Phone: 413-577-3803
Fax: 413-545-2115
Office and Lab: Clark Hal
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Fernald Hall 103
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003




The research and education program in my laboratory focuses on the ecology and management of economically important plant diseases, with an emphasis on sustainable agriculture and fruit crops. We have worked primarily on integrated pest management systems, IPM, for apples, strawberries, and grapes. The long-term goal of this work is to develop disease management tools that contribute to more sustainable fruit production systems. Our lab has opportunities for graduate research, and undergraduate research during the school year and in summer.

Eco Apple Program collaboration with Red Tomato

Cooley et al. 2011. Variability among forecast models for the apple sooty blotch/flyspeck disease complex. Plant Dis. 95: 1179-1186.

Cooley et al. 2011. Culture of the upper littoral zone marine alga Pseudendoclonium submarinum induces pathogenic interaction with the fungus Cladosporium cladosporioides. Phycologia 50: 541–547.

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Daniel R. Cooley
Professor of Plant Pathology