Bull Lab

We study bacterial diseases of plants and mushrooms

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The Pennsylvania State University

Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology Department

The focus of our research is Translational Taxonomy of Bacterial Plant Pathogens.

We use taxonomic inquiry to develop management strategies for bacterial diseases of plants and cultivated mushrooms. Management strategies include biological control, host plant resistance, inoculum detection and management, and changes crop production practices (e.g., crop rotation).

We have major projects investigating bacterial disease of Lettuce, Cucurbits, Beets and Chard, Mushrooms, and Potato. We provide taxonomic expertise for researchers and stakeholders in government, academia, and industry.