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Donald M. Ferrin
Assistant Professor

Publications/Presentations/Patents

Technical Publications
1. Ferrin, D. M., and Ramsdell, D. C. 1977. Ascospore dispersal and infection of grapes by Guignardia bidwellii, the causal agent of grape black rot disease. Phytopathology 67:1501-1505.

2. Ferrin, D. M., and Mellinger, H. C. 1977. Control of Phytophthora wilt of azaleas with CGA 48988. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 90:333-336.

3. Ferrin, D. M., and Ramsdell, D. C. 1978. Influence of conidia dispersal and environment on infection of grape by Guignardia bidwellii. Phytopathology 68:892-895.

4. Ferrin, D. M., and Mitchell, D. J. 1986. Influence of initial density and distribution of inoculum on the epidemiology of tobacco black shank. Phytopathology 76:1153-1158.

5. Ferrin, D. M., and Mitchell, D. J. 1986. Influence of soil water status on the epidemiology of tobacco black shank. Phytopathology 76:1213-1217.

6. Lutz, A. L., Paulus, A. O., Ferrin, D. M., and Nelson, J. A. 1988. A new disease of myrtle. Calif. Agric. 42:24-25.

7. Lutz, A. L., Menge, J. A., and Ferrin, D. M. 1991. Increased germination of propagules of Phytophthora parasitica by heating citrus soils sampled during winter. Phytopathology 81:865-872.

8. Ferrin, D. M., and Kabashima, J. N. 1991. In vitro insensitivity to metalaxyl of isolates of Phytophthora citricola and P. parasitica from ornamental hosts in southern California. Plant Disease 75:1041-1044.

9. Sandlin, C. M., Ferrin, D. M., and Kabashima, J. N. 1991. Foliar blight and branch dieback of container- grown giant redwood in California caused by Phytophthora citrophthora. Plant Disease 75:1074.

10. Ferrin, D. M., and Rohde, R. G. 1992. Population dynamics of Phytophthora parasitica, the cause of root and crown rot of Catharanthus roseus, in relation to fungicide use. Plant Disease 76:60-63.

11. Ferrin, D. M., and Rohde, R. G. 1992. In vivo expression of resistance to metalaxyl by a nursery isolate of Phytophthora parasitica from Catharanthus roseus. Plant Disease 76:82-84.

12. Ferrin, D. M., and Wadsworth, M. L. 1992. Effect of metalaxyl on sporulation and growth of metalaxyl- resistant and metalaxyl-sensitive isolates of Phytophthora parasitica in vitro. Plant Disease 76:492-495.

13. Sandlin, C. M., Wadsworth, M. L., Ferrin, D. M., and Sanchez, L. 1992. First report of root rot of Monterey pine in California caused by Phytophthora citricola. Plant Disease 76:643.

14. Paine, T. D., Hanlon, C. C., Pittenger, D. R., Ferrin, D. M., and Malinoski, M. K. 1992. Consequences of water and nitrogen management on growth and aesthetic quality of drought-tolerant woody landscape plants. J. Environ. Hort. 10:94-99.

15. Sandlin, C. M., and Ferrin, D. M. 1992. Root rot of Brachychiton populneus seedlings caused by Lasiodiplodia theobromae. Plant Disease 76:883-885.

16. Sandlin, C. M., and Ferrin, D. M. 1992. Foliar blight and root rot of container-grown giant redwood caused by Phytophthora citrophthora. Plant Disease 77:591-594.

17. Brooks, F. E., and Ferrin, D. M. 1993. Branch dieback of southern California chaparral vegetation caused by Botryosphaeria dothidea. Phytopathology 84:78-83.

18. Brooks, F. E., and Ferrin, D. M. 1994. First report of Phytophthora root rot of Penstemon species. Plant Disease 79:212.

19. Barr, M. E., Ohr, H. D., Ferrin, D. M., and Mundo-Ocampo, M. 1997. A new species of Serenomyces from date palm in California. Mycotaxon 61:481-484.

20. Waugh, M. M., Kim, D. H., Ferrin, D. M., and Stanghellini, M. E. 2003. Reproductive potential of Monosporascus cannonballus. Plant Disease 87:45-50.

21. Stanghellini, M.E., Ferrin, D.M., Kim, D.H., Waugh, M.M., Radewald, K.C., Sims, J.J., Ohr, H.D., Mayberry, K.S., Turini, T., and McCaslin, M.A. 2003. Application of preplant fumigants via drip irrigation systems for the management of root rot of melons caused by Monosporascus cannonballus. Plant Disease 87:1176-1178.

