My research program focuses on understanding with a science-based approach, the biotic and abiotic factors that limit tree crop productivity and develop adapted cultural practices to manage them. The outcome of this research is shared with industry stakeholders and partners through extension and outreach materials.
Specifically, my lab is working on invasive and endemic vascular diseases of tree crops including citrus Huanglongbing, Pierce's disease of grapevine, and fungal vascular diseases of fruit and nut crops. My lab is studying the benefits and limits of citrus undercover production system for HLB mamagement. In addition, my program is profiling the microbiome of plants and harness potential beneficial microbial strains that could be deployed as bioproducts in agriculture.
Cooperative Extension Specialist
University of California
Department of Botany & Plant Sciences
900 University Ave, 3214 Batchelor Hall
Riverside, CA 92521
Office: (951) 827-6988