Phillip L Martin

  • Ph.D. Student
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellow
  • Advised by: Dr. Kari Peter
Fruit Research and Extension Center
PO Box 330, 290 University Drive

Biglerville, Pennsylvania 17307

Education

  • B.A. Biology, Minor in Chemistry, Bucknell University, 2016
  • A.A. Biology, Harrisburg Area Community College, 2014

Biography

Phillip grew up on a diversified hog, chicken and crop farm in New Holland, PA. He worked for an organic dairy farmer for several years, and did a stint in new home construction. His interests in crops and soils led to his pursuit of an education in the agricultural sciences.

At Penn State his research interests focus on bitter rot in apples caused by a Colletotrichum spp. complex. Specifically, he is researching the epidemiology and population biology of bitter rot, checking for fungicide resistance, and testing improved management practices, all of which will be incorporated into a comprehensive fruit rot control plan.

Broadly, his research interests include plant and soil health, integrated pest management, and food security. Other interests include history, international relations, politics, religion, and cross cultural interactions. As a member of Pennsylvania's large plain community, he hopes to encourage mutual respect and understanding between scientific and conservative religious communities.

Publications

Peer-reviewed

Martin, P. L., Krawczyk, T., Khodadadi, F., Aćimović, S. G., and Peter, K.A. (2021). Bitter Rot of Apple in the Mid-Atlantic: Causal Species and Evaluation of the Impacts of Regional Weather Patterns and Cultivar Susceptibility. Phytopathology. Accepted

Martin, P. L., and Peter, K.A. Peter (2020). Quantification of Colletotrichum fioriniae in Orchards and Deciduous Forests Indicates It Is Primarily a Leaf Endophyte. Phytopathology. doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-05-20-0157-R

Khodadadi, F., Gonzalez, J. B., Martin, P. L., Giroux, E., Bilodeau, G. J., Peter, K. A., Doyle, V. P., and Aćimović, S. G. (2020). Identification and characterization of Colletotrichum species causing apple bitter rot in New York and description of C. noveboracense sp. nov. Sci. Rep. 10:11043.

Miele M., Irving B., Wenrich B., Martin P. L., and Rovnyak D., (2016). Reproducibility and Stability of Aqueous Metabolite Levels in Extracted Serum by NMR Spectroscopy. Current Metabolomics, 4. DOI: 10.2174/2213235X04666160711160340

Abstracts

Martin, P. L., Krawczyk, T., Pierce, K., Thomas, C., and Peter, K.A. (2020). A Colletotrichum spp. population from the Mid-Atlantic apple growing region with reduced sensitivity to 10 of 16 fungicide active ingredients. (abstr.) Phytopathology. 110:S2.167 (Poster presentation)

Martin P. L., Krawczyk T. and Peter K. A. (2019). Bitter rot of apple causal species distributions and climatic correlations in Pennsylvania. (abstr.) Am. Phytopathol. Soc. Northeast Div. 78:15 (Oral Presentation)

Martin P. L., and Peter K. A. (2019). Spore dispersal patterns and apple infection timing by Colletotrichum fioriniae, the main bitter rot fungus of apples in Pennsylvania. (abstr.) Phytopathology. 109:S2.6-S2.7 (Oral Presentation)

Martin P. L., and Peter K. A. (2018). Colletotrichum Species Composition and Fungicide Tolerance in Isolates Causing Bitter Rot of Apples in Pennsylvania. (abstr.). Phytopathology. 108.S1.1:19 (Poster presentation)

Proceedings

Martin, P. L., Krawczyk, T., Khodadadi, F., Aćimović, S. G., and Peter, K.A. (2021) Predicting apple bitter rot: modeling the impact of wetness and temperature , and thoughts on the effect of fungicides. Proc. 96th Annu. Cumberland-Shenandoah Fruit Work. Conf. In preparation

Martin, P. L., and Peter, K. A. (2020). Quantification Of Colletotrichum fioriniae In The Forest Suggests Its Main Ecological Role Is That Of A Leaf Endophyte. Proc. 95th Annu. Cumberland-Shenandoah Fruit Work. Conf. 95:64–73

Pierce, K., Thomas, C., Martin, P. L., and Peter, K. A. (2020). Sensitivity Distribution To 11 Fungicides In A Population Of Colletotrichum Isolates From Apple. Proc. 95th Annu. Cumberland-Shenandoah Fruit Work. Conf. 95:74–79

Martin P. L., Krawczyk T., Lehman B., and Peter K. (2018). Bitter rot of apple: What we learned in 2018. Proc. 94th Annu. Cumberland-Shenandoah Fruit Work. Conf. 94:92–94.

Extension

Martin, P. L., Krawczyk, T., Lehman, B., and Peter, K.A. (2020). “Completing the Picture: Characterizing Bitter Rot Fungal Isolates in the Lab and Field". Pennsylvania Fruit News. 100: 33-35

Martin, P. L., Krawczyk T., Lehman B., and Peter K. (2019). Assessment of Resistance to Pre- and Postharvest Site-specific Fungicides in Populations of Fungi that Cause Bitter Rot in Pennsylvania Orchards. Pennsylvania Fruit News. 99:30–31.

Martin, P. L., Krawczyk T., Lehman B., and Peter K. (2018). Getting the Upper Hand on Bitter Rot of Apples: Understanding the Fungal Culprits, Epidemiology, and Fungicide Resistance. Pennsylvania Fruit News. 98:26–27. 

Poster Presentations

ΓΣΔ Research Exposition. (2019). Implications of Multiple Causal Species in Managing Bitter Rot of Apple in Pennsylvania" University Park PA

3rd Partnerships in Biocontrol, Biostimulants & Microbiome Conference (2018). Endophytic Colletotrichum fioriniae as a possible inoculum source for bitter rot of apple. Philadelphia PA 

21st Penn State Plant Biology Symposium. (2018). The lifestyles, hosts and sources of Colletotrichum fioriniae and their relevance in causing bitter rot on apple. University Park PA 

ΓΣΔ Research Exposition. (2018). Getting the Upper Hand on Bitter Rot of Apples: Understanding the Fungal Culprits, Epidemiology, and Control Strategies. University Park PA