Fruit Pathology Program at Kearneysville

Dr. Alan R. Biggs

W V U - R e s e a r c h - T e a c h i n g - S e r v i c e  


Extension/Teaching Program (30%)

Research Program (70%)

  • List of scientific journal articles with links to pdf files (1983 - present)
  • Current and recent research projects:
    • Fire blight epidemiology and management:
    • Effects of calcium salts on fungal pathogens of apple and peach:
      • Effects of calcium salts on growth, polygalacturonase activity, and infection of peach fruit by Monilinia fructicola (journal article (pdf file)).
      • Effects of calcium salts on apple bitter rot caused by two Colletotrichum spp. (journal article (pdf file)  10/20/1999).
      • Effect of inoculum concentration and calcium salts on infection of apple fruit by Botryosphaeria dothidea (journal article (pdf file)  (04/20/2004).
      • Select calcium compounds reduce Phytophthora stem rot disease of soybean. (Journal article pdf). (11/08/2008).
      • Field experiments with two calcium compounds that reduce Phytophthora stem rot disease of soybean, and calcium distribution in plants using scanning electron microscope analysis. Plant Disease 94:812-819. (Journal article pdf). (July 2010).
    • Defense mechanisms in woody plants against fungi:
      • Genetic and temporal variation in abscission zone formation in peach leaves in relation to Leucostoma canker (journal article (pdf file)).
      • Increased suberin accumulation in peach X almond hybrids (journal article (pdf file)).
      • Variation in wound healing and resistance to Leucostoma persoonii in peach derived from embryo culture (journal article (pdf file)) 1/5/2006.
    • NE-183 Disease susceptibility of new apple cultivars:




Alan R. Biggs, Professor of Plant Pathology and Extension Specialist
West Virginia University
Kearneysville Tree Fruit Research and Education Center
67 Apple Harvest Lane
P.O. Box 609
Kearneysville, WV 25430

Phone 304-876-6353 x 226
Fax 304-876-6034

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