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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Deborah Fravel
Crop Production and Protection
National Program Leader
Plant Health

Phone: (301) 504-5450
Fax: (301) 504-6191
Room 4-2238
BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705-5139

Team Projects (Appropriated | All) 94 projects listed

Enhanced Alfalfa and Forage Productivity Through Molecular Detection and Characterization of Plant Nematodes
Chemical Alternatives to Methyl Bromide for Post-Harvest Pest Control on Perishable Commodities
Identification and Validation of Insect and Disease Resistance Mechanisms to Reduce Mycotoxin Production in Midwest Corn
Molecular Resources for the Improvement of Tropical Ornamental and Fruit Crops
Genetic Improvement of Hard Winter Wheat to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
Genetic Improvement of Blueberry and Cranberry: Utilization of Genomic Resources and Phenotypic/genotypic Characterization
Improved Crop Production Systems for the Northeast
Management and Characterization of Citrus and Date Genetic Resources and Associated Information
Genetic Improvement and Virus Management of Small Fruit Crops
Development and Characterization of Soybean Germplasm, Curation of Stored Accessions, and Regional Evaluations of New Genotypes
Improving Fruit Quality, Disease Resistance, and Tolerance to Abiotic Stress in Grape
Regulation of Gene Expression in Alfalfa Development and Stress Tolerance
Reducing the Impact of Diseases on Hop Production
Improving Stress and Disease Resistance in Tree Fruit Crops
Genetic Improvement of Winter Wheat for End-Use Quality and Disease Resistance
Production and Disease and Pest Management of Horticultural Crops
Breeding Stone Fruit Adapted to the Production Environment of the Southeastern United States
Sustainable Vineyard Production Systems
Cocoa, Coffee, and Alternative Crops Research
Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry: Crop Improvement Through Genomics and Genetics
Mitigating Alternate Bearing of Pecan
Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cool Season Grasses
Genomic Analyses and Management of Agricultural and Industrial Microbial Genetic Resources and Associated Information
Potato Genetic Improvement for Eastern U.S. Production
Genetic Improvement of Prunus and Vitis Scions and Rootstocks for Fruit Quality and Pest Resistance
Curation of the U.S. National Fungus Collections and Associated Information Resources
Genetic Improvement of Sorghum for Non-Grain Energy Uses
Detection and Management of Pathogens in Strawberry and Vegetable Production Systems
Integration of Host-Genotype and Manipulation of Soil Biology for Soil-Borne Disease Control in Agro-Ecosystems
Alternatives to Methyl Bromide Soil Fumigation for Vegetable and Floriculture Production
Detection and Identification of Soil-Borne Plant Pathogens and Mitigation of Soil-Borne Diseases
Wheat Stripe Rust Initiative
Methods for Rapid Identification and Functional Analysis of Fungi Causing Postharvest Decay of Pome Fruit
Alternative Disease Management Strategies for Soilborne Pathogens of Cucumber
National Plant Diseases Recovery System
Floriculture and Nursery Research Initiative
Potato Research
Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat and Barley
Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat and Barley
Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat and Barley
Novel Disease Control Strategies for Cellular and Sub-Cellular Pathogens
Molecular Approaches for Improved Cercospora Leaf Spot Control in Sugarbeet
Identification, Characterization, and Biology of Foreign and Emerging Viral and Bacterial Plant Pathogens
Effective Disease Management Through Enhancement of Resistant Sugarcane
Epidemiology and Management of Pierce's Disease and Other Maladies of Grape
Potato and Tomato Disease Management Through Understanding of Host Resistance and Pathogen Variability
Electron and Confocal Microscopy Applications to Pests and Plant Processes Impacting Agricultural Productivity
Systematics and Diagnostics of Emerging and Quarantine-Significant Plant Pathogenic Fungi
Physiological and Molecular Signaling in Viroid and Bacterial Disease
Genome Sequence-Based Strategies for Detection & Identification of Plant Pathogenic Phytoplasmas & Spiroplasmas, & Vascular Walled Bacteria
Invasive Pathogens of Citrus
Manipulation of Plant Disease Resistance Genes for Improved Crop Protection
Genomic Charecterization and Management of Fungal Diseases of Cacao
Population Dynamics and Disease Management of Soybean Root Pathogens
