My Current Position
My PhD Research
The first part of my PhD project was to determine which preharvest growing conditions (environmental and cultural factors) result in increased postharvest susceptibility to R. stolonifer.
The second part of my project was to quantify
the impacts occurring on sweetpotato packinglines and determine the effect of
the wounds caused by these impacts as they relate to R. stolonifer susceptibility. (R. stolonifer infection requires a specific type of
wound (impact bruise) to initiate infection, but little is known about the
effect of wound severity on disease development.)
The third part of my PhD project was to identify new alternative fungicides for control of R. stolonifer. This involves screening reduced-risk and biological-based products for efficacy.
CSU Extension-Adams County
9755 Henderson Road
Brighton, CO 80601
brooke.a.edmunds at gmail.com