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The Healthy Plants and Bilingual Education Program
We combine a passion for supporting and educating people with a curiosity and desire to explore the microbial world present all around us. We are dedicated to serving the nursery industry by engaging growers through personalized nursery visits, listening to their concerns and questions, and presenting science-based information on identifying and managing plant diseases. We also offer various plant health workshops and trainings throughout the year.
Additionally, we conduct applied research on topics related to the industry’s needs. Our research and extension interests include the biology and management of many pathogens of concern. In particular, we focus on foliar pathogens such as Boxwood blight and Botrytis gray mold. But in addition, we study soilborne pathogens, such as the destructive Phytophthora species. We are fascinated by the biology and unique abilities of cyanobacteria and other microalgae that live in nursery recycling ponds. See below for a list of current projects on the Nursery Pathology and Bilingual Education webpage.