Alfredo Martinez Extension Plant Pathologist-Turfgrass, Small Grains, NonLegume Forages Plant Pathology
Portrait of Alfredo Martinez

Academic Background

Ph.D., Plant Pathology, Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT, 1993
B.S., Agronomy & Plant Pathology, Universidad Agraria Antonio Narro, Mexico, 1985

Extension Interests and Current Efforts  

Turfgrass (all commercial turfgrass, golf courses, lawn care, sod farms, sport fields), small grains (wheat, rye, barley oats, sorghum, pearl millet) and non-legume forage diseases

Recent Representative Publiciations

Martinez-Espinoza, A.D., and C.B. Vermeer. 2018. Disease control in ultradwarf bermudagrass in Georgia, 2015. Plant Disease Management Reports PDMR 12: T015.

Martinez-Espinoza, A.D., and C.B. Vermeer. 2018. Fungicide programs for disease suppression and turfgrass quality on ultradwarf bermudagrass in Georgia, 2015. Plant Disease Management Reports PDMR 12: T016.

Martinez-Espinoza, A.D., C.B. Vermeer., and S. Wells. 2018. Evaluation of fungicides for take all root rot control of bermudagrass in Georgia, 2015-2016. Plant Disease Management Reports PDMR 12: T017.

Martinez-Espinoza, A.D., C.B. Vermeer., and S. Wells. 2018. Fungicides for disease control suppression and turfgrass quality on ultradwarf bermudagrass in Georgia, 2015. Plant Disease Management Reports PDMR 12: T027.

Martinez-Espinoza, A.D., C.B. Vermeer., and S. Wells. 2018. Evaluation of fungicides for disease control suppression and turfgrass quality on ultradwarf bermudagrass in Georgia, 2016. Plant Disease Management Reports PDMR 12: T028.

Martinez-Espinoza, A.D., C.B. Vermeer., and S. Wells. 2018. Fungicide programs for disease control and turfgrass quality on ultradwarf bermudagrass in Georgia, 2016. Plant Disease Management Reports PDMR 12: T029.

Martinez-Espinoza, A.D., C.B. Vermeer., and S. Wells. 2018. Control of large patch (Rhizoctonia solani) of zoysiagrass (Zoysia japonica) in Georgia, 2016.  Plant Disease Management Reports PDMR 12: T030.

Steketee, C., Martinez-Espinoza, A., Henry, G., Harris-Scultz, K., and Paul Raymer. 2017. Evaluation of Seashore Paspalum Germplasm for Resistance to Dollar Spot Disease. International Turfgrass Science Research Journal 13: 1-10

Martinez-Espinoza, A.D., Price, J., Gardner, D., Little, E., 2017. Gray leaf spot of turfgrasses in Georgia: identification and control. http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.cfm?number=C1116

Martinez, A., Price, J., Gardner, D., y Little, E. 2017. Mal del pie en céspedes de clima cálido: Identificación y control. Universidad de Georgia -Extension.  http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1102-SP

Martinez, A., Little, E., Toal, K., and Vermeer, B. 2017. Identificación y control de mancha dólar en céspedes. Universidad de Georgia -Extension. http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1091-SP

Martinez, A., Little, E., Daly, T., and Vermeer, B. 2017. Identificación y control de mancha larga en céspedes de clima cálido. Universidad de Georgia -Extension. http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1088-SP

Ortiz, B., Johnson, J., Buntin, D., Flanders, K., Hagan, A., Martinez, A., Buck, J., and Wright, D. 2016. Wheat. In Climate and Crops: Adapting Farming to a Variable Climate (Ortiz, B.V. and Langcuster, J. Eds.).  Pags 71-89. iBook available at iTunes.  ISBN 978-0-9906664-2-4

Steketee, C., Martinez-Espinoza, A., Henry, G., Harris-Scultz, K., and Paul Raymer. 2016. Genotype-Isolate Interaction for Dollar Spot Resistance in Seashore Paspalum. HortScience 51:67-73.

Martinez-Espinoza, A., Little, E., Daly, T., and Vermeer, B. 2016. Identification and Management of Large Patch of Warm Season Grasses. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, Circular C108 http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.cfm?number=C1088 .

Martinez, A., Price, J., Gardner, D., and Little, E. 2016. Take-All Root Rot of Warm-Season Grasses: Identification and Management. University of Georgia-Extension, http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.cfm?number=C1102. 6 pages.

Martinez, A., Little, E., Toal, K., and Vermeer, B. 2016. Identification and Management of Dollar spot of Turfgrass. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension,

Martinez-Espinoza, A.D., Youmans, J., Vermeer, C.B., and Buck, J.W. 2016. Evaluation of fungicides for control of stripe rust and Fusarium head blight of winter wheat in southwest Georgia, 2015. Plant Disease Management Reports PDMR 10:CF034.

Martinez-Espinoza, A.D. 2016. Efficacy of fungicides for control of dollar spot on Seashore paspalum in Georgia, 2013. PDMR’s Plant Disease Management Reports PDMR 10: T020

Martinez-Espinoza, A.D. 2016. Evaluation of fungicides for control of brown patch on creeping bentgrass in Georgia, 2013 Plant Disease Management Reports PDMR 10: T026

Martinez-Espinoza, A.D. 2016. Anthracnose control of creeping bentgrass in Georgia, 2013. Plant Disease Management Reports PDMR 10: T023.

Martinez-Espinoza, A.D., and C.B. Vermeer. 2016. Evaluation of fungicides for control of anthracnose on creeping bentgrass in Georgia, 2014. Plant Disease Management Reports PDMR 10: T024

Martinez-Espinoza, A.D. 2016. Evaluation of fungicides for control of brown patch on creeping bentgrass in Georgia, 2014. Plant Disease Management Reports PDMR 10: T025

Martinez-Espinoza, A.D. 2016. Fungicide efficacy for control of dollar spot on seashore paspalum in Georgia, 2012. PDMR’s Plant Disease Management Reports PDMR 10: T021.

Martinez-Espinoza, A.D. 2016. Evaluation of fungicide efficacy for control of dollar spot on Seashore paspalum in Georgia, 2013. Plant Disease Management Reports PDMR 10: T022.

An up-to-date listing of my publications is available through my Google Scholar profile.