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.
Louisiana Board of Regents Enhancement Program,
Enhancing Plant Health and Food Safety Research and
Teaching Capabilities in Louisiana $131 887, 2015-2016.
IR-4 Program, Fungicides and Bactericides for Bacterial
Leaf Spot Management in Bell Pepper and Tomato $9000,
PQ-Certis Corporation, Effect of Silicon on bell Pepper
health and bacterial leaf Spot Disease Management $12
NIFA-IPM, IPM Implementation for Specialty Crops $120
LDAF Specialty Crop Block Grant, Enhancing La Growers
Food Safety Awareness and Market Opportunities through
GAP/GHP $112 385, 2014-2016.