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Craig A Cavin
Foreign Disease-weed Science Research
Biologist

Phone: (301) 619-2308
Fax: (301) 619-2880

Room 214
1301 DITTO AVENUE
BLDG 1301
FORT DETRICK , MD 217025023


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Some dynamics of spread and infection by aeciospores of Puccinia punctiformis, a biological control pathogen of Cirsium arvense Reprint Icon -
Berner, D.K., Smallwood, E.L., Vanrenterghem, M., Cavin, C.A., Michael, J.L., Shelley, B.A., Kolomiets, T., Pakratova, L., Bruckart, W.L., Mukhina, Z. 2015. Some dynamics of spread and infection by aeciospores of Puccinia punctiformis, a biological control pathogen of Cirsium arvense. Biological Control. 88:18-25.
Changes in Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) shoot density following inoculation with Puccinia punctiformis and induction of symptomatic and asymptomatic systemic disease -
Fulfillment of Koch’s postulates and partial host range of Septoria lepidii Desm., a fungal pathogen for potential biological control of hoary cress (Lepidium spp.) -
Berner, D.K., Eskandari, F., Cavin, C.A., Dubin, H. 2015. Fulfillment of Koch’s postulates and partial host range of Septoria lepidii Desm., a fungal pathogen for potential biological control of hoary cress (Lepidium spp.). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 25:732-737.
Assessment of Boeremia exigua var. rhapontica, as a biological control agent of Russian knapweed (Rhaponticum repens) Reprint Icon -
Berner, D.K., Cavin, C.A., Woudenberg, J., Tunali, B., Buyuk, O., Kansu, B. 2014. Assessment of Boeremia exigua var. rhapontica, as a biological control agent of Russian knapweed (Rhaponticum repens). Biological Control. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2014.11.009. Biological Control 81 (2015) 65-75.
Field assessment, in Greece and Russia, of the facultative saprophytic fungus, Colletotrichum salsolae, for biological control of Russian thistle (Salsola tragus) Reprint Icon -
Berner, D.K., Lagopodi, A., Kashefi, J., Mukhina, Z., Kolmiets, T., Pankratova, L., Kassanelly, D., Cavin, C.A., Smallwood, E.L. 2014. Field assessment, in Greece and Russia, of the facultative saprophytic fungus, Colletotrichum salsolae, for biological control of Russian thistle (Salsola tragus). Biological Control. 76:114-123.
First report of leaf spot of Convolvulus arvensis caused by Phoma macrostoma var. macrostoma in Turkey -
Tunali, B., Cavin, C.A., Berner, D.K. 2014. First report of leaf spot of Convolvulus arvensis caused by Phoma macrostoma var. macrostoma in Turkey. Journal of Plant Pathology. 96:434.
Successful establishment of epiphytotics of Puccinia punctiformis for biological control of Cirsium arvense Reprint Icon -
Berner, D.K., Smallwood, E.L., Cavin, C.A., Lagopodi, A., Kashefi, J., Kolomiets, T., Pankratova, L., Mukhina, Z., Cripps, M., Bourdot, G. 2013. Successful establishment of epiphytotics of Puccinia punctiformis for biological control of Cirsium arvense. Biological Control. 67:350-360.
First report of anthracnose of mile-a-minute (Persicaria perfoliata) caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides in Turkey -
Berner, D.K., Cavin, C.A., Erper, I., Tunali, B. 2012. First report of anthracnose of mile-a-minute (Persicaria perfoliata) caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides in Turkey. Plant Disease. 96:1578.
Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, causing anthracnose of mile-a-minute (Persicaria perfoliata) in Turkey, is a potential biological control agent of this weed in the U.S. -
Berner, D.K., Cavin, C.A., Erper, I., Tunali, B. 2012. Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, causing anthracnose of mile-a-minute (Persicaria perfoliata) in Turkey, is a potential biological control agent of this weed in the U.S. [abstract]. APS Annual Meeting. 102:S31.
Routine establishment of epidemics of systemic disease of Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) caused by the rust fungus Puccinia punctiformis -
Berner, D.K., Smallwood, E.L., Cavin, C.A., Kashefi, J., Lagopodi, A. 2012. Routine establishment of epidemics of systemic disease of Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) caused by the rust fungus Puccinia punctiformis [abstract]. APS Annual Meeting. 102:S31.
Leaf anthracnose, a new disease of swallow-worts caused by Colletotrichum lineola from Russia -
Berner, D.K., Cavin, C.A., Mukhina, Z., Kassanelly, D. 2011. Leaf anthracnose, a new disease of swallow-worts caused by Colletotrichum lineola from Russia. Plant Disease. 95:1586.
Finalizing host range determination of a weed biological control pathogen with BLUPs and damage assessment -
Berner, D.K., Cavin, C.A. 2011. Finalizing host range determination of a weed biological control pathogen with BLUPs and damage assessment. Biocontrol. DOI:10.1007/S10526-011-9399-X.
Mutual benefits through formalized international collaboration on biological control of weeds with plant pathogens -
Berner, D.K., Smallwood, E.L., Cavin, C.A., Eskandari, F., Tunali, B., Buyuk, O., Yildirim, A., Mukhina, Z., Kolomiets, T., Matveeva, T., Bogomaz, D., Kassanelli, D., Souissi, T., Mejri, D., Latiri, K., Kashefi, J., Lagopodi, A. 2011. Mutual benefits through formalized international collaboration on biological control of weeds with plant pathogens. Tunisia Journal of Plant Protection. 6(1):49-74.
Leaf anthracnose, a new disease of swallow-worts from Russia -
Berner, D.K., Cavin, C.A. 2011. Leaf anthracnose, a new disease of swallow-worts from Russia. American Phytopathology Society. 101:S272.
Host range determination of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides f. sp. salsolae, a biological control agent of tumbleweed: from BLUPs to biomass loss -
Berner, D.K., Cavin, C.A. 2010. Host range determination of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides f. sp. salsolae, a biological control agent of tumbleweed: from BLUPs to biomass loss. Phytopathology. 100:S205.
Best linear unbiased prediction of host range of the facultative parasite Colletotrichum gloeosporioides f. sp. salsolae, a potential biological control agent of Russian thistle -
Berner, D.K., Bruckart, W.L., Cavin, C.A., Michael, J.L., Carter, M.L., Luster, D.G. 2009. Best linear unbiased prediction of host range of the facultative parasite Colletotrichum gloeosporioides f. sp. salsolae, a potential biological control agent of Russian thistle. Biological Control. 158-168.
First report of leaf anthracnose caused by Phomopsis convolvuli on field bindweed in turkey -
Kuleci, E., Tunali, B., Berner, D.K., Cavin, C.A., Castlebury, L.A. 2009. First report of leaf anthracnose caused by Phomopsis convolvuli on field bindweed in turkey. Plant Disease. 93:847.
Life cycle of Uromyces salsolae, a candidate fungal biological control agent for Salsola tragus (Russian thistle) -
Cavin, C.A., Berner, D.K., Bruckart, W.L. 2009. Life cycle of Uromyces salsolae, a candidate fungal biological control agent for Salsola tragus (Russian thistle). Phytopathology. 99:S203.
Mixed model analysis combining disease ratings and DNA sequences to determine host range of Uromyces salsolae for biological control of Russian thistle -
Berner, D.K., Bruckart, W.L., Cavin, C.A., Michael, J.L. 2009. Mixed model analysis combining disease ratings and DNA sequences to determine host range of Uromyces salsolae for biological control of Russian thistle. Biological Control. 49:68-76.
First report of stem canker of Salsola tragus caused by Diaporthe eres in Russia -
Kolomiets, T., Mukhina, Z., Matveeva, T., Bogomaz, D., Berner, D.K., Cavin, C.A., Castlebury, L.A. 2009. First report of stem canker of Salsola tragus caused by Diaporthe eres in Russia. Plant Disease. 93:110.
First report of anthracnose of Salsola tragus caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides in Russia -
Kolomiets, T., Skatenok, O., Alexandrova, A., Mukhina, Z., Matveeva, T., Bogomaz, D., Berner, D.K., Cavin, C.A. 2008. First report of anthracnose of Salsola tragus caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides in Russia. Plant Disease. 92:1366.
Host range determination of Uromyces salsolae from Russian thistle -
Cavin, C.A., Bruckart, W.L. 2007. Host range determination of Uromyces salsolae from Russian thistle. Phytopathology. 97(7, Supplement): S19
FIRST REPORT OF ANTHRACNOSE OF SALSOLA TRAGUS CAUSED BY COLLETOTRICHUM GLOEOSPORIOIDES IN GREECE -
Berner, D.K., Cavin, C.A., Mcmahon, M.B., Loumbourdis, I. 2006. First report of anthracnose of salsola tragus caused by colletotrichum gloeosporioides in greece. Plant Disease. 90:971.
HOST RANGE DETERMINATION OF COLLECTOTRICHUM GLOEOSPORIOIDES FROM RUSSIAN THISTLE -
Bruckart, W.L., Cavin, C.A. 2006. Host range determination of collectotrichum gloeosporioides from russian thistle. Phytopathology. 96:S190
RE-EVALUATION OF PARAQUAT IN ASSESSING RISK OF A CANDIDATE WEED BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT -
Proceedings. Northeastern Weed Science Society 60: (in press)
WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF A FOREIGN HEMIBIOTROPHIC FUNGUS FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS -
Phytopathology 95(6, supplement):S155
DIFFERENTIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY OF SALSOLA TRAGUS TO COLLETOTRICHUM GLOEOSPORIDES AND UROMYCES SALSOLAE -
BRUCKART, W.L., CAVIN, C.A., SOBHIAN, R., VAJNA, L., SCHWARCZINGER, I., RYAN, F.J., HASAN, S. DIFFERENTIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY OF SALSOLA TRAGUS TO COLLETOTRICHUM GLOEOSPORIDES AND UROMYCES SALSOLAE. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL. 2003.
A SPINACH ISOLATE OF COLLETOTRICHUM DEMATIUM FROM THE UNITED STATES AND RISK ASSESSMENT OF C. GLOEOSPORIOIDES FROM RUSSIAN THISTLE IN HUNGARY -
CAVIN, C.A., BRUCKART, W.L. A SPINACH ISOLATE OF COLLETOTRICHUM DEMATIUM FROM THE UNITED STATES AND RISK ASSESSMENT OF C. GLOEOSPORIOIDES FROM RUSSIAN THISTLE IN HUNGARY. Phytopathology. 93:S123. 2003.
FUNGICIDE CONTROL OF THE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL CANDIDATE COLLETOTRICHUM GLOESPORIOIDES ON SPINACH -
Bruckart, W.L., Cavin, C.A. 2004. Fungicide control of the biological control candidate colletotrichum gloesporioides on spinach. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. 58:160.
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