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Emeriti faculty & retired academics

Emeriti & Retired faculty for the Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology

George Abawi

George Abawi

Emeritus
Ecology and biology of fungal and nematodal soilborne pathogens and the integrated management of their resultant root diseases; special interests in diseases of vegetable and food legume crops; microbial interactions; biological control; cultural practices for disease management; and soil-IPM/soil health issues.
Steven Beer

Steven Beer

Professor
After devoting more than 42 years to studies of Fire Blight, the Beer Program transitioned in 2010 to studies of bacterial rots of onions. The program developed contemporary techniques that facilitated identification of bacterial rot pathogens "new" to NY.  Control trials are currently under study in collaboration with growers and CCE Specialists.
Tom Burr

Thomas Burr

Professor
Diseases of fruit crops with emphasis on bacterial diseases, including biology and control of grape crown gall.
Bob Seem

Robert Seem

Emeritus
Quantitative epidemiology, focusing on model development and other quantitative measures for the practical management of fruit and vegetable diseases; understanding the biological processes responsible for disease development; elucidating the role of weather and plant disease
Wayne Wilcox

Wayne Wilcox

Professor
Fungal diseases of grapevines, with emphases on pathogen biology, ecology and epidemiology, and integrated disease management.