Research on such classical diseases as apple scab and grape powdery mildew has been continuous and intensive throughout the last century. However, relatively few investigations have had a major impact upon how we approach controlling those diseases. An overall goal of my research has been to identify those areas of pathogen biology, ecology, and epidemiology that are poorly understood, and which severely constrain our ability to improve disease management programs. The research frequently spans disciplinary, institutional, and international boundaries, and has involved collaborations with horticulturists, food scientists, and entomologists from the other departments at Geneva, and in countries from Norway to Australia.
May 4th, 2020 | 30 mins 41 secs
They’ve been farming for a lot longer than we have, and they are really good at it.
April 27th, 2020 | 27 mins 50 secs
There's a farmer walking around in a developing country applying a convolutional neural network to make decisions.
April 20th, 2020 | 28 mins 57 secs
This is the story of the demise of the American Chestnut and how we are poised, after a century of waiting, to see its return.
April 9th, 2020 | 32 mins 13 secs
The striking parallels between wheat rust and global human epidemics.