Seminar Series

Fall 2021 Seminars

All seminars will be held at 3 PM on Mondays at the following locations:  

  • Athens : 2401 Plant Sciences
  • Tifton: 601 NESPAL
  • Griffin: Turfgrass Building conference room 
  • Zoom link for Tifton/Griffin: Join us for our seminars here.


August 23, 2021

The Journey of a Plant Pathologist: Searching for Crop Resistance to Diseases

Dr. Baozhu Guo
Research Plant Pathologist
USDA-ARS Crop Genetics and Breeding Research, Tifton

August 30, 2021

Population Structure and Diversity of Phakopsora pachyrhizi in the Southeastern United States

June Clary
MS Exit Seminar

September 6, 2021



September 13, 2021

Center Rot Management in Organic Onion: Assessing Survival and Management Options

Santosh Koirala
PhD Transition Seminar

September 20, 2021

Effector Protein Discovery and Function in Cyst Nematode-Plant Interactions
Dr. Anju Verma

Research Professional III, UGA Plant Pathology, Athens

September 27, 2021

Developing Tools to Manage Root-Knot Nematodes in Vegetable Crops

Dr. William Rutter
Research Plant Pathologist
USDA-ARS Vegatable
Laboratory, Charleston, SC

October 4, 2021

Exploiting Natural and Artificial Variation for Peanut Improvement

Dr. Peggy Ozias-Akins
UGA Horticulture, Tifton

October 11, 2021

Antifungal Resistance in the Human Pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus on Commercial Plant Products

Caroline Burks
MS exit seminar

October 18, 2021 

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About White Mold

Jessica Bell
PhD Transition Seminar

October 25, 2021

The Sugar Story
Dr. Mohamed Khan
Professor, Extension Plant Pathologist
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

November 1, 2021

Optimizing and Maintaining Efficacy of Fungicides for Venturia effusa and Mechanisms of Resistance to the DMI Fungicides

Logan Moore
PhD Exit Seminar

November 8, 2021

Delivery, Movement, and Efficacy of Nematicides for Management of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes in Vegetables

Chinaza Nnamdi
MS Exit Seminar

November 15, 2021

Identification and Utilization of Host-Plant Resistance for Root-Knot Nematode Management in Southern Row Crops
Dr. Richard Davis
Research Plant Pathologist
USDA-ARS Crop Genetics and Breeding Research, Tifton

November 22, 2021

A Brief History of Georgia Peach Production and Phony Peach — A Dragon That Must Be Slain!

Dr. Phil Brannen
Professor, UGA Plant Pathology, Athens

November 29, 2021

  A basic nematology anthology: from identification to interactions

Peter DiGennaro
Assistant Professor Molecular Nematology, University  of Florida

December 6, 2021 

Plant Pathology by Numbers

Dr. Harald Scherm
Department Head, UGA Plant Pathology, Athens