Seminar Series

Fall 2018 Seminars

Held every Monday during the semester at 2:30 p.m. in Room 2401 of Miller Plant Sciences Building in Athens and Room 201 of NESPAL in Tifton. Join us on-line for seminars.


August 13, 2018

Salicylic acid-mediate defense and growth tradeoff: A ‘cool’ mechanism

CJ Tsai, Winfred N."Hank" Haynes Professor, Georgia Alliance Eminent Scholar, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens

August 20, 2018

Discriminate input management of bermudagrass putting greens

Dr. Steve Kammerer, Regional Director, Southeast Region, United States Golf Association, Atlanta, GA

August 27, 2018

Biofumigation: Opportunities and challenges for control of soilborne diseases in nursery production

Dr. Fulya Baysal-Gurel, Assistant Professor, Tennessee State University, McMinnville, TN

September 3, 2018

Labor Day, no seminar

September 10, 2018

Plant Pathogen Detection: Sensing challenges and opportunities

Glen Rains, Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Tifton

September 17, 2018

Mechanisms of abiotic stress tolerance in turfgrasses

David Jespersen, Assistant Professor, Department of Crop & Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, Griffin

September 24, 2018

Eavesdropping on the secrets shared among plant pathogenic bacteria

Niha Potnis, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

October 1, 2018

Exploring how an oomycete pathogen manipulates plant hormone signaling

John McDowell, J. B. Stroobants Professor of Biotechnology, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA

October 8, 2018

Witches' broom disease of cacao: Suppression of plant immunity by fungal chitinase-like effectors

Paulo Teixeira, Postdoc, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

October 15, 2018

Frontiers in root phenotyping in the field: Physical and mathematical limits in the light of ongoing developments

Alexander Bucksch, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Biology, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Georgia, Athens

October 22, 2018

Exploration of Fusarium graminearum species complex in Georgia and Alabama and sources of resistance to Fusarium head blight (FHB) in soft red winter wheat 

Bikash Ghimire, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Griffin (PhD Proposal Seminar)

October 29, 2018

Characterizing fungicide sensitivity in Venturia effusa for improved pecan scab management

Jeff Standish, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Tifton (PhD Exit Seminar)

November 5, 2018

Epidemiology and Management of Foliar Diseases of Peanut

Albert Culbreath, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Tifton (Post-Tenure Review)

November 12, 2018

Epidemiology and Population Genetics of Grape Downy Mildew in the Southeastern United States

Cheng-Fang Hong, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens (PhD Exit Seminar)

November 19, 2018

There and back again: bacterial blight of cotton

Jovana Mijatović, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens (PhD Proposal Seminar)

November 26, 2018

Population genomics and biology of blueberry pathogen, Exobasidium maculosum

Annakay Abrahams, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens (PhD Proposal Seminar)

December 3, 2018

Genetic Diversity of Aspergillus niger : Implications for Management of Crown Rot in Peanut Production

Brian Scott Jordan, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Tifton (PhD Proposal Seminar)