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Janna L Beckerman

Botany and Plant Pathology 

  • Professor
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Dr. Beckerman’s primary responsibility at Purdue University is to lead the plant pathology extension education effort in horticultural crops by developing and enhancing a close working relationship between the University, extension educators, and members of the fruit and ornamentals industries. There are two major approaches to managing plant disease in horticultural crops: Incorporating disease resistance, when possible, and utilizing fungicides, when necessary.

 

The goal of her extension program is to enable commercial growers to effectively and sustainably manage both chemical (fungicide) and genetic (disease resistance) resources while protecting the environment. To this end, research in Dr. Beckerman’s lab includes:

 

*Biology and management of apple diseases, including apple scab, bitter rot, canker diseases and sooty blotch and flyspeck, with a focus on fungicide resistance and improved delivery

*Phytophthora biology and management in ornamentals

*Morel biology and genomics

 

Awards & Honors

(2012) PUCESA Team Award: Imprelis Herbicide Injury Response Team. Purdue University.

(2011) Richard L. Kohls Early Career Award. Purdue University.

(2010) Richard L. Kohls Early Career Award. Purdue University.

Selected Publications

Beckerman, J., & Creswell, T. (2014). First Report of Brown Rot (Monilinia fructicola) on the Dogwood, Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas). Plant Disease, 9, 1275.

Wilson, A., Beckerman, J., & Aime, C. (2014). First report of the white pine blister rust fungus, Cronartium ribicola, on Ribes odoratum, in Indiana. Plant Disease, 98, 277.

Beckerman, J., Sundin, G., & Rosenberger, D. (2014). How IPM contributed to the current fungicide resistance crisis in apple management. Pest Managaement Science, 10(1002), 3715.

Leonberger, A., Speers, C., Ruhl, G., Creswell, T., & Beckerman, J. (2013). A Survey of Phytophthora species in Midwest Nurseries, Greenhouses, and Landscapes.. Plant Disease, 97, 635-640. Retrieved from http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/pdf/10.1094/PDIS-07-12-0689-RE

Beckerman, J., & Kaur, R. (2012). Cover crop amendments for the suppression of Verticillium wilt in organic tomatoes grown in greenhouse, 201. Plant Disease Management Reports, 6:V159. Retrieved from http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/pub/trial/pdmr/volume6/abstracts/v159.asp

Beckerman, J. (2012). Detection of Fungicide Resistance.. In Fungicides. M. Nita, Editor. InTech North America 41 Madison Avenue 31st Fl., Manhattan 10010 New York USA: InTech-Open Access. Retrieved from http://www.intechopen.com/subjects/agricultural-and-biological-sciences

Beckerman, J., & Kaur, R. (2012). Evaluation of fungicide BAS500WU for control of seedling damping-off in tomato, 201. Plant Disease Management Reports, 6, OV160. Retrieved from http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/pub/trial/pdmr/volume6/abstracts/v160.asp

Beckerman, J., & Kaur, R. (2012). Evaluation of fungicide BAS500WU for control of seedling damping-off in vinca, 2011. Plant Disease Management Reports, 6:OT033. Retrieved from http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/pub/trial/pdmr/volume6/abstracts/ot033.asp

Beckerman, J., Bordelon, B., Foster, R., & Hirst (2012). Home Fruit Production Spray Guide.. , (ID-146), 34. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-146-W.pdf

Beckerman, J., Bordelon, B., & Babadoost, M. (2012). Midwest Small Fruit Spray Guide. , (ID168), 89. Retrieved from http://hort.agriculture.purdue.edu/pdfs/08SprayGuide.pdf