Gerard T. Berggren, Jr.
Professor & Department Head
First identified Southern soybean stem canker in Louisiana,
along with N. L. Horn, H. K. Whitam, and J. P. Snow.
Through collaborative efforts with other scientists (J. P.
Snow, H. K. Whitam, and B. G. Harville) identified soybean
cultivars most resistant to southern stem canker.
Identified soybean cultivars most resistant to red crown rot
(in collaboration with D. K. Berner, B. G. Harville, and J.
With J. P. Snow and B. Lalitha, (Graduate Assistant)
identified a toxin produced by the stem canker fungus.
Results of fungicides screening research demonstrated the
utilization of single application of materials for control
of foliar, pod and stem diseases, and the control of soybean
aerial blight. This contributed significantly to the
labeling of two materials for the management of diseases.
Diseases of Agronomic Crops
Integrated Pest Management
Introductory Plant Pathology
Plant Disease Diagnosis and Control
Seminar - Graduate Seminar in Plant Pathology
Miscellaneous Professional Activities
Business Manager for the APS publication Fungicide and
Nematicide Tests, 1986-1999
President, Southern Soybean Disease Workers, 1986-1987
Member of the American Phytopathological Society
New Fungicide and Nematicide Data Committee, 1984-1987
Editorial Board, Louisiana Agriculture, 1984-1986
Chairman, Southern Regional Information Exchange Group
(Soybean IPM), 1984-1985
President, Louisiana Association of Plant Pathologists and
Vice President, Southern Soybean Disease Workers, 1984-1985
Vice President, Louisiana Association of Plant Pathologists
and Nematologists, 1983-1984
Member Louisiana Seed Commission - soybean stem canker
Distinguished Alumnus, Southeastern Louisiana
University, College of
Arts and Sciences (2003)
Distinguished Service Award for Faculty Excellence in
Teaching and Graduate Advising (1986)
Department Head's Award for Faculty Excellence (1985, 1986)
Department Head's Award for Outstanding Faculty Member
Distinguished Service Award for Fungicide and Nematicide
Tests (1992, 1999)
Professional Society Memberships
American Phytopathological Society
Louisiana Association of Plant Pathologists and
(Louisiana Plant Protection Association)
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