|Name||Michailides, Themis J.|
Ph.D. (1984) Plant Pathology |
University of California, Davis
|Specialty||Ecology, epidemiology and postharvest disease control of pome and stone fruits, vines and figs; mycotoxin contamination of tree nuts and figs.|
|Location||Kearney Agricultural Center, 9240 South Riverben Ave., Parlier, CA 93648|
|Phone Number||559-646-6500; 559-646-6546|
My research program deals with mycotoxin (mainly aflatoxin) contamination of tree nuts and figs, the ecology, epidemiology, and control of above ground fungal diseases of tree fruit, nut, and vine crops, and postharvest diseases of these crops. This research includes both basic studies of these diseases and the pathogens involved as well as more applied studies directed towards understanding, management, and solving problems that affect agricultural crops in the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys.
The goals of my postharvest program are 1) to develop basic information on the biology of the postharvest pathogens and on the epidemiology of postharvest diseases that can be used for the development of effective control approaches; 2) to predict preharvest and postharvest diseases based on quantification of the pathogens in the field; and 3) to characterize nut (pistachio, almond, walnut) and fruits (raisins, figs) contaminated with aflatoxins to help separate them from non-contaminated fruits.
|Campus||UC Davis Faculty|