Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Elizabeth J Fichtner

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Farm Advisor
Cooperative Extension Tulare County
4437-B S. Laspina St.
Tulare, CA 93274
(559) 684-3310
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Education

Ph.D. Plant Pathology and Soil Science, North Carolina State University. 2003
M.S. Plant Pathology and Soil Science, North Carolina State University. 2000
B.S. Plant Science, Cornell University. 1997

Specialty

Orchard Systems

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Bibliography

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Fichtner, E. J. and M. Johnson (2012). "Black Scale." Pest Note
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. M. Rizzo, et al. (2012). "Infectivity and sporulation of Phytophthora kernoviae." Plant Pathology
  • Fichtner, E. J. (2011). Coyote damage in orchards. Extension Newsletter.
  • Davidson, J. M., H. A. Patterson, et al. (2011). "Forest Type Influences Transmission of Phytophthora ramorum in California Oak Woodlands." Phytopathology 101(4): 492-501.
  • Fichtner, E. J. (2011). Measurements of Tenlined june beetle activity in soil. Research Report to the Almond Board of California.
  • Fichtner, E. J., C. DeBuse, et al. (2011). "Mechanical Pruning of French prune in California's southern San Joaquin Valley." HortScience(45): S248.
  • Fichtner, E. J. (2011). Mechanical pruning of Tulare County Dried Plums. California Dried Plum Board Research Reports.
  • Fichtner, E. J. (2011). Need to manage black scale on olives? The Olive: The California Resource Guide. Olive Growers Council of California.
  • Fichtner, E. J. (2011). "Olive Knot." Pest Note
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. M. Rizzo, et al. (2011). "Root infections may challenge management of invasive Phytophthora." Plant Disease 95: 13-18.
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. M. Rizzo, et al. (2011). "Root Infections May Challenge Management of Invasive Phytophthora spp. in UK Woodlands." Plant Disease 95(1): 13-18.
  • Fichtner, E. J. (2011). Seasonal development of olive (Olea europaea. Extension Newsletter.
  • Fichtner, E. J. (2011). Seasonal development of olive (Olea europaea. The Olive: The California Resource Guide. Olive Growers Council of California.
  • Fichtner, E. J. and C. DeBuse (2011). Verticillium Wilt in Olives. Extension Newlsetter. The Olive: The California Resource Guide.
  • Fichtner, E. J. and W. Bentley (2011). Walnut Husk Fly: an emerging pest in the southern San Joaquin Valley. Extension Newsletter.
  • Fichtner, E. J. and J. Hasey (2011). "What should PCAs know about Thousand Cankers Disease in California?" CAPCAP ADVISOR
  • Fichtner, E. J. (2011). Will incorporation of mechanical pruning influence yield and size of prunes? Extension Newsletter.
  • Fichtner, E. J. (2010). Chemical Thinning of Olives. Extension Newsletter. The Olive: The California Resource Guide.
  • Fichtner, E. J. (2010). Mechanical pruning trial on Tulare County Prunes. Extension Newsletter.
  • Fichtner, E. J. (2010). Need to manage black scale on olives? Extension Newsletter.
  • Fichtner, E.J., D.M. Rizzo, et al. (2010). "Root infections may challenge management of invasive Phytophthora species in UK woodlands." Plant Disease
  • Fichtner, E. J. (2010). Spring rainfall necessitates a watch for olive knot. Extension Newsletter.
  • Ferguson, L., U. Rosa, et al. (2010). "The mechanical harvesting of California black ripe table olives Olea europaea Cv. Manzanillo." HortScience(44)
  • Fichtner, E. J. (2010). Thousand cankers disease on walnut: Tulare County Update. Extension Newsletter.
  • Tjosvold, S. A., D. L. Chambers, et al. (2009). "Disease Risk of Potting Media Infested with Phytophthora ramorum Under Nursery Conditions." Plant Disease 93(4): 371-376.
  • Tjosvold, S.A., D.L. Chambers, et al. (2009). "Disease Risk of Potting Media Infested with Phytophthora ramorum Under Nursery Conditions." Plant Disease 93: 371-376.
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. M. Rizzo, et al. (2009). "Epidemiology of Phytophthora kernoviae in UK woodlands and heathland and risk to North American forests." Phytopathology 99(6): S35-S35.
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. M. Rizzo, et al. (2009). "Epidemiology of Phytophthora Kernoviae in UK woodlands and heathland and risk to North American forests." Phytophathology(99)
  • Rizzo, D.M. and E.J. Fichtner (2009). Phytophthora in Forests and Natural Ecosystems of the Americas. Proceedings of the Fourth Meeting of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Working Party S07.02.09, USDA, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Albany, CA.
  • Fichtner, E.J., D.M. Rizzo, et al. (2009). Survival and chlamydospore production of Phytophthora ramorum in California bay laurel leaves. Phytophthoras in Forests and Natural Ecosystems, Proceedings of the fourth meeting of international union of forest research organizations (IUFRO) working party, Monterey, CA, USDA, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Albany, CA.
  • Fichtner, E.J., S.C. Lynch, et al. (2009). "Survival, Dispersal, and Potential Soil-Mediated Suppression of Phytophthora ramorum in a California Redwood-Tanoak Forest." Phytopathology 99: 608-619.
  • Fichtner, E. J., S. C. Lynch, et al. (2009). "Survival, Dispersal, and Potential Soil-Mediated Suppression of Phytophthora ramorum in a California Redwood-Tanoak Forest." Phytopathology 99(5): 608-619.
  • Swiecki, T.J., E.A. Bernhardt, et al. (2009). The exotic plant pathogen Phytophthora cinnamomi: a major threat to rare Arctostaphylos and much more.
  • Swiecki, T., E. Bernhardt, et al. (2009). The exotic plant phatogen Phyphthora cinamomi: a major threat to rare Arctostaphylos and much more. California Native Plants Society Conservation Conference. Sacramento, CA,
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. M. Rizzo, et al. (2008). "Root infections of Phytophthora ramorum and Phytophthora kernoviae in UK woodlands." Phytopathology 98(6): S53-S53.
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. M. Rizzo, et al. (2008). "Root infections of Phytophthora ramorum and Phytophthora kernoviae in UK woodlands." Phytopathology(98)
  • Parke, J. L., A. Oguchi, et al. (2008). "Viability of Phytophthora ramorum after passage through slugs." Phytopathology 98(6): S121-S121.
  • Shew, H.D., E.J. Fichtner, et al. (2007). Aluminum: Soil Chemistry, Rhizotoxicity, and Pathogen Inhibition. Mineral Nutrition and Plant Disease.L. Datnoff, W. Elmer and D. Huber. APS Press.
  • Fichtner, E. J., S. C. Lynch, et al. (2007). "Detection, distribution, sporulation, and survival of Phytophthora ramorum in a california redwood-tanoak forest soil." Phytopathology 97(10): 1366-1375.
  • Fichtner, E.J., S.C. Lynch, et al. (2007). "Detection, Distribution, Sporulation, and Survival of Phytophthora ramorum in a California Redwood-Tanoak Forest Soil." Phytopathology 97: 1366-1375.
  • Ireland, K., D. Huberli, et al. (2007). Hidden Agenda: asymptomatic infection and sporulation by Phytophthora ramorum, a serious threat to Australian biodiversity. Australia, Cooperative Researach Centre National Plant Biosecurity.
  • Rizzo, D. M. and E. J. Fichtner (2007). Phytophthora. 4th Workshop of IUFRO Working Party on Phytophthora, Monterey, CA,
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. M. Rizzo, et al. (2007). Summer survival of Phytophthora ramorum in California bay laurel leaves. SOD Science Symposium. Santa Rosa, CA,
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. M. Rizzo, et al. (2007). "Summer survival of Phytophthora ramorum in California forests." Phytopathology 97(7): S36-S36.
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. M. Rizzo, et al. (2007). Suppression of Phytophthora ramorum in aluminum-amended peatmoss. SOD Science Symposium. Santa Rosa, CA,
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. M. Rizzo, et al. (2007). Survival and chlamydospore production of Phytophthora ramorum in California bay laurel leaves. 4th Workshop of IUFRO Working Party on Phytophthora in Forests and Natural Ecosystems, Monterey, CA,
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. M. Rizzo, et al. (2007). "Survival and chlamydospore production of Phytophthora ramorum in California bay laurel leaves." 4th Workshop of IUFRO Working Party
  • Shew, H. D., E. J. Fichtner, et al. (2006). "Aluminum: Soil Chemistry, Rhizotoxicity, and Pathogen Inhibition." Mineral Nutrition and Plant Disease
  • Fichtner, E.J., D.L. Hesterberg, et al. (2006). "Differential Sensitivity of Phytophthora parasitica var. nicotianae and Thielaviopsis basicola to Monomeric Aluminum Species." Phytopathology 96: 212-220.
