SCRI Project Updates

Onion ipmPIPE & Diagnostic Tools


ipmPIPE & Innovative Disease Diagnostic Tools for Onion Growers


Researchers, Collaborators & Advisors:



Project Co-Directors:

Howard F. Schwartz, Professor of Plant Pathology and Extension Specialist, Colorado State University, C205 Plant Sci. Bldg. BSPM, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1177,


James VanKirk, Director, Southern Region IPM Center. North Carolina State University, 1730 Varsity Drive, Suite 110. Raleigh, NC 27606-2194,


Project Principal Investigators:

Brenda K. Schroeder, Asst. Professor, Washington State University, 355 Johnson Hall, Department of Plant Pathology, Pullman, WA  99164-6430,

Jed Lafferty, Managing Director Life Sciences, Planalytics, Inc., 920 Cassatt Road Suite 300, Berwyn, PA 19312,

G. Keith Douce, Professor, Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health, The University of Georgia, P. O. Box 748 Tifton, GA 31793,

 George Jibilian, President, Multigrain International, LLC. 314 Peterson Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524,

 George W. Norton, Professor, Virginia Tech, Dept. of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 205-B Hutcheson Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061,


Project Collaborators:

 Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University


 Ned Tisserat, Colorado State University


 S. Krishna Mohan, University of Idaho


 Mary Hausbeck, Michigan State University


 Chris Cramer, New Mexico State University


 Mark Uchanski, New Mexico State University


 Brian Nault, Cornell University


 Dan Drost, Utah State University


 Diane Alston, Utah State University


 Lindsey du Toit, Washington State University


 Tim Waters, Washington State University


 Carrie Wohleb, Washington State University


 Richard Alldredge, Washington State University


 Hanu Pappu, Washington State University


 Ron Gitaitis, University of Georgia


 Joe LaForest, Univerity of Georgia


 Chris Parmeter, Virginia Tech


  Other onion-producing states and personnel are welcome to participate !!



Wayne Mininger, Executive Secretary of the National Onion Association;


 Robert Sakata, Onion Grower and President of the Colorado Onion Association;


 Bill Dean, Board Member with Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association;


 Paul Ruszkiewicz, Chairman, New York State Onion Industry Council;


 Morgan Reeder, President, Utah Onion Association.


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