Characterizing, Detecting, and Eliminating Pathogens to Enable the Safe Introduction of Plant Genetic Resources
Characterization, Epidemiology and Management Strategies of Citrus Tristeza Virus and Spiroplasma Citri on Citrus in California
Molecular Mechanisms of Resistance to Wheat Fungal Pathogens
Improved Control of Stripe Rust in Cereal Crops
Characterization and Identification of Resistance in Sorghum to Fungal Pathogens
Host Plant Resistance and Other Management Strategies for Nematodes in Cotton and Peanut
Improved Resistance to Soybean Pathogens and Pests
Characterization, Etiology, and Disease Management for Vegetable Crops
Biocontrol of Aflatoxin and Other Mycotoxins in Maize Using Non-Toxigenic Strains of Aspergillus Flavus
Nematode and Disease Management of Deciduous Fruits
Biocontrol Agent Production and Deployment Technologies for the Integrated Management of Plant Pathogens
Emerging Diseases of Citrus, Vegetables, and Ornamentals
Host-Pathogen Interactions in Barley and Wheat
Improved Strategies for Management of Soilborne Diseases of Horticultural Crops
Development of Disease and Nematode Resistance in Vegetable Crops
Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Pathogen Interactions in Cereal Crops
Fusarium Head Blight of Cereals: Pathogen Biology and Host Resistance
Frameworks for Infectious Disease Dynamics
Genetics, Population Dynamics, and Mycotoxin Prevention in Peanut
Integrated Strategies for Advanced Management of Fruit, Nut, and Oak Tree Diseases
Control of Virus Diseases in Corn and Soybean
Genetics and Management of Soybean Cyst Nematodes and Diseases for Sustainable Production
Sclerotinia Initiative
Management and Biology of Virus and Nematode Diseases of Potato and Small Grains
New and Emerging Viral and Bacterial Diseases of Ornamental Plants: Detection, Identification, and Characterization
Cereal Rust Fungi: Genetics, Population Biology, and Host-Pathogen Interactions
Biology, Pathology, and Epidemiology of Emerging Oomycete Pathogens
Pseudomonas Systems Biology
Management Strategies for Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: Cover Crops, Amendments, and Internal Molecular Targets
Emerging Foreign Fungal Plant Pathogens: Detection, Biology, and Interactions with Host Plants
Biology, Epidemiology and Management of Vector-Borne Viruses of Sugarbeet and Vegetable Crops
Exotic and Emerging Plant Diseases of Horticultural Crops
Biology and Biological Control of Root Diseases of Wheat, Barley and Biofuel Brassicas
Disease Modeling and Genetic Approaches to Enhance Wheat and Grass Seed Crop Biosecurity
Management of Reniform Nematode in Cotton
Development of Biological Systems for Controlling Fruit Decay
Cotton Disease Management Strategies for Sustainable Cotton Production
Management of Diseases of Saccharum Hybrids Through Development and Evaluation of Resistant Germplasm
Morphological and Molecular Identification and Systematics of Agriculturally Important Nematodes
Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat and Barley
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 400078
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 407777
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 409350
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 419895

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Meeting report: 2nd workshop of the United States Culture Collection Network. May 19-21, 2014, State College, PA, USA - (Other) - (21-Nov-14)
Characterization of Two ABC Transporters from Biocontrol and Phytopathogenic Fusarium oxysporus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fravel, D.R., Moravec, B.C., Jones, R.W., Costanzo, S. 2008. Characterization of two ABC transporters from biocontrol and phytopathogenic fusarium oxysporus. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 73:2-8.
Control of wheat root rots under field condtions with compounds produced by Fusarium sambucinum strain FS-94 - (Abstract Only) - (15-Sep-07)
Identification and Regulation of Genes from a Biocontrol Strain of Fusarium Oxysporum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fravel, D.R., Moravec, B.C., Bailey, B.A. 2007. Identification and regulation of genes from a biocontrol strain of fusarium oxysporum. Phytopathology. 155:526-530.
Biocontrol and Plant Pathogenic Fusarium Oxysporum-Induced Changes in Phenolic Compounds in Tomato Leaves and Roots - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Panina, Y., Fravel, D.R., Shcherbakova, L.A., Baker, C.J. 2007. Biocontrol and plant pathogenic fusarium oxysporum-induced changes in phenolic compounds in tomato leaves and roots. Journal of Phytopathology. 155:475-481.
