Research Focus

See highlights below.
Harnessing components of the root microbiome for plant disease management 
Soilborne pathogen studies in field crops  
           Macrophomina phaseolina 
          Rhizoctonia solani - collaboration with Dr Sydney Everhart 
          Fusarium Root rot diseases - multiple collaborators outside Nebraska and within the state including Dr Robert Harveson

Biological Control and Integrated Management
          Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) 
          Soil health and Suppressive soils - collaborations with Dr Gary Yuen.
          Integrated management of soilborne diseases of wheat - collaborations with Dr S. Wegulo and Dr P. S. Baenziger  
         Biocontrol of insect pest - collaboration with Dr Julie Peterson, UNL West Central Research & Extension Center