302 Life Sciences Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-1464
Fax: (225) 578-1415
B.A. in History, Hendrix College, Conway AR - 1974
M.S. in Plant Pathology, University of Arkansas - 1978
Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, University of California at Davis
Areas of Specialization/Research
Pathogens and diseases
affecting sugarcane, all aspects of disease management,
conventional and molecular selection for host plant
resistance, Pythium, and changes in soil microbial
communities associated with sugarcane monoculture.
PLHL 7083 - Epidemiology and Crop Loss Assessment, 3 hour
This course introduces
graduate students to basic concepts of interactions between
pathogen and host populations and the environment, the
description and prediction of disease increase in time and
space, implications for disease management, and techniques
to assess losses to plant diseases.