Breaking the Disease Triangle: An Integrated Approach to Disease Management
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
12:00-1:30 pm ET
Zoom Registration Link (Free)
Perhaps the most fundamental representation of plant disease occurrence is the disease triangle. In most all introduction to plant pathology courses this is introduced within the first week and then quickly forgotten soon afterwards. However, knowing how to manipulate hosts, environments, and pathogens is at the base of any integrated disease management program. The webinar will discuss an array of tactics available to growers to address and suppress some of the most problematic vegetable diseases in the Commonwealth.
About Dr. Rideout:
Dr. Steve Rideout is a Professor of Plant Pathology within Virginia Tech's School of Plant and Environmental Sciences. Steve was born on a family farm in Dinwiddie County and is an alum of NC State, Virginia Tech, and University of Georgia. He started his tenure with Virginia Tech in 2005 at the Eastern Shore Ag. Res. and Ed. Center (ESAREC). He served as the ESAREC's director from 2011-2020, before relocating to Blacksburg in July 2020. Since 2005, Steve has served as the Commonwealth's research and extension vegetable plant pathologist focusing on all aspects of plant disease management. In 2018, Steve received a 'Distinguished Service' Award from the Association of Virginia Potato and Vegetable Growers.