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Seminar Series

Spring 2017 Seminars

Held every Monday during the semester at 2:30 p.m. in Room 2401 of Miller Plant Science Building in Athens and Room 201 of Nespal in Tifton.


January 9, 2017

Bacterial fruit blotch of cucurbits: a model for studying seedborne phytobacteria : Dr. Ron Walcott (Post-Tenure Review), Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia

January 16, 2017

MLK Holiday

January 23, 2017

Take me with you! Advanced portable tools for in-field real time detection of pathogens and resistance phenotyping: Dr. Caterina Villari, Assistant Professor, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia

January 30, 2017

Fusarium verticillioides exhibits global responses to lipopeptide challenge from Bacillus mojavensis RRC101: Alex Blacutt (PhD exit seminar)

February 6, 2017

Biology and management of vegetable and soilborne oomycete diseases: Dr. Pingsheng Ji, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia

February 13, 2017

Getting the message out: The importance of Extension for row-crop growers in Georgia: Dr. Bob Kemerait (Post-Tenure Review), Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia

February 20, 2017

On the biology of new and old fruit diseases:  Dr. Harald Scherm (Post-Tenure Review), Department Head, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia

February 27, 2017   

Nematode management in perennial fruit crops:  Dr. Jim Noe (Post-Tenure Review), Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia

March 6, 2017

Spring Break

March 13, 2017

Progress in managing pecan scab and understanding the causal agent, Fusicladium effusum: Clive Bock, USDA-ARS, Byron, GA

March 20, 2017

An integrated peanut disease management strategy with an emphasis on organic production systems: Brian Jordan (Exit Seminar MS Candidate) 

 

March 27, 2017

Use of an unmanned aerial vehicle for assessing tomato spotted wilt and leaf spot diseases in peanut mapping populations: Sara Beth Pelham (Exit Seminar MS Candidate)

 

April 3, 2017

Genotypic and environmental influences on the host-parasite interaction between Meloidogyne arenaria and Pasteuria penetrans: Chang Liu (Exit Seminar PhD Candidate)

 

April 10, 2017

Exploring the occurrence of horizontal gene transfer and its role in the evolution and adaptation of Fusarium verticillioides:  Shan Gao (Exit Seminar PhD Candidate)

 

April 17, 2017

Career opportunities in industry for plant pathologists: Javier Delgado, Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, IN

April 20, 2017

Genetic and functional investigation of the STUA transcription factor in, and a biological control agent of, the mycotoxigenic fungus Fusarium verticillioides:  Manisha Rath (Exit Seminar PhD Candidate)

*Note this seminar occurs Thursday, April 20th 12:45-1:45pm in Miller Plant Sciences Bldg. Room 2401

April 24, 2017

Infectious disease networks: data, modeling, and prediction:  John Drake, UGA Odum School of Ecology

 

April 28, 2017

An Odd Group of Tropical Plant Pathogenic Mushrooms:  Dr. Jean Lodge, Center for Forest Mycology Research, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory & Northern Research Station, Luquillo, Puerto Rico

*Note this seminar occurs Friday, April 28th 12:20 - 1:10pm in Miller Plant Sciences Bldg. Room 2108

 

May 26, 2017

Tracking a wild path: The use of genomics and wild relatives to incorporate pest and disease resistances into peanut:  Soraya Leal-Bertioli, Visiting Scholar The Plant Center

*Note this seminar occurs Friday, May 26th 10:10 - 11:00pm in Miller Plant Sciences Bldg. Room 2108

June 29, 2017

Utilizing –omics technologies to study drought stress related to host resistance against Aspergillus flavus colonization and aflatoxin production:  Jake Fountain (Exit Seminar PhD Candidate)

*Note this seminar occurs Friday, June 29th 10:00 am in Miller Plant Sciences Bldg. Room 2401