University of California, Riverside

Department of Nematology



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Ole becker J. Ole Becker

Cooperative Extension Specialist & Nematologist
2250B Spieth Hall
Office phone: (951) 827-2185
Fax: (951) 827-3719
email: obecker@ucr.edu

 

Biography

Dr. Becker has been a faculty member in the Department of Nematology since 1992. In addition to basic and mission-oriented research on biology, ecology and management of plant-parasitic nematodes, he focuses on extending information about integrated pest management to county advisors, growers, industry representatives and the general public.

 

Former Institutions

Ciba-Geigy Ltd., Basel, Switzerland

Plant Genetic Systems, Ghent, Belgium

 

Awards

2007 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

2007 Invitational Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

2002-03 UC Riverside Non-Senate Distinguished Researcher Award

1999 California Association of Nurseryman, Centinela Chapter Research Award

1997 Society of Nematologists Novartis Award for Outstanding Contributions to Agriculture

 

Research Areas

Integrated pest management of plant parasitic nematodes.

 

Recent Publications

Becker J.O. 2014. Plant Health Management: Crop Protection with Nematicides. In: Neal Van Alfen, editor-in-chief. Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems, Vol. 4, San Diego: Elsevier, pp. 400-407.

Mathews, D.M., J.O. