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Mark Jackson, PhD.

Research Microbiologist, Retired 2018

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PhD, Microbiology, 1987, University of Arkansas

MA, Microbiology, 1984, University of Arkansas

AB, Biological Sciences, 1976, University of Missouri

Research while at the USDA

Many fungi are natural enemies of agricultural pests including insects, weeds, and plant diseases and show promise for use as safe, non-chemical methods for pest control. My research focused on developing cost-effective, commercially-viable production and formulation processes for fungal biopesticides using liquid culture fermentation. By optimizing the nutritional and environmental conditions during growth, we have developed methods for producing high concentrations of stable, effective fungal biopesticides.