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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Faculty

R. Karina Gallardo

Associate Professor, Extension Specialist

School of Economic Sciences, Puyallup Research and Extension Center, Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University. December 2007.
  • M.S. Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University. August 2004.
  • Professional Degree. Food Science and Technology Engineering, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. Lima, Perú. August 2000.
  • B.S. Food Science and Technology, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. Lima, Perú. December 1997.

AREAS OF INTEREST

  • Consumer demand for food products
  • Technology adoption
  • Tree fruit economics

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Zhou, R., C. Yue, R.K. Gallardo, V.A. McCracken, J.J. Luby, and J.R. McFerson. “U.S. Consumer Preferences for Fresh Peach Fruit Attributes: Implications from Market Segmentation Analysis.”, HortScience, Forthcoming.
  2. Yue, C., S. Zhao, R.K. Gallardo,V. McCracken, J.L. Luby, J.McFerson. “U.S. Growers’ Willingness to Pay for Improvement in Rosaceous Fruit Traits.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Forthcoming.
  3. Wang, J., C. Yue, R.K. Gallardo, V. McCracken, J. Luby, and J. McFerson. 2016. “What Consumers are Looking for in Strawberries: Implications from Market Segmentation Analysis.” Agribusiness: an International Journal. PDF
  4. Gallardo, R.K., J.F. Brunner, S. Castagnoli. 2016. “Capturing the Economic Value of Biological Control in Western Tree Fruit.” Biological Control, PDF
  5. Gallardo, R.K. and D. Zilberman. 2016. “The Economic Feasibility of Adopting Mechanical Harvesters by the Blueberry Industry.” HortTechnology 26: 299-308. PDF
  6. Jones, V., N. Mills, J. Brunner, D. Horton, E. Beers, T. Unruh, P. Shearer, J. Goldberger, E. Milickzy, S. Steffan, K. Amarasekare, U. Chambers, A. Gadino, R.K. Gallardo, and W. Jones. 2016.“From Planning to Execution to the Future: An Overview of a Concerted Effort to Enhance Biological Control in Apple, Pear and Walnut Orchards in the Western U.S. Biological Control.” Biological Control. PDF
  7. Zheng, X., C. Yue, R.K. Gallardo, V. McCracken, J. Luby, and J. McFerson. 2016. “What Attributes Are Consumers Looking for in Sweet Cherries? Evidence from Choice Experiments.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 45(1):124-142. PDF
  8. Gallardo,K., H. Li,V. McCracken, C. Yue, J. Luby, and J. McFerson. 2015. “Market Intermediaries’ Ratings of Importance  for Rosaceous Fruits’ Quality Attributes.” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 18(4):121-154. PDF
  9. Gallardo, R.K. and M. Brady. 2015. “Adoption of Labor-Enhancing Technologies by the Specialty Crop Agriculture: The Case of the Washington Apple Industry.” Agricultural Finance Review 75(4): 514-532. PDF
  10. Gallardo, R.K., Hanrahan, I., Hong, Y., and J.Luby. 2015. “Crop Load Management and the Market Profitability of ‘Honeycrisp’.” HortTechnology 25(4): 575-584. PDF
  11. Gallardo, R.K., A. Olanie, R. Ordonez, and M. Ostrom. 2015. “The Use of Wireless Capability at Farmers’ Markets: Results from a Choice Experiment Study.” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 18(1): 79-104. PDF
  12. Yue, C., R.K. Gallardo, J. Luby, A. Rihn, J. McFerson, V. McCracken, T. Gradziel, K. Gasic, G. Reighard, J. Clark, and A. Iezzoni. 2014. “An Evaluation of U.S. Peach Producers Trait Prioritization-Evidence from Audience Surveys.” HortScience 49(10):1309-1314. PDF
  13. Gallardo, R.K., H. Li, V. McCracken, C. Yue, J. Luby, and J. McFerson. 2014. “Market Intermediaries’ Willingness to Pay for Apple, Peach, Cherry, and Strawberry Quality Attributes.”  Agribusiness: An International Journal. PDF
  14. Yue, C., R.K. Gallardo, J.Luby, A. Rihn, J. McFerson, V.McCracken, N. Oraguzie, C. Weebadde, A. Sebolt, A. Iezzoni. 2014. “An Evaluation of U.S. Tart and Sweet Cherry Producers Trait Prioritization-Evidence from Audience Surveys.” HortScience 49(7):931-937. PDF
  15. Nakawuka, P., T. Peters, R.K. Gallardo, D. Toro-Gonzalez, R. Okwany, and D. Walsh. 2014. “Effect of Deficit Irrigation on Yield, Quality, and Grower Returns of Native Spearmint.” Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 140(5). PDF
  16. Yue, C., R.K. Gallardo, J. Luby, B. Katare, A. Rihn, J. McFerson, V. McCracken, V.M. Whitaker, C.E. Finn, J.F. Hancock, C. Weebadde, A. Sebolt, A. Iezzoni. 2014. “An Evaluation of U.S. Strawberry Producers Trait Prioritization: Evidence from Audience Surveys.” HortScience 49: 188-193. PDF
  17. Yue, C., R. K. Gallardo, J. Luby, A. Rihn, J. McFerson, V. McCracken, D. Bedford, S. Brown, K. Evans, C. Weebadde, A. Sebolt, and A. Iezzoni. 2013. “An Investigation of United States Apple Producers Trait Prioritization—Evidence from Audience Surveys.” HortScience 48: 1378-1384. PDF
  18. Toro-Gonzalez, D., R. K. Gallardo, J. Yan, and J. McCluskey. 2013. “Quality Differentiation with Flavors: Demand Estimation of Unobserved Attributes.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization, 11:1-11. PDF
  19. Gallardo, R.K. and Q. Wang. 2013. Willingness to Pay for Pesticides’ Environmental Features and Social Desirability Bias: The Case of Apple and Pear Growers. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 38:1-16. PDF
  20. Yue, C., R.K. Gallardo, V. McCracken, J. Luby, J. McFerson, L. Liu, and A. Iezzoni. 2012. Technical and Socio-Economic Challenges to Setting and Implementing Priorities in North American Rosaceous Fruit Breeding Programs. HortScience, 47: 1320-1327.PDF
  21. Gallardo, R.K., D. Nguyen, V. McCracken, C. Yue, J. Luby, and J. McFerson. 2012. An Investigation of Trait Prioritization in Rosaceous Fruit Breeding Programs. HortScience, 47: 771-776. PDF
  22. Hudson, D. R.K. Gallardo, and T. Hanson.2012. A Comparison of Choice Experiments and Actual Grocery Store Behavior: An Empirical Application to Seafood Products. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 44: 49-62.PDF
  23. Gallardo, R.K., E. Kupferman, R. Beaudry, E. Blankenship, E. Mitcham and C. Watkins. 2011. Market Quality of Pacific Northwest Pears. Journal of Food Distribution Research, 42:89-99. PDF
  24. Gallardo, R.K. 2011. Choice Experiments Findings: A Tool for Fruit Agribusiness Managers.International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 14: 95-110. PDF
  25. Gallardo, R.K., E. Kupferman, and A. Colonna. 2011. Willingness-to-pay for Optimal Anjou Pear Quality. HortScience, 46: 452-456. PDF
  26. Gallardo, R.K., W. Brorsen, and J. Lusk. 2010. Prediction Markets: An Experimental Approach to Forecasting Cattle on Feed. Agricultural Finance Review, 70: 414-426.PDF
  27. Zhang, H., R. K. Gallardo, J. McCluskey, and E. Kupferman. 2010. Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Treatment-Induced Quality Attributes in Anjou Pears. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 35: 105-117. PDF
  28. Marsh, T. and R.K. Gallardo.  2009. Adopting Biological Control for Ornamental Crops in Greenhouses.  CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, May, 4(22): 1-9.PDF
  29. Gallardo, R.K., J. Lusk, R. Holcomb, and P. Rayas-Duarte. 2009. Willingness to Pay for Attribute Level and Variability: The Case of Mexican Millers Demand for Hard Red Winter Wheat.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 41: 599-611. PDF

SELECTED GRANTS

  • USDA-NIFA-AFRI. “Center of Excellence for Food Safety Technologies using Microwave Energy”. PI. Juming Tang, Washington State University. October 2015-September 2019. Award total: $3,999,417. Gallardo’s portion: $278,791.
  • USDA-NIFA-SCRI. “Scale Neutral Harvest Aid System and Sensor Technologies to Improve Harvest Efficiency and Handling of Fresh Market Highbush Blueberries” PI. Chagying Li, University of Georgia. September 2014-2019. Award total: $2,375,545. Gallardo’s portion: $135,322.
  • USDA-NIFA-SCRI. “RosBREED: Combining Disease Resistance Resistance With Horticultural Quality in New Rosaceous Cultivars” PI. Amy Iezonni, Michigan State University. September 2014-2019. Award total: $2,533,515.
  • WSU-Emerging Research Issues. “How will the Affordable Care Act Affect Health Coverage and Employment in the Agricultural Industry in the State of Washington” PI. Bidisha Mandal, Washington State University. January 2014-December 2015. Award total: $75,914.
  • WSU-Emerging Research Issues. “Commercialization of New Varieties” PI. Jill McCluskey, Washington State University. January 2014-December 2015. Award total: $35,971.
  • Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission. “Economic Impact of Apple Maggot Infestation” PI. R. Karina Gallardo. Washington State University. March 2016-February 2017. Award total: $30,887.
  • Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission. “WA38: Evaluation of Rootstocks and Training Systems” PI. Stefano Musacchi. Washington State University. March 2014-Feberuary 2017. Award total: $242,519. Gallardo’s portion: $13,312.
  • Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission. “Developing a Management Strategy for Little Cherry Disease” PI. Elizabeth Beers. Washington State University. March 2014- February 2017. Award total: $191,242. Gallardo’s portion: $9,521.
  • Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission. “Forecasting the Demand and Supply for Tree Farm Labor” PI. R.K. Gallardo. Washington State University. June 2013-March 2014. Award total: $146,109.

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Office Location:

Kalkus 109D
Puyallup Research and Extension Center
2606 West Pioneer
Puyallup WA 98371-4900
Office phone:
(253) 445-4584.