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Milton C. Rush
Professor Emeritus

302 Life Sciences Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-1393
Fax: (225) 578-1415


Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University - 1970
M.S. in Plant Pathology, University of Arizona - 1966
B.S. in Plant Pathology, University of Arizona - 1964

Areas of Specialization/Research

Diseases of rice; etiology, epidemiology, control, breeding for resistance, tissue culture, transformation with PR genes.

Focuses on the epidemiology, etiology, and control of rice diseases, breeding for disease resistance in rice, biological control of rice pathogens, and rice tissue culture and transformation. Our rice tissue culture efforts are directed toward developing disease resistance through in vitro selection of clonal variation, transformation with PR genes, and improvement of rice tissue culture and transformation techniques.


PLHL 4001- Plant Disease Management and Control.

Research Projects

Breeding, Etiological, Epidemiological, and Biotechnological Research for Controlling Rice Diseases


Publications | Curriculum Vitae

Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology
302 Life Science Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803 
(225) 578-1464

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