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.