McInnesBenjamin McInnes

Graduate Student
Email: BMcInnes@agcenter.lsu.edu
M
ajor Professor: Dr. Edward McGawley

Education

M.S. in Plant Pathology, Louisiana State University, 2015-Present

B.S. in Horticultural Science, University of Georgia- 2014

 

 

Area of Research

Reniform nematode (Rotylenchulus reniformis) is a major plant parasitic nematode found on a wide range of hosts, particularly soybeans and cotton, in Louisiana.  Research has shown variation among geographic isolates of R. reniformis.  My research focuses on developing an abbreviated host differential assay, using cotton and soybean, to distinguish virulence phenotypes of R. reniformis