22. Stanghellini, M.E., Kim, D.H., Waugh, M.M., Ferrin, D.M., Alcantara, T., and Rasmussen, S.L. 2004. Infection and colonization of melon roots by Monosporascus cannonballus in two cropping seasons in Arizona and California. Plant Pathology 53:54-57.

23. Stanghellini, M.E., Waugh, M.M., Radewald, K.C., Kim, D.H., Ferrin, D.M., and Turini, T. 2004. Crop residue destruction strategies that enhance rather than inhibit reproduction of Monosporascus cannonballus. Plant Pathology 53:50-53.

24. Radewald, K.C., Ferrin, D.M., and Stanghellini, M.E. 2004. Sanitation practices that inhibit reproduction of Monosporascus cannonballus in melon roots left in the field after crop termination. Plant Pathology 53:660-668.

25. Waugh, M.M., Ferrin, D.M., and Stanghellini, M.E. 2005. Colonization of cantaloupe roots by Monosporascus cannonballus. Mycol. Res. 109:1297-1301.

26. Ferrin, D.M., and Stanghellini, M.E. 2006. Effects of osmotic water potential on mycelial growth and perithecial production of Monosporascus cannonballus in vitro. Plant Pathology 55: accepted for publication.

Selected Abstracts
1. Ferrin, D. M. 1987. A mathematical model to describe the movement of Phytophthora zoospores through soil. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 77:1753.

2. Sandlin, C. M., and Ferrin, D. M. 1988. Stress-related pith necrosis and root rot of Pinus pinea caused by Fusarium sp. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 78:1521.

3. Menge, J. A., Johnson, E. L. V., Pond, E., Ferrin, D., Liu, H., Lutz, A., Strother, M., Bartnicki, D., Afek, U., and Sjoerdsma, J. 1988. Distribution and frequency of Phytophthora parasitica and P. citrophthora associated with root rot of citrus in California. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 78:1576.

4. Polek, M., and Ferrin, D. M. 1990. Influence of temperature and leaf wetness duration on infection and disease development by Uromyces dianthi on carnations. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 80:971.

5. Polek, M., and Ferrin, D. M. 1991. Development of a ranking system to assess carnation cultivars for resistance to Uromyces dianthi. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 81:1142.

6. Sandlin, C. M., and Ferrin, D. M. 1991. Phytophthora root rot of Italian stone pine. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 81:1176.

7. Polek, M., and Ferrin, D. M. 1991. Influence of temperature on the ability of urediospores of Uromyces dianthi to cause disease on carnations. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 81:1233.

8. Brooks, F., and Ferrin, D. M. 1991. Drought stress as a predisposing factor to branch dieback in California chaparral plant communities. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 81:1236.

9. Ferrin, D., Guillemet, F., Campbell, S., and Menge, J. 1991. Effect of soil type and rootstock on Phytophthora root rot of avocado. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 81:1242.

10. Polek, M., and Ferrin, D. M. 1992. Effect of host cultivar, temperature, and inoculum concentration on carnation rust caused by Uromyces dianthi. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 82:1078-1079.

11. Ferrin, D. M. 1992. Differential virulence of six species of Phytophthora to eight cultivars of Ceanothus sp. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 82:1122.

12. Sandlin, C. M., and Ferrin, D. M. 1992. Effect of length of irrigation period on root rot of Italian stone pine caused by Phytophthora parasitica. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 82:1161.

13. Ferrin, D. M., and Stanghellini, M. E. 2004. The effect of osmotic water potential on growth and reproduction of Monosporascus cannonballus. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 94:S29.

14. Ferrin, D. M., and Stanghellini, M. E. 2004. The effect of two melanin biosynthesis inhibitors on growth and reproduction of Monosporascus cannonballus. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 94:S29.

15. Nielsen, C. J., Ferrin, D. M., and Stanghellini, M. E. 2004. Cyclic production of sporangia and zoospores by Phytophthora capsici on pepper roots in hydroponic culture. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 94:S76.

16. Nielsen, C. J., Stanghellini, M. E., and Ferrin, D. M. 2004. Phytophthora in recirculating cultural systems: The influence of different irrigation regimes on disease development. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 94:S153.

17. Stanghellini, M. E., Ferrin, D. M., and Radewald, K. C. 2003. Effect of fumigation depth on root rot of melon caused by Monosporascus cannonballus. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 94:S154.

 

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