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 Expert  729679

Expert in Agronomy, Pest Management, Plant Pathology (Epidemiology and Disease Resistance) of Cereal Crops

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California (CA)
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Expert was an Extension Agronomist/Plant Pathologist (Small Grain Specialist) for the University of California for over 28 years (retired in February, 2009). In that position, he conducted applied research and extension activities on the agronomy, crop management, pest management, disease management (focusing on epidemiology, disease resistance and pathogen variability) of the following small grain crops: wheat, barley, triticale, and oat. His program covered all production regions in California.

agricultural management










cereal crop


cereal grain


crop management


high quality wheat production


integrated pest management




pest control


pest management


plant disease


plant disease diagnosis


plant pathogen


plant pathology




wheat production


plant disease resistance

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  Hayward, California;  and Sunnyvale, California.

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Plant Pathology, Forensic Agricultural Sciences and Custom...
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Plant Pathology
Agriculture, Pesticides, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Crop...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1975   PhD   Plant Pathology   University of California, Davis  
1971   B.S   Renewable Natural Resources   University of California, Davis  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1980 to 2009


University of California, Davis


Plant Sciences


Cooperative Extension Specialist/Agronomist


He was a Cooperative Extension Specialist/Agronomist and State-wide Small Grain Specialist responsible for applied research and extension activities on the main crops wheat, barley, triticale, and oat.

1977 to 1980


University of Florida


Plant Pathology


Assistant Professor


He was a professor in the plant pathology department at the University of Florida in Gainesville. His research and teaching were in the area of pathogen variability and host resistance.

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
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Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Provided leadership for and coordinated applied research and extension activities related to cereal crops, in conjunction with University of California farm advisors, specialists, and research faculty, throughout the main production regions of California


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