- Virus, nematodes and fungal pathogens are responsible for extensive losses in the important vegetable growing region of the Columbia Basin in northeast Oregon and eastern Washington. My research is centered around the identification of the specific pathogens and understanding their lifecycle and then their control through cultural manipulation and/or through chemical and biotechnical methods.
- Robert Cating
- Javier Almaguer
Identification and control of diseases impacting vegetable and seed crops; understanding impacts to soilborne pathogens following fumigation; diseases caused by Phytophthora sp.; Identification and control of Potato diseases.
Research Group Members
Faculty Research Assistants/Associates
The Plant Clinic at Hermiston
Program Manager: Philip Hamm
Laboratory Manager: Robert Cating
The plant clinic in Hermiston provides disease diagnosis and recommendations for disease prevention and control to county extension agents, growers, agricultural consultants, agricultural companies, and home owners in North central & Northeast Oregon and elsewhere. The clinic also provides a fee testing service for many virus diseases and soilborne fungi. Call for details: 541-567-8321