Seminar Series

Spring 2019 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.


January 14, 2019

Green is beautiful: Turfgrass, small grains and non-legume forages disease solutions

Alfredo Martinez, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Griffin

January 21, 2019

MLK Holiday-No Seminar

January 28, 2019

University of Georgia research - from idea to marketplace

Brent Marable, Assistant Director Plant Licensing, Innovation Gateway, Office of Research, University of Georgia, Athens

February 4, 2019

How the genome sequences of peanut transformed our ability to use wild species as new sources of pest and disease resistance

David Bertioli, GRA Distinguished Investigator and Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens

February 11, 2019

Fungal denitrification: At the crossroads of nitric oxide, nitrous oxide, and virulence

Blake Oakley, Department of Plant Pathology University of Georgia, Athens

February 18, 2019

Dissecting the disease triangle: hosts, pathogens and the environment

Rebecca Bart, Principal Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO

February 25, 2019

Insights into host specificity and host expansion in xanthomonads associated with bacterial spot of tomato and pepper

Jeff Jones, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

March 4, 2019

A tale of progress, challenges and opportunities; developing a successful vegetable extension program in Georgia

Bhabesh Dutta, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Tifton

March 11, 2019

Spring Break - No Seminar

March 18, 2019

The importance of time, location, and vector in refining Peanut Rx

Clarence Codod, Department of Plant Pathology,  University of Georgia, Tifton

March 25, 2019

No Seminar

April 1, 2019

Population biology of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum (FOV) in Georgia, causal agent of Fusarium wilt of cotton

Hannah Halpern, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens

April 8, 2019

Efficacy of multiple fungicides on insensitive populations of Venturia effusa and the effects of known resistance mutations in commercial pecan orchards

Kory Herrington, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Tifton

April 15, 2019

Novel biocontrol seed treatment approach for bacterial fruit blotch of watermelon

Safira Sutton, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens

April 22, 2019

Genes and biochemical pathways involved in Acidovorax citrulli colonization of germinating watermelon seeds and other pathogenicity factors

Gong Chen, Department of Plant Pathology,  University of Georgia, Athens

April 29, 2019

Survey and identification of plant-parasitic nematodes in Georgia vegetable production systems

Josiah Marquez, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Tifton