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Christopher A. Clark

302 Life Sciences Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-1381
Fax: (225) 578-1415

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1976-77
Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University - 1976
Master of Science, Cornell University - 1973
Bachelor of Science, Cornell University - 1970

Areas of Specialization/Research
Research on diseases of sweetpotato. Currently, efforts are concentrated in two areas, cultivar decline and postharvest diseases.

Teaching Experience:
PLHL 4000 General Plant Pathology
PLHL 8800 - Practicum in Plant Pathology

Professional Experience
Research Contribution: In addition to the work documented in the references below, over the last 36 years, the multidisciplinary sweetpotato research team in the LSU AgCenter has released several cultivars of sweetpotato that have had multiple disease resistance. In addition to Beauregard, which dominated US acreage for almost 20 years, and was grown in several other countries, recent releases have included: Evangeline, Bonita, Muraski-29, Orleans, and L07-146. This group has also developed a virus-tested foundation seed program operated at the Sweet Potato Research Station at Chase which has been providing high quality seed to farmers since 1999.

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Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology
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Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803 
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