Dr. Xiao-Bing Yang (XB Yang)

Professor X.B. Yang, Iowa State University


My research interest is to answer the questions of why, when and where new diseases or disease problems occur. My major topics are:

1) analysis of emergence of new disease problems in association with changes in agricultural systems and climate change;

2) the interaction between fungi and transgenic plants and its consequences to crop production;

3) macro-scale patterns of diseases occurrence for disease prediction, and

4) biological control: use of biological agents to control diseases. 



Area of Expertise: 
Disease Management
Biological Control
PhD, Louisiana State University, 1989;
MS, China Agricultural University, 1985
B.A., China Agricultural University, 1982