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Gordon E. Holcomb
Professor Emeritus

Areas of Specialization/Research
My research project (Hatch LAB93535) is concerned with the etiology, biology and management of diseases of ornamental plants and turfgrasses. Specific projects include evaluation of ornamental plant cultivars for disease resistance/susceptibility, conducting surveys for the appearance of new or developing disease problems, new virus diseases of ornamentals, virus disease problems of centipedegrass and St. Augustinegrass, control of camellia flower blight, production and germination of sclerotia of Ciborinia camelliae (camellia flower blight pathogen) in culture and alternatives to fungicides for disease control on ornamental plants.

Miscellaneous Professional Activities
Associate Editor of Journal of Plant Disease, 2004 - 2006
Reviewer for APS Press, Journal of Plant Disease and New
Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science

Professional Organization Committees
American Phytopathological Society
Sustaining Associates Committee
Ornamentals and Turf Committee
Teaching Committee

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Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803 
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