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Plant Pathology and Microbiology / Dr. Forrest W. Nutter, Jr.

Dr. Forrest W. Nutter, Jr.

  Dr. Forrest W. Nutter, Jr.
Professor

315 Bessey Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-8737

 
Educational Background
 

 Ph.D: North Dakota State University, 1983

 M.S.: University of New Hampshire, 1978

 B.S.: University of Maryland, 1976


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Research Areas
 

My research program focuses on understanding, quantifying and forecasting the occurrence of plant disease epidemics and other plant stresses on the health and productivity of plant populations.  Remote sensing, GPS, and GIS technologies are being developed and integrated to detect, monitor, and quantify the impact of new and emerging threats to crop biosecurity.  Theoretical and practical approaches for quantifying the spatial and temporal dynamics of biotic plant pathogens are used to develop computer models to quantify the impacts of plant stresses on crop yield and quality.  Models are also being developed to quantify the risks versus benefits of new agricultural biotechnologies. 

 
Publications
 

Byamukama E., Robertson, A. E., and Nutter, F. W., Jr.  2011.  Quantifying the within-field temporal and spatial dynamics of Bean pod mottle virus in soybean.  Phytopathology 95: 126-136.

Lu, X., Byamukama, E., Robertson, A., and Nutter, F. W., Jr.  2010.  Prevalence, incidence and spatial dependence of Soybean mosaic virus in Iowa.  Phytopathology 100:931-940.

Nutter, F.W., Jr. 2010.  Weber - Fechner Law.  Pages 1612-1615 in: Encyclopedia of Research Design, Vol. 3, N.J. Salkind, ed. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Nutter, F.W., Jr., Byamukama, E., Coelho-Netto, R.A., Eggenberger, S.K., Gleason, M.L., Gougherty, A., Holah, N., Robertson, A.E., and Van Rij, N. 2010. Integrating GPS, GIS, and remote sensing technologies with disease management principles to improve plant health.  Pages 59-90 in: GIS Applications in Agriculture-Invasive Species, S. Clay, ed., Taylor & Francis Group LLC, Boca Raton, FL.

Nutter, F.W. Jr., Holah, N.S., Eggenberger, S.K., Byamukama, E., Wright, D.L., Marois, J., and Van Rij, N. 2009.  Integrating GPS, GIS, and remote sensing technologies for improved crop biosecurity.  Pages 116-117 in: Proceedings of the 10th International Epidemiology Workshop, June, Cornell University, Geneva, N.Y. (ISBN).

Nutter, F. W., Jr., and Madden, L.V. 2008.  Plant pathogens as biological weapons against agriculture.  Pages 335-363 in: Beyond Anthrax: The Weaponization of Infectious Diseases. L. I. Lutwick and S. M. Lutwick, eds. Springer, NY, NY.

Nutter, F.W., Jr., Van Rij, N., Eggenberger, S.K., and Holah, N. 2010.  Spatial and temporal dynamics of plant pathogens.  Pages 27-50 in: Precision Crop Protection - the Challenge and Use of Heterogeneity, E-C. Oerke. R. Gerhards, G. Menz, and R.A. Sikora, eds.  Springer, NY, NY.

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Department Highlights

Bogdanove Laboratory

Xanthomonas oryzae pathovars: model pathogens of a model crop

"Bacterial diseases cause significant losses in many crops, and control measures are often limited or unavailable. Also, bacterial diseases of plants can be tractable models for understanding plant responses to microbial pathogens generally. Research in the Bogdanove laboratory centers on two important diseases of rice, bacterial blight and bacterial leaf streak." Read More