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Cynthia M. Ocamb

cindy ocamb

Associate Professor

Ph.D., 1991, University of Minnesota, Mpls-St.Paul

ocambc@science.oregonstate.edu

Office/Lab: Cordley 2090/2058/2061
Phone: 541-737-4020/4127

Research and Extension Area

Diagnosis and disease management in vegetable and field crops.

Description of Research

Primary interests include pathogen biology and disease management. Research emphasis is on the integration of cultural and chemical practices with alternative strategies, such as biopesticides, for suppression of diseases in field and vegetable crops. Current research projects include studies on diseases that affect specialty seed production of vegetables, flower, and field seed crops. My current emphasis is on black leg and light leaf spot in crucifer crops.  I also have a stong interest in soilborne diseases with pathogenic Fusarium species my primary target.  We are currently investigating Fusarium crown and stalk node rot of corn as well as wilt diseases in flower seed crops.

Research Group Members

Graduate Students

Briana Claassen

Related Links

NEWPacific Northwest Plant Disease Management Handbook

Publications

Wolfenbarger, S. N., S. T. Massie, C. M. Ocamb7, E. B. Eck, G G. Grove, M. E. Nelson, C. Probst, M. C. Twomey, and D. H. Gent. 2016.  Distribution and characterization of Podosphaera macularis virulent on hop cultivars possessing R6-based resistance to powdery mildew. Plant Disease: 6:1212-1221.

Ocamb, C. M., and D. H. Gent.  2015.  Fusarium Canker, In: Field Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Hops, 3rd ed. S.D. O’Neil, D. B. Walsh, and D. H. Gent, eds.,  Pullman, WA: U.S. Hop Industry Plant Protection Committee. 106 pp. online at http:/www.usahops.org

Gent, D. H., and C. M. Ocamb2.  2015.  Hop cone tip blight, In: Field Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Hops, 3rd ed. S.D. O’Neil, D. B. Walsh, and D. H. Gent, eds.,  Pullman, WA: U.S. Hop Industry Plant Protection Committee. 106 pp. online at http:/www.usahops.org

Ocamb C. M. 2014. Evaluation of materials for control of Fusarium diseases in sweet corn, 2013. Plant Disease Management Report: Report No. 8:ST013.

Ocamb C. M. 2014. Evaluation of materials for control of white and gray mold in snap beans, 2013. Plant Disease Management Report: Report No. 8:V178.

Wolfenbarger, S. N., E. B. Eck, C. M. Ocamb,  -M. E. Nelson, G. G. Grove, and D. H. Gent.  2014.  Outbreaks of Powdery Mildew (caused by Podosphaera macularis) on Hop Cultivars Possessing the Resistance Gene R6 in the Pacific Northwestern U.S.  Plant Disease: 98:852.

Hart, J.M., N.P. Anderson, T.G. Chastain, M.D. Flowers, C.M. Ocamb, M.E. Mellbye, and W.C. Young III.  2013.  Nutrient Management Guide: Perennial Ryegrass Grown for Seed (Western Oregon).  OSU Extension EM 9086.

Ocamb C. M., and T. Bazurto. 2013. Evaluation of materials for control of Fusarium diseases in sweet corn, 2012. Plant Disease Management Report No. 7:V082.

Ocamb C. M., T. Bazurto, and R. B. McReynolds. 2012. Evaluation of materials for control of white mold in snap beans, 2011. Plant Disease Management Report No. 6:V126.

Mitchell, M. N., C. M. Ocamb, N. J. Grünwald, L. E. Mancino, and D. H. Gent. 2011. Genetic and pathogenic relatedness of Pseudoperonospora cubensis and P. humuli. Phytopathology: 101:805-818.

Ocamb C. M., T. Bazurto, and R. B. McReynolds. 2011. Evaluation of materials for control of white mold and gray mold in snap beans, 2010. Plant Disease Management Report No. 5:V090.

Pscheidt, J. W., and C. M. Ocamb, Senior Editors.  2011.  Pacific Northwest Plant Disease Management Handbook.  Oregon State Extension Service.  611 pp.
Mitchell, M. N., C. M. Ocamb, N. J. Grünwald, L. E. Mancino, and D. H. Gent. 2011. Genetic and pathogenic relatedness of Pseudoperonospora cubensis and P. humuli. Phytopathology: 101:805-818.