Melanie L. Lewis Ivey
302 Life Sciences Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-8537
Fax: (225) 578-1415
B.Sc. Microbiology, The
University of Guelph, 1996
M.Sc. Plant Sciences, The University of Western Ontario,
PhD. Plant pathology, The Ohio State University, 2011
Areas of Specialization/Research
Development and integration of economical and
sustainable strategies for plant disease management and
food safety practices in vegetables and other
Development of effective
communication and information
exchange strategies, specific to horticultural producers
Louisiana and surrounding states,
through the use of
mental models, operation risk assessments, expert
elicitations and scoping or systematic reviews.
Current Research and Extension
Operational risk assessment and expert elicitation of
risk factors for microbial contamination in the tomato
greenhouse production chain.
Development of co-management sanitation practices to
mitigate the risk of Xanthomonas gardneri,
Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis
and Salmonella spp. in pelleted tomato seed.
Development of an interactive best management practices
guide for vegetable transplant production.
Lewis Ivey, M.L. and Miller, S.A., Sanitizing Tomato Seed
Treatments to Address Two Emerging Trends in Ohio: Pelleted
Seed and Human Pathogen-free Seed. ODA Specialty Crop Block
Grant. October 1, 2013-September 31, 2015. $86384
Jasinkski, J.R., Welte, C., Lewis Ivey, M.L. ($30 000),
Miller, S.A., Dorrance, A. et al. Extension Integrated Pest
Management Coordination and Support Program; 2013-2016,
Miller, S.A., Xu, X., and Lewis Ivey, M.L. Reliable and
sensitive detection of Clavibacter michiganensis
subsp. michiganensis and Salmonella enterica
in tomato greenhouse irrigation water. BC Greenhouse
Growers' Association Research Project
Growing Forward 2; 2013-2015, $77092.
Lewis Ivey, M.L. and Miller, S.A. Identification of Seed
Treatments to Manage Bacterial Plant and Human Pathogens on
Tomato. Ohio Vegetable and Small Fruit Research &
Development Program (OVSFRDP); 2013, $3400.