Compatibility of the Biocontrol Fungus Fusarium Oxysporum Strain Cs-20 with Selected Fungicides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fravel, D. R., Deahl, K. L., and Stommel, J. R. 2005. Compatibility of the biocontrol fungus Fusarium oxysporum strain CS-20 with selected fungicides. Biological Control. 34:165-169 .
Disease and Management Challenges Encountered During the First Year of Growing Tomatoes in High Tunnels in Beltsville, MD - (Abstract Only)
Krizek, D.T., Millner, P.D., Camp, M.J., Clark, H.D., Davis, M.G., Butler, B., Teasdale, J.R., Fravel, D.R., Reynolds, S., Mangum, R.A., Currier, T.V. 2005. Disease and management challenges encountered during the first year of growing tomatoes in high tunnels in Beltsville, MD [abstract]. HortScience. 40(4):1071
Commercialization and Implementation of Biocontrol - (Book / Chapter)
Fravel, D.R. 2005. Commercialization and implementation of biological control. Annu. Rev. Phytopathol. doi: 10.1146/annurev.phyto.43.032904.092924.
Effect of Label and Sublabel Rates of Metam Sodium in Combination with Trichoderma Hamatum, T. Harzianum, T. Virens, T. Viride on Survival and Saprophytic Activity of Rhizoctonia Solani in Soil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fravel, D. R. Lewis, J. A. 2004. Effect of label and sublabel rates of metam sodium in combination with Trichoderma hamatum, T. harzianum, T. virens, and T. viride on survival and growth of Rhizoctonia solani. Phytoparasitica 32:111-118.
Biocontrol Genotypes of Fusarium Oxysporum from Tomato Fields in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bao, J., Fravel, D. R., Lazarovits, G., Chellemi, D., van Berkum, P., and O¿Neill, N. 2004. Biocontrol genotypes of Fusarium oxysporum from tomato fields in Florida. Phytoparasitica 32:9-20.
Differences in Gene Expression of Pathogenic and Biocontrol Fusarium Oxysporum - (Abstract Only) - (25-Mar-03)
Occurrence of Leaf Blight on Petunia, Caused by Phytophthora Infestans,in Maryland - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (24-Jan-03)
Commercialization of Biocontrol - (Abstract Only) - (03-Dec-02)
Spatiotemporal Distributions of Soil Resources and Organisms in a No-Till Corn Field - (Abstract Only)
Cavigelli, M.A., Lengnick, L.L., Millner, P.D., Fravel, D.R., Handoo, Z.A., Buyer, J.S., Wright, S.E., Mccarty, G.W., Sikora, L.J. 2002. Spatiotemporal distributions of soil resources and organisms in a no-till corn field [Abstract]. Agronomy Abstracts. s03-cavigelli153255-poster.
Differences in Gene Expression Between Pathogenic and Biocontrol Fusarium - (Abstract Only) - (06-Nov-02)
Fusarium Oxysporum and Its Biocontrol - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Sep-02)
Genetic Analysis of Pathogenic and Nonpathogenic Fusarium Oxysporum from Tomato Plants Using Vcg, Rdna Its Sequence and Aflp - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (14-Mar-02)
Reduction of Fusarium Wilt of Hydroponically-Grown Basil by Fusarium Oxysporum Strain Cs-20 - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (16-Nov-01)
Genetic Diversity in Talaromyces Flavus, a Biocontrol for Verticillium Spp. - (Abstract Only) - (15-Sep-01)
Population Structure of Fusarium Oxysporum in Tomato Production in Florida - (Abstract Only) - (21-Mar-01)
Population Structure of Fusarium Oxyfporum in Conventional and Organic Tomato Production in Florida - (Abstract Only) - (14-Mar-01)
Population Structure of Fusarium Oxysporum in Conventional and Organic Tomato Production in Florida - (Abstract Only) - (19-Sep-00)
Plant-Microbe-Insect Interactions in Soil:ecology and Applications - (Book / Chapter) - (30-May-00)
Antagonistic Action of Talaromyces Flavus and Trichoderma Viride Against Verticillium Albo-Atrum on Hops - (Book / Chapter) - (23-Nov-99)
Hurdles and Bottlenecks on the Road to Biocontrol of Plant Pathogens - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Nov-99)
Biological Control of Fusarium Wilt Diseases by Nonpathogenic Fusarium Spp:formulations and Field Efficacy - (Abstract Only) - (18-Jul-99)
Effect of N Source on Root Exudates and Yield of Eggplants Grown in Verticillium Infested Soil - (Abstract Only) - (06-Jul-99)
