Dr. Tristan WatsonTristan Watson

Assistant Professor

A415 Life Sciences Annex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-1387
Fax: 225-578-1415
E-mail: TWatson@agcenter.lsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae




2018-20. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, United States
2018. Ph.D. in Biology, University of British Columbia, Canada
2013. B.Sc. in Microbiology, University of British Columbia, Canada

Areas of Specialization/Research:

My research program focuses on identifying effective integrated nematode management options on all crops grown in Louisiana. Central themes in my research program include evaluation of non-fumigant nematicides, determining the role of soil health in nematode management, nematode interspecific interactions, and determining the distribution of plant-parasitic nematodes.

Courses Taught:

PLHL 7000 - Phytonematology

Selected Publications:

Watson, T.T., Strauss, S.L., Desaeger, J.A. (2020) Identification and characterization of Javanese root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne javanica) suppressive soils in Florida. Applied Soil Ecology 154C: 103597

Watson, T.T., Suarez, M., Deng, Z., Desaeger, J.A. (2020) Plant-parasitic nematodes associated with the root zone of hop cultivars planted in a Florida field soil. Journal of Nematology 52: e2020-40

Watson, T.T., Noling, J.W., Desaeger, J.A. (2020) Fluopyram as a rescue nematicide for managing sting nematode (Belonolaimus longicaudatus) on commercial strawberry in Florida. Crop Protection 132C: 105-108

Watson, T.T., Nelson, L.M., Neilsen, D., Neilsen, G.H., Forge, T.A. (2019) Pre-plant incorporation of compost as a non-fumigant alternative to promote the establishment of fruit trees at old orchard sites. Acta Horticulturae 1266: 331-335

Forge, T.A., Neilsen, D., Neilsen, G.H., Munro, P., Watson, T.T., Nelson, L.M., Jones, M. (2019) Utility of compost and wood mill waste amendments to mitigate severe replant stress of sweet cherry. Acta Horticulturae 1266: 421-427

Desaeger, J.A., Watson, T.T. (2019) Evaluation of new chemical and biological nematicides for tomato production and associated double-crops in Florida. Pest Management Science 75: 3363-3370

Watson, T.T., Nelson, L.M., Forge, T.A. (2019) Preplant soil incorporation of compost to mitigate replant disease: soil biological factors associated with plant growth promotion in orchard soil. Compost Science and Utilization 26: 286-296

Watson, T.T., Desaeger, J.A. (2019) Evaluation of non-fumigant chemical and biological nematicides for strawberry production in Florida. Crop Protection 107C: 100-107

Watson, T.T., Forge, T.A., Nelson, L.M. (2018) Pseudomonads contribute to regulation of Pratylenchus penetrans (Nematoda) populations on apple. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 64: 1-11

Watson, T.T., Nelson, L.M., Neilsen, D., Neilsen, G.H., Forge, T.A. (2018) Low-volume irrigation systems influence Pratylenchus penetrans populations, root colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, and replant establishment of sweet cherry. Scientia Horticulturae 239: 50-56

Watson, T.T., Nelson, L.M., Neilsen, D., Neilsen, G.H., Forge, T.A. (2017) Soil amendments influence Pratylenchus penetrans populations, beneficial rhizosphere microorganisms, and growth of newly planted sweet cherry. Applied Soil Ecology 117-118: 212-220

Forge, T.A., Neilsen, D., Neilsen, G.H., Watson, T.T. (2016) Using compost amendments to enhance soil health and replant establishment of tree-fruit crops. Acta Horticulturae 1146: 103-108