Dept. Nematology, UC Riverside
2250 Spieth Hall
Riverside, CA 92521-0415
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 UC Riverside's Department of Nematology since 1992. In addition to basic and mission-oriented research on the 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.
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
- AAAS Fellow
Presented by American Association for the Advancement of Science, http://www.facultydirectory.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/pub/public_individual.pl?faculty=511, 2007
- Invitational Fellowship
Presented by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, http://www.facultydirectory.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/pub/public_individual.pl?faculty=511, 2007
- Non-Senate Distinguished Research Award
Presented by UC Riverside, http://www.facultydirectory.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/pub/public_individual.pl?faculty=511, 2003
- Novartis Award for Outstanding Contributions to Agriculture
Presented by Society of Nematologists, http://www.facultydirectory.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/pub/public_individual.pl?faculty=511, 1997
SpecialtyIntegrated pest management of plant-parasitic nematodes
Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)
- Vegetable Crops
- Plants and Their Systems
- Pathogens and Nematodes Affecting Plants
- Integrated Pest Management Systems
- Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases
Hill, D.S., J.I. Stein, N.R. Torkewitz, A.M. Morse, C.R. Howell, J.P. Pachlatko, J.O. Becker, and J.M. Ligon 1994. Cloning of genes involved in the synthesis of pyrrolnitrin from Pseudomonas fluorescens and the role of pyrrolnitrin synthesis in biological control of plant disease. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 60:78-85.
Gaffney, T.D., S.T. Lam, J. Ligon, K. Gates, A. Frazelle, J. Di Maio, S. Hill, S. Goodwin, N. Torkewitz, A.M. Allshouse, H.-J. Kempf, and J.O. Becker 1994. Global regulation of expression of antifungal factors by a Pseudomonas fluorescensbiological control strain. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 7:455-463.
Mundo-Ocampo, M., J.O. Becker, and J. Baldwin 1994. Occurrence of Belonolaimus longicaudatus in turf in the Coachella Valley. Plant Disease 78:529.
Becker, J.O. and F.J. Schwinn 1993. Control of soil-borne pathogens with living bacteria and fungi: status and outlook. Pesticide Science 37:355-363.
Becker, J.O., C.A. Hepfer, G.Y. Yuen, S.D. Van Gundy, M.N. Schroth, J.G. Hancock, A.R. Weinhold, and T. Bowman 1990. Effect of rhizobacteria and metam-sodium on growth and root microflora of celery cultivars. Phytopathology 80:206-211.
Becker, J.O., S.F. Colbert, M.N. Schroth, and S.D. Van Gundy 1989. Field evaluation of a rhizobacterial strain for affecting root-knot nematodes. Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases 4:31.
Becker, J.O., M. Monson, S.D. Van Gundy, and M.N. Schroth 1989. The use of a drip irrigation system for infestation of field plots with nematodes. Journal of Nematology 21:524-529.
Becker, J.O., E. Zavaleta-Mejia, S. Colbert, M.N. Schroth, A.R. Weinhold, J.G. Hancock, and S.D. Van Gundy 1988. Effects of rhizobacteria on root-knot nematodes and gall formation. Phytopathology 78:1466-1469.
Becker, J.O., C. Hepfer, S. Van Gundy, A.R. Weinhold, J.G. Hancock, and M.N. Schroth 1988. Growth response of celery cultivars after inoculation of seedlings with rhizobacteria. Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases 3:15.
Becker, J.O. and R.J. Cook 1988. Role of siderophores in suppression of Pythium species and production of increased-growth response. Phytopathology 78:778-782.
Becker, J.O., S. Van Gundy, J.G. Hancock, A.R. Weinhold, and M.N. Schroth 1987. Biocontrol of root pathogens of celery by treating transplants with rhizobacteria. Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases 2:10.
Zhang, B.X. and J.O. Becker 1987. Biological control of plant pathogens. Scientific Technology (Beijing) 3:54 - 57.
Becker, J.O., E. Messens, and R.W. Hedges 1986. A convenient autoradiographic technique for study of uptake of minerals by plant roots and the effect of environmental factors upon the process. Plant and Soil 92:299-302.
Becker, J.O. and H. Fehrmann 1985. Fungal populations of the haulm base of wheat. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 31:311-315.
Becker, J.O., E. Messens, and R.W. Hedges 1985. Influence of agrobactin on the uptake of ferric iron by plants. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 31:171-175.
Becker, J.O., R.W. Hedges, and E. Messens 1985. Inhibitory effect of pseudobactin on the uptake of ferric iron by higher plants. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 49:1090-1093.
Darvas, J.M. and J.O. Becker 1984. Failure to control Phytophthora cinnamomi and Pythium splendens with metalaxyl after its prolonged use. Citrus and Subtropical Fruit Journal 603: 9-11.
ANR Workgroup Associations
- Desert - Member
- Floriculture and Nursery - Member
- Landscape and Urban Horticulture - Member
- Nematology - Member
- Pest Management in ANR - Member
- Sub Tropical Crops - Member
- Vegetable Crops - Member