University of California, Riverside. PhD in Plant Pathology, 1984.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. BS in Botany and Plant Pathology, 1979.
2000-present. USDA-ARS Root Disease and Biological Control Research Unit, Pullman, WA. Research Plant Pathologist.
1994-2000. Dept. Plant Science, Macdonald Campus of McGill University, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada. Associate Professor.
1989-1994 Dept. Plant Science, Macdonald Campus of McGill University, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada. Assistant Professor.
1987-1989. USDA-ARS Horticultural Research Laboratory. Postdoctoral Research Associate.
1984-1987. Department of Plant Pathology and Weed Science, Colorado State University. Visiting Assistant Professor.
American Phytopathological Society
Canadian Phytopathological Society
Mycological Society of America
Expertise and Scientific Interests:
Diversity of Rhizoctonia groups in wheat in rotation with irrigated onions and peas
Temporal dynamics of Pythium and Rhizoctonia in eastern Washington soils, using quantitative PCR
Survey of Rhizoctonia species in wheat across the US
Natural decline of Rhizoctonia bare patch under continuous no-till, and role of microbial communities
Identification of resistance to Fusarium crown rot in wheat
Survey for cereal cyst nematode across eastern Washington, and evaluation of cultivars for resistance.
Acid soils and aluminum toxicity to wheat in Spokane and Latah counties.
Management of Rhizoctonia root rot with reduction of the greenbridge