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Gerard T. Berggren, Jr.
Professor & Department Head

Professional Experience
Research Contribution:
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. P. Snow).

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.

Teaching Experience
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 Nematologists, 1984-1985
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 committee, 1983-1984

Distinguished Alumnus, Southeastern Louisiana University, College of
Arts and Sciences (2003)
Distinguished Service Award for Faculty Excellence in Classroom
Teaching and Graduate Advising (1986)
Department Head's Award for Faculty Excellence (1985, 1986)
Department Head's Award for Outstanding Faculty Member (1985)
Distinguished Service Award for Fungicide and Nematicide Tests (1992, 1999)

Professional Society Memberships
American Phytopathological Society
Louisiana Association of Plant Pathologists and Nematologists
(Louisiana Plant Protection Association)

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