Field Efficacy of Selected Nonpathogenic Fusarium Spp. and Other Biocontrolagents for the Management of Fusarium Wilt of Muskmelon, 1997-1998 - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Feb-99)
Field Efficacy of Selected Nonpathogenic Fusarium Spp. and Other Biocontrolagents for the Control of Fusarium Wilt of Tomato, 1997-1998 - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Feb-99)
Potential for Dispersal of Fusarium Oxysporum F. Sp. Erythroxyli by Infected Seed - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (08-Feb-99)
Effect of Sublethal Stresses on Microsclerotia of Verticillium Dahliae - (Book / Chapter) - (28-Jan-99)
Biological Control of Fusarium Wilt of Muskmelon Using Nonpathogenic Fusarium Spp. and Other Biological Agents, 1997-1998 - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (28-Jan-99)
Usda, Ars, Beltsville Area Programs Directed at Development of Methyl Bromide Alternatives for Pre-Plant Applications - (Abstract Only) - (07-Nov-98)
Usda, Ars, Beltsville Area Programs Directed at Development of Methyl Bromide Alternatives for Pre-Plant Applications - (Abstract Only) - (07-Nov-98)
Benzaldehyde and Acetic Acid As Soil Fumigants and An Apparatus for Rapid Fumigant Evaluation - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (26-Oct-98)
Efficacy of Various Fungal and Bacterial Biocontrol Organisms for the Control of Fusarium Wilt of Tomato - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Jun-98)
Efficacy of Various Biocontrol Organisms in the Control of Fusarium Wilt Oftomato - (Abstract Only) - (09-Jun-98)
Mechanisms of Action and Dose-Response Relationships Governing Biological Control of Fusarium Wilt of Tomato by Nonpathogenic Fusarium Spp - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-Apr-98)
Localization of Glucose Oxidase in the Biocontrol Fungus Talaromyces Flavuswith Immunoctyochemistry - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Mar-98)
Effect of Relative Humidity on Sporulation of Fusarium Oxysporum in Variousformulations and Effect of Water on Spore Dispersal. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (11-Mar-98)
Dispersal of Formulations of the Mycoherbicidal Strain of Fusarium Oxysporum F. Sp. Erythroxyli by Ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (26-Nov-97)
Formulation of Microorganisms to Control Plant Diseases - (Book / Chapter) - (04-Jun-97)
Efficacy of Biological Control of Fusarium Wilt of Tomato under Varying Environmental Conditions - (Abstract Only) - (13-Apr-97)
Role of Induced Systemic Resistance in the Biocontrol of Plant Diseases by Fusarium Spp. - (Abstract Only) - (13-Apr-97)
Dispersal of Fusarium Oxysporum F. Sp. Erythroxli by Infected Coca Seed - (Abstract Only) - (20-Mar-97)
Ecological Characteristics of Biological Control of Fusarium Wilt of Tomato Using Nonpathogenic Fusarium Spp - (Abstract Only) - (25-Feb-97)
Effect of Carbon and Nitrogen Sources on Biomass and Ascospore Production by Talaromyces Flavus and on Its Biocontrol of Verticillium Wilt of Eggplant - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (05-Feb-97)
Biological Control of Fusarium Wilt of Tomato Using Nonpathogenic Fusarium Oxysporum - (Abstract Only) - (28-Dec-96)
Availability and Application of Biocontrol Products - (Review Article) - (23-Sep-96)
Distribution and Establishment of the Biocontrol Fungus Talaromyces Flavus in Soil and on Roots of Solanaceous Crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (18-Sep-96)
In Vitro Analysis of the Role of Glucose Oxidase from Talaromyces Flavus Inbiocontrol of the Plant Pathogen Verticillium Dahliae - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-Jun-96)
Use of Sporidesmium Sclerotivorum for Biocontrol of Sclerotial Plant Pathogens - (Book / Chapter) - (30-May-96)
Influence of Pyrax/biomass Preparations of Biocontrol Fungi on Snap Bean Damping-off in the Field Caused by Sclerotium Rolfsii and on Germination of Sclerotia of the Pathogen - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Mar-96)
Effect of Temperature, Soil Type and Matric Potential on Proliferation and Survival of Fusarium Oxysporum F. Sp. Erythroxyli from Erythroxylum Coca - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (07-Dec-95)
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