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Luisa Santamaria

Luisa Santamaria

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2007, University of Delaware

 

Office/Lab:OSU North Willamette Research and Extension Center
Phone: 503-678-1264   
Email:Luisa.Santamaria@oregonstate.edu  
 

Research Area

My main goal is to develop educational programs based on the needs and priorities for the Oregon nursery industry.
Program Areas of Focus:
• Bilingual Education programs in plant health.
• Management practices to control plant diseases in Nursery crops and ornamentals.
• Applied research in soil-borne pathogens.

Description of Research

Description of Research /Extension program
Primary Audience(s) Served: Nursery growers and managers, Spanish speaking workers, High School and Community College students.
Key Programs in progress:
• Survey for “Nursery Industry Assessment of Hispanic Employee Training opportunities” (English and Spanish forms).
• Customized training in plant health for the Nursery Industry.
• Workshop: Introduction to plant pathology with hands-on experience, and demonstration of diagnostic tools (In Spanish).
• Training of High School students in different techniques of microbiology and plant pathology. Current research in this program: Isolation and identification of endophytes and potential pathogens of Himalayan blackberry, a noxious weed in the PNW.

Related Links

North Willamette Research and Extension Center

Publications

Santamaria L., T.A.Evans, Everts K.L, and R.P. Mulrooney, 2009. Diurnal pattern of release and survival of sporangia of Phytophthora phaseoli and the effect of leaf wetness duration and timing on the incidence of downy mildew of lima bean. Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. In progress.

Santamaria L., T.A. Evans, R..P. Mulrooney, and R.B. Carroll. 2006. Evaluation of USDA and CIAT lima bean germplasm accessions for resistance to downy mildew, 2005. Biological and Cultural Tests (online) Report No. 21:V008 . DOI:10.1094/BC21. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.

Santamaria L., T.A. Evans, R..P. Mulrooney, and R.B. Carroll. 2006. Evaluation of lima bean cultivars for resistance to downy mildew, 2005. Biological and Cultural Tests (online) Report No. 21:V007. DOI:10.1094/BC21. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.

Santamaria L., T.A. Evans, R..P. Mulrooney, and R.B. Carroll. 2005. Evaluation of USDA and CIAT lima bean germplasm accessions for resistance to downy mildew, 2004. Biological and Cultural Tests (online) Report No. 20:V013 . DOI:10.1094/BC20. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.

Santamaria L., T.A. Evans, R..P. Mulrooney, R.B. Carroll. 2005. Evaluation of lima bean cultivars for resistance to downy mildew, 2004. Biological and Cultural Tests (online) Report No. 20:V014 . DOI:10.1094/BC20. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN

Santamaria L., R.P. Mulrooney, Kitto S.L. 2004 . Screening for root-knot nematode response in somaclonal variants of Solanum quitoense Lam.  Nematropica: 34 (1): 73 – 82.  

Santamaria L. , T.A. Evans, J. Davey, R.P. Mulrooney, and R.B. Carroll. 2004 . Evaluation of lima bean cultivars for resistance to downy mildew caused by Phytophthora phaseoli, 2003. Biological and Cultural Tests (online) Report No. 19:V016. DOI:10.1094/BC19. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.

Evans T.A. , L. Santamaria, R.P. Mulrooney, and R.B. Carroll. 2003. Evaluation of baby lima bean cultivars for resistance to downy mildew, 2002. Biological and Cultural Tests (online) Report No. 18:V028 . DOI:10.1094/BC18. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.

Santamaria L., Koch A., Padilla, A., 1992 . Aislamiento e Identificación de bacterias fijadoras de nitrógeno de vida libre en el Pasochoa y Atacazo , Thesis for Licenciatura in Biological Sciences – Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. October 1991. Published by CONUEP Quito-Ecuador.