Welcome to the Gevens lab!

 

My research program investigates the ecology of fungus and fungus-like plant pathogens for enhanced and integrated disease management. We have three main areas of focus: management of Phytophthora species pathogenic on potato and vegetable crops in field and storage, investigating species distribution and occurrence of pathogenic Alternaria affecting potato, and development of integrated disease management programming in potato systems to reduce reliance upon soil fumigation in managing key soilborne diseases. As the UW-Extension Potato and Vegetable Pathologist, my program supports vegetable growers by providing research-based recommendations for controlling diseases during production and in storage. My research program directly feeds into my extension work.

Vegetable Crop Updates

Get the latest information about disease management in vegetable crop production in Wisconsin.

Interactive disease severity charts

We operate a network of four weather stations to give you the most relevant and accurate tools for late blight prevention in Wisconsin

Vegetable Disease Forecasting Network

This map tool helps you visualize disease and insect pressure across Wisconsin based on degree-day models and NOAA meteorological data.

Field Trials

Here you can find reports on our annual fungicide and disease management evaluations.