Other Faculty

Below are some of the other faculty members in, and associated with, our department.

Wendy McFadden-Smith
Office: F218

Understanding the biology of the causal organisms of disease is crucial for making informed decisions regarding disease management. It is important that growers understand the nature of infections by pathogens during periods of maximum tissue susceptibility, so that sprays are applied in a timely manner. The influence of environment is equally important, and predictive computer models, may allow further fine-tuning of fungicide application timing, especially if used in conjunction with reliable weather forecasts. Alternatives to chemical control methods for disease control are also necessary to provide a truly integrated approach to fungal disease control.