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. L. Hesterberg, et al. (2006). "Differential sensitivity of Thielaviopsis basicola." Phytophathology 96: 212-220.
  • Dileo, M. V., E. J. Fichtner, et al. (2006). "Effects of water potential on the growth and survival of Phytophthora ramorum." Phytopathology 96(6): S30-S30.
  • Fichtner, E. J., S. C. Lynch, et al. (2006). "Evidence of dormancy and soil-mediated suppression of Phytophthora ramorum in a California redwood-tanoak forest." Phytopathology 96(6): S35-S36.
  • Fichtner, E. J., S. C. Lynch, et al. (2006). Survival and reproduction of Phytophthora ramorum in forest soils. World Congress of Soil Science: Frontiers of Soil Science. Philadelphia, CA,
  • Fichtner, E. J., S. C. Lynch, et al. (2005). Detection and distribution of Phytophthora ramorum in redwood-tanoak forest community soils. SOD Science Symposium. Monterey, CA,
  • Tjosvold, S. A., D. L. Chambers, et al. (2005). Epidemiology of PHytophthora ramorum infection rhododendrons under simulated nursery conditions. SOD Science Symposium. Monterey, CA,
  • Davidson, J. M., E. J. Fichtner, et al. (2005). Mechanisms underlying differences in inoculum production by Phytophthora ramorum in mixed-evergreen versus tanoak-redwood forest in California. SOD Science Symposium. Monterey, CA,
  • Fichtner, E. J., S. C. Lynch, et al. (2005). "Summer and winter survival of Phytophthora ramorum in soils." Phytopathology(95)
  • Fichtner, E. J., S. C. Lynch, et al. (2005). Summer survival of Phytophthora ramorum in forest soils. SOD Science Symposium. Monterey, CA,
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. M. Benson, et al. (2004). "Abiotic and biological suppression of Phytophthora parasitica in a horticultural medium containing composted swine waste." Phytopathology 94(7): 780-788.
  • Fichtner, E.J., D.M. Benson, et al. (2004). "Abiotic and biological suppression of Phytophthora parasitica in a horticultural medium containing composted swine waste." Phytopathology 94: 780-788.
  • Fichtner, E. J., S. C. Lynch, et al. (2004). Survival of Phytophthora ramorum in infected leaf tissue at the soil surface in a tanoak-redwood forest. 3rd Workshop of IUFRO Working party on Phytophthora in Forests and Natural Ecosystems, Freising, Germany,
  • Fichtner, E. J., S. C. Lynch, et al. (2004). "Survival of Phytophthora ramorum in infected leaf tissue at theh soil surface in a tanoak-redwood forest." 3rd Workshop of IUFRO Working Party
  • Fichtner, E. J. and H. D. Shew (2003). Differential sensitivity of plant pathogens to monomeric Al species. Charlotte, NC,
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. M. Benson, et al. (2003). Suppression of Phytophthora parasitica in composted swine waste. Charlotte, NC, APS.
  • Fichtner, E. J., H. D. Shew, et al. (2002). Characterization of aluminum species toxicity to soilborne plant pathogenic fungi. NC, Plant Pathology Society of North Carolina.
  • Hennis, M., E. J. Fichtner, et al. (2002). In vitro toxicity of aluminum to Phytophthora parasitica and Thielaviopsis basicola. NC, Plant Pathology Society of North Carolina.
  • Fichtner, E. J., J. Hoyt, et al. (2002). Relating Genetics to Everday Life: K12 Outreach in Fungal Genomics. North Carolina, Plant Pathology Soceity of NC.
  • Fichtner, E. J., H. D. Shew, et al. (2001). Characterization of aluminum species toxicity to soilborne plant pathogenic fungi. Charlotte, NC, Soil Science Society of America.
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. L. Hesterberg, et al. (2001). "Chemical and physical suppression of Phytophthora parasitica." Phytopathology 91: 1092-1097.
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. L. Hesterberg, et al. (2001). "Nonphytotoxic aluminum-peat complexes suppress Phytophthora parasitica." Phytopathology 91(11): 1092-1097.
  • Fichtner, E. J. and H. D. Shew (2000). Chemical and physical suppression of Phytophthora parasitica in peat containing organically complexed aluminum. New Orleans, LA, APS, PPSNC.
  • Fichtner, E. J., H. D. Shew, et al. (1999). Organic complexation and chelation of aluminum for suppression of soilborne fungal pathogens. Quebec, APS.
  • Buck, L., E. J. Fichtner, et al. (1995). Forest Farming: High value understory and edible tree crops for integrated production systems. St. Louis, MO, American Society of Agronomy.

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