Dr. J. Ole Becker

Cooperative Extension Specialist & Nematologist
Nematology Department
Dept. Nematology, UC Riverside
2250 Spieth Hall
Riverside, CA 92521-0415
(951) 827-2185
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Following postdoctoral work on four continents and various R&D positions in agrochemical and biotechnological industries, Ole Becker has been a faculty member in the Department of Nematology since 1992. In addition to basic and mission-oriented research on biology, ecology and management of plant-parasitic nematodes, he focuses on extending information about integrated pest management of plant parasitic nematodes to UC advisors, growers, industry representatives and the general public.

Former Institutions

Ciba-Geigy Ltd., Basel, Switzerland

Plant Genetic Systems, Ghent, Belgium



Dr. sc. ag., Plant Pathology 1982, Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany

Dipl. Ing. Agricultural Sciences 1980, Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany



Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007

Invitational Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2002-03

UC Riverside Non-Senate Distinguished Researcher Award, 1999

Centinela Chapter Research Award, California Association of Nurseryman 1997

Novartis Award for Outstanding Contributions to Agriculture, Society of Nematologists 1996-97 


Dr. sc. agr. Plant Pathology, Georg August Universität, Göttingen, Germany. 1982
Dipl. Ing. Agricultural Sciences, Georg August Universität, Göttingen, Germany. 1980



Integrated pest management of plant-parasitic nematodes

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