Final AFE Research Reports on Disease Management from projects funded by the Endowment.

Disease Management Coleus Cultivars and Downy Mildew – Report #136 (December 2014)
Margery Daughtrey1, Blair Harlan2, Sheila Linderman2, and Mary K. Hausbeck2, 1Cornell University, LIHREC, and 2Plant, Soil & Microbial Sciences Department, Michigan State University

Understanding Gerbera Powdery Mildew – Report #135 (July 2013)
Leah L. Granke and Mary K. Hausbeck, Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences Department, Michigan State University

powdrymildewUnderstanding Coleus Downy Mildew – Report #134 (July 2013)
Blair Harlan and Mary K. Hausbeck, Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences Department, Michigan State University

Verbena Cultivar Susceptibility to Powdery Mildew – Report #133 (February 2011)
M.L. Daughtrey1, Senior Extension Associate, and M.K. Hausbeck2, Professor and Extension Specialist, 1Cornell University, Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center, 2Michigan State University

Development of a PCR Assay for Detection of the Geranium Rust Fungus Puccinia Pelargonii-Zonalis – Report #132 (August 2010)
E.A.Scocco, S.N. Jeffers, R. Walcott, J.W. Buck, University of Georgia, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Clemson University, Department of Entomology, Soils, & Plant Sciences

Disease Management of Downy Mildew on Roses – Report #131 (May 2010)
M.K. Hausbeck, Professor and Extension Specialist Michigan State University, Department of Plant Pathology

Improved Tospovirus Management Systems for Greenhouse Production – Report #130 (December 2007)  Christine Casey, Dept of Entomology, North Carolina State University

Sensitivity of Fusarium Oxysporum from Ornamentals to Selected Fungicides – Report #129 (December 2007)
M.L. Gilbert, C.R. Semer IV, R.J. McGovern, University of Florida-IFAS, Plant Medicine Program, W.H. Elmer, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Dept of Plant Pathology & Ecology, D.M. Geiser, Pennsylvania State University, Dept of Plant Pathology

Integrated Management of Fusarium in Florists’ Crops: Molecular Identification of Fusarial Floricultural Pathogens – Report #128 (December 2007)
D. M. Geiser, State University, Dept. of Plant Path, F. Ameena Nalim, State University, Dept. of Plant Path, R. J. McGovern, University of Florida-IFAS, Plant Med. Prog., W. H. Elmer, Connecticut Ag. Exper. Station, Dept of Plant Path. & Ecology

Integrated Management of Fusarium in Florists’ Crops: Evaluation of Chemical Disinfestation of Styrofoam – Report #127 (December 2007)
M.L. Gilbert, C.R. Semer IV, A.G. Bisson, R.J. McGovern, University of Florida-IFAS, Plant Medicine Program, W.H. Elmer, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Dept of Plant Pathology & Ecology, D.M. Geiser, Pennsylvania State University, Dept of Plant Pathology

Integrated Management of Fusarium in Florists’ Crops: Management of Fusarium wilt of Hiemalis Begonias – Report #126 (December 2007)
Wade Elmer, Connecticut Ag. Exper. Station, Dept of Plant Path. & Ecology, Robert McGovern, University of Florida-IFAS, Dept of Plant Path. & Plant Med., David Geiser, Pennsylvania State University, Dept of Plant Pathology

Management of Fusarium Corn Rot of Gladiolus – Report #125 (December 2007)
Wade Elmer, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Dept of Plant Pathology & Ecology, Robert McGovern, University of Florida-IFAS, Dept of Plant Pathology & Plant Medicine Program, David Geiser, Pennsylvania State University, Dept of Plant Pathology

Fusarium Wilt of China Asters – Report #124 (December 2007)
Wade Elmer, Connecticut Agricultural Exper. Station, Dept of Plant Pathology & Ecology, Robert McGovern, University of Florida-IFAS, Dept of Plant Pathology & Plant Medicine Program, David Geiser, Pennsylvania State University, Dept of Plant Pathology

Integrated Management of Fusarium in Florists’ Crops: Evaluation of Fungicide Combinations for Reduction of Fusarium Solani Infection of Caladium Tubers – Report #123
R. J. McGovern, R. Singh, L. R. Myers, University of Florida-IFAS, Plant Medicine Program, W. H. Elmer, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Dept. of Plant Pathology and Ecology, D. M.Geiser, Pennsylvania State University, Dept. of Plant Pathology

Phytophthora Species Attacking Floriculture Crops in North Carolina – Report #122 (September 2005)  Jaesoon Hwang, Post-Doctoral Student, .D.M. Benson, Professor, Dept of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, K. Lamour, Post-Doctoral Student, M.K. Hausbeck, Professor, Dept of Plant Pathology, Michigan State University

Influence of a Surfactant in Recirculating Systems on Plant Mortality caused by Zoosporic Root-Infecting Pathogens – Report #121
M.E. Stanghellini, Professor and Chair, and C.J. Nielson, Graduate Student, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California

Downy Mildew on Snapdragons: Update on Environmental Monitoring – Report #120
M.K. Hausbeck, Professor and Extension Specialist, and J.M. Byrne, Former Graduate Student, Department of Plant Pathology, Michigan State University

Managing Powdery Mildew on Verbenas – Report #119 (December 2003)
M.K. Hausbeck1, Professor and Extension Specialist and M.L. Daughtrey2, Senior Extension Associate
1Michigan State University, Plant Pathology 2Cornell University, Long Island
 Horticultural Research & Extension Center

UPDATED: Managing Powdery Mildew on Poinsettias – Report #118 (December 2003)
M.K. Hausbeck, Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University

Managing Botrytis Blight on Geraniums – Report #117
M.K. Hausbeck, Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Pathology, Michigan State University

Effect of the Environment on Powdery Mildew of Poinsettia – Report #116 (November 2003)
M.K. Hausbeck, Professor and Extension Specialist, and J.M. Byrne, Former Graduate Student, Department of Plant Pathology, Michigan State University

Managing Botrytis Blight on Poinsettia – Report #115
M.K. Hausbeck, Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Pathology, Michigan State University

Managing Downy Mildew on Snapdragons – Report #114 (November 2003)
M.K. Hausbeck, Professor and Extension Specialist and J.M. Byrne, Former Graduate Student, Department of Plant Pathology, Michigan State University

Managing Powdery Mildew on Gerbera – Report #113 (November 2003)
M.K. Hausbeck, Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Pathology, Michigan State University

Epidemiology and Control of Fusarium Wilt of Cyclamen – Report #112 (June 2003)
W.H. Elmer, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, R.J. McGovern, University of Florida-IFAS

Biology, Epidemiology, and Integrated Management of Fusarium Crown and Stem Rot of Lisianthus – Report #111 (June 2003)
Robert J. McGovern1, Brent K. Harbaugh1, Wade H. Elmer2, and David C. Geiser1
1Univ. of Florida-IFAS; 2Connecticut Agricultural Exper. Station; 3Pennsylvania State Univ.

Biology, Epidemiology, and Integrated Management of Fusarium Tuber Rot of Caladiums – Report #110 (June 2003)
Robert J. McGovern1, Wade H. Elmer2, David C. Geiser1, and Brent K. Harbaugh1
1Univ. of Florida-IFAS; 2Connecticut Agricultural Exper. Station; 3Pennsylvania State Univ.

Pythium Species and Population Identification Using DNA Markers – Report #109 (October 2002)  G. W. Moorman, Prof., S. Kang, Assistant Prof., D. M. Geiser, Assistant Prof., Penn State University, Dept. of Plant Pathology, S. H. Kim, Chief Plant Pathologist, PA Dept. of Agriculture

Modifying Production Technology to Protect Ornamental Aroids (Anthuriums) from Bacterial Blight (Xanthomonas) Using Beneficial Bacteria – Report #108
A.M. Alvarez, Professor, and Carla Y. Mizumoto, Technical Assistant, Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, University of Hawaii

Management of a New Powdery Mildew on Poinsettia – Report #107 (January 2001)
M. Daughtrey, Senior Extension Associate, Cornell University, J.M. Byrne, Graduate Student, and M.K. Hausbeck, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Pathology, Michigan State University

Biological Control of Rhizoctonia Root Rot – Report #106 (December 2000)
D.J. Norman, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida

Epidemiology and Control of Ranunculus Bacterial Blight – Report #105 (December 2000)
Donald A. Cooksey, Professor and Chair, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Riverside

Rhizoctonia Stem Rot of Poinsettia: Sequential Application of Biocontrol Agents for Control of Stem Rot in Propagation and Finishing – Report #104 (December 2000)
Jae-Soon Hwang, Graduate Student, and D. Michael Benson, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University

Biology of Pythium Root Rot – Report #103 (November 2000)
Gary W. Moorman, Professor of Plant Pathology, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Plant Pathology

Phytophthora nicotianae Crown and Root Rot on Snapdragons – Report #102 (October 2000)
K.H. Lamour, Graduate Student, and M.K. Hausbeck, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Pathology, Michigan State University

Downy Mildew on Snapdragons: Environmental Monitoring and Cultivar Evaluation – Report #101 (October 2000)  J.M. Byrne, Graduate Student, and M.K. Hausbeck, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Pathology, Michigan State University

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