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RETIREMENT FOR TWO BPP PLANT PATHOLOGISTS

David Sugar emphasized the development of techniques for integrated management of post-harvest fruit diseases, including cultural, chemical, and biological methods, especially in pears. He was especially interested in management strategies for disease control without the use of fungicides, and integration of disease control with horticultural practices.

Richard Smiley emphasized the biology and control of soilborne plant-pathogenic fungi and plant-parasitic nematodes that cause root and crown diseases of wheat and barley. Disease management strategies include investigations of tillage and cropping systems, improvement of genetic tolerance in crop varieties, and chemical control.

Recent articles:

Good Fruit Grower

East Oregonian