Sheets

  • Caron, M., Davis, R., Hansen, S., Beddes, T., , Alston, D.G, Nischwitz, C., (2018). Redberry Mite on Blackberry. Utah State University Fact Sheet *
  • Caron, M.S, Beddes, T., Kuhns, M.R, Aspen: How to grow a good tree in a bad situation. Utah State University Extension
  • Beddes, T., Caron, M.S, (2017). Growing Hummingbird Mint in Utah Gardens.
  • Beddes, T., Caron, M.S, Barnhill, J.V, Kopp, K., (2017). Supression and Control of Field Bindweed in Residential Areas.
  • Caron, M.S, Beddes, T., (2016). Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parvifolia) use in Utah.
  • Caron, M.S, Beddes, T., Black, B.L, (2015). Apricots in the Home Orchard. USU Extension
  • Caron, M.S, Beddes, T., Black, B.L, (2015). Plums in the Home Orchard. USU Extension
  • Beddes, T., Kopp, K., Whitesides, R.E, Gunnell, J., Caron, M.S, (2015). Weed Control Options for Residential Lawns in Utah.
  • Caron, M.S, Beddes, T., Judd, G., (2015). Wisteria in the Garden.
  • Kopp, K., Allen, L., Beddes, T., (2013). Simple sprinkler performance testing for Cache County. Utah State University Extension
  • Beddes, T., Murray, M., Caron, M.S, (2013). Flatheaded Borers: Pacific Flatheaded Borer and Flatheaded Appletree Borer.
  • Goodspeed, J., Heflebower, R.F, Beddes, T., Kopp, K., (2012). Bermuda Grass in Utah Lawns.
  • Beddes, T., Kopp, K., (2012). Lawn Fertilizers for Cool Season Turf.
  • Beddes, T., Pace, M., Black, B.L, Ashcroft, M., (2012). Apple Production and Variety Recommendations for the Utah Home Garden. Utah State University Extension
  • Beddes, T., Davis, R., (2011). Bumble Flower Beetle. USU Fact Sheet
  • Beddes, T., Pace, M., Black, B.L, (2011). Apple Varieties for the Utah Climate.
  • Beddes, T., Drost, D.T, (2011). Rhubarb in the Home Garden. USU Fact Sheet
  • Beddes, T., Pace, M., Black, B.L, Ashcroft, M., (2010). Apple production and variety recommendations for the Utah home garden. Utah State University Extension *
  • Beddes, T., Gunnell, J., Kratsch, H., (2010). Shrub Selection for Utah Landscapes.
  • Davis, R., Beddes, T., (2010). Eriophyid Mites. Utah State University Extension
  • Beddes, T., Drost, D.T, (2010). Peanuts in the Home Garden.
  • Evans, K., Frank, E., Gunnell, J., Beddes, T., (2008). Snow Mold on Turfgrass. USU Fact Sheet
  • Evans, R.C, Frank, E., Beddes, T., Pace, M., Shao, M., Moulton, A., (2008). Fire Blight.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Curriculum

  • Beddes, T., Gunnell, J., Sagers, L.A, Kratsch, H., Shao, M., (2010). Trees and Shrubs: Utah Master Gardener Manual.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

Professional Journal

    Public or Trade Journal

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Publications | Other

      Bulletins

      Other

      • Davis, R., Beddes, T., Karren, J.B, (2010). Lilac-Ash Borer. Utah State University Extension
      • Beddes, T., (2008). Nursery production of selected actinorhizal species. *

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Extension

      Administration, 2017 - Ongoing
      Commercial Horticulture, 2014 - Ongoing
      Research Trials and Demonstration Gardens, 2014 - Ongoing
      Master Gardener Program , 2013 - Ongoing
      Community Education, 2008 - Ongoing
      Civil Rights-General Plan, 2007 - Ongoing
      Youth Activities, 2007 - Ongoing
      School Enrichment, 2007 - 2020
      Advanced Master Gardener, 2007 - 2010