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Plant Disease Management and Adaptive Research Faculty

  • Department Head
  • Professor of Plant Pathology and Systematic Bacteriology


814-865-7448

  • Special Assistant to the Deans, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Professor


814-865-2541

Integrated management of potato diseases through resistance, chemicals, biofumigation and crop rotation; Improve the genetic resistance of potato to late blight and early blight

  • Assistant Professor and Research Associate
  • Director, Southeast Agricultural Research & Extension Center


717-653-4728

  • Professor


814-865-1689

Clarification of the Puccinia horiana disease cycle in chrysanthemums and related hosts; etiology, dendrochronology, and management of hardwood tree diseases

  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Field Crop Pathology


814-865-0680

  • Professor of Mycology
  • Director, Fusarium Research Center


814-865-9773

Fusarium symbionts of invasive ambrosia beetles that damage avocado and other woody hosts

  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Associate Professor Vegetable Pathology


814-865-7328

Biology, epidemiology, and management of fungal, bacterial and oomycete pathogens in vegetable production systems; develop integrated pest management strategies

  • Professor


814-865-6290

  • Associate Professor
  • Coordinator and Adviser of the Minor in Plant Pathology


814-863-2355

Verticillium and Fusarium wilts of vegetable crops: bacterial leaf spot of stone fruits

  • Assistant Professor and Research Associate, Tree Fruit Pathology


717-677-6116

  • Research Associate


814-867-4928

  • Professor


814-777-4498

Integrated management of turfgrass diseases

  • Professor


814-867-0324

Translational biotechnology for crop improvement