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James Polashock

Research Plant Pathologist
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Dr. James Polashock

Research Plant Pathologist


Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research & Extension
125A Lake Oswego Road 
Chatsworth, NJ 08019

                                       Phone: 609-726-1590 ex. 4423

 Staff: Kristia Adams - Biological Science Laboratory Technician


Research Interests

  • Identification of factors influencing resistance to anthracnose fruit rot (Colletotrichum acutatum) in blueberry.

  • Gene expression associated with infection of blueberry flowers by mummy berry (Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi).

  • Identification of blueberry varieties resistant to blueberry scorch (a Carlavirus).

  • Characterization of 'funky flower', a previously undescribed disease of cranberry.

  • Tissue culture and transformation of blueberry and cranberry.

  • Identification of highbush blueberry varieties resistant to stem blight (Botryosphaeria dothidea).

Publications (click on publication tab at left)