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Plant Pathology: Personnel

Phil Brannen picture of Phil Brannen

Professor
3307 Miller Plant Science Bldg.
Athens, GA 30602-7274
Phone: (706) 542-1250
Fax: (706) 542-4102
pbrannen@uga.edu

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Ph.D. Plant Pathology, Auburn Univ. - 1996
M.S. Plant Pathology, Univ. Georgia - 1986
B.S. Plant Protection & Pest Management, Univ. Georgia - 1983
Plant Protection & Pest Management, Georgia Southern Univ. - 1981

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND CURRENT EFFORTS

Developing and promoting systems approaches to disease management for fruits. Use of weather-monitoring equipment and satellite systems to access disease epidemics in peach and apple. Comparison of existing fungicide technologies with new chemistries and biological control.

Appointment: 82% Extension, 18% Instruction

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL & HONORARY SOCIETIES

National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA)
Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents (GACAA)
American Phytopathological Society (APS)
Georgia Association of Plant Pathologists (GAPP)
Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS)
National Peach Council (NPC)

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

Chapters in Books:

Schnabel, G., A. Amiri and P.M. Brannen. 2012. Field kit- and internet-supported fungicide resistance monitoring. In: Fungicide Resistance in Crop Protection: Risk and Management. Ed. T.S. Thind. CAB International, Oxford shire, UK p 116-132.

Schnabel, G., A. Amiri and P.M. Brannen. 2011. Location-specific fungicide resistance profiles aid peach growers in managing fungicide resistant strains of Monilinia fructicola. In: Modern Fungicides and Antifungal Compounds VI, Eds. H.W. Dehne, H.B. Deising, U. Gisi, K.H. Kuck, P.E. Russell, H. Lyr. Lebenshilfe gGmbH, Braunschweig, Germany, p 264-266.

Journal Articles:

Jagdale, G.B., T. Holladay, P.M. Brannen, W.O. Cline, P. Agudelo, A.P. Nyczepir, and J.P. Noe. 2013. Incidence and pathogenicity of plant-parasitic nematodes associated with blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) replant disease in Georgia and North Carolina. Journal of Nematology 45(2):92-98.

De La Fuente, L., J.K. Parker, J.E. Oliver, S. Granger, P.M. Brannen, E. van Santan, and P.A. Cobine. 2013. The bacterial pathogen Xylella fastidiosa affects the leaf ionome of plant hosts during infection. PLos ONE 8(5): e62945, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062945.

Quito-Avila, D.F, P.M. Brannen, W.O. Cline, P.F. Harmon, and R.R. Martin. 2013. Genetic characterization of Blueberry necrotic ring blotch virus, a novel RNA virus with unique genetic features. Journal of General Virology 94:1426-1434.

Haralson, J.C., P.M. Brannen, D.S. NeSmith, and H. Scherm. 2012. Chemical control of Cylindrocladium and Rhizoctonia root rots in blueberry propagation. Crop Protection 44(2013)1-5.

Schnabel, G., A. Amiri, and P.M. Brannen. 2010. Sustainable brown rot management of peaches in the southeastern United States. Outlooks on Pest Management (Oct): 208-211.

Amiri, A., P.M. Brannen, and G. Schnabel. 2010. Reduced sensitivity in Monilinia fructicola field isolates from South Carolina and Georgia to respiration inhibitor fungicides. Plant Dis. 94(6):737-743.

Other Scientific Publications:

P.M. Brannen, C.H. Bock, and M.W. Hotchkiss. 2013. Efficacy of fungicides for control of scab on a mid-ripening peach variety in middle Georgia, 2012. Plant Disease Management Reports 7:STF021.

P.M. Brannen, C.H. Bock, and M.W. Hotchkiss. 2013. Efficacy of fungicide applications at petal fall and shuck split for control of scab on peach in middle Georgia, 2012. Plant Disease Management Reports 7:STF022.

P.M. Brannen, C.H. Bock, and M.W. Hotchkiss. 2013. Efficacy of fungicides for control of scab on a mid-ripening peach variety in middle Georgia, 2011. Plant Disease Management Reports 7:STF023.

P.M. Brannen, J.C. Garner,and D. Rogers. 2013. Comparison of new and established fungicides for control of downy mildew of grape in Georgia, 2012. Plant Disease Management Reports 7:SMF001.

P.M. Brannen, B. Shirley, and J. Morgan. 2013. Control of brown rot of peach in middle Georgia through use of Merivon and Fontelis fungicides, 2012. Plant Disease Management Reports 7:STF005.

P.M. Brannen, B. Shirley, and J. Morgan. 2013. Efficacy of fungicides for control of brown rot of peach in middle Georgia, 2012. Plant Disease Management Reports 7:STF006.

P.M. Brannen, B. Shirley, and J. Morgan. 2013. Efficacy of Quadris Top and Inspire Super for control of brown rot of peach in middle Georgia, 2012. Plant Disease Management Reports 7:STF007

P.M. Brannen, B.Shirley, and J. Morgan. 2013. Control of brown rot of peach in northeast Georgia with chemical fungicides, 2012. Plant Disease Management Reports 7:STF008.

P.M. Brannen, B. Shirley, and J. Morgan. 2013. Review of three chemical fungicides for control of brown rot of peach in northeast Georgia, 2012. Plant Disease Management Reports 7:STF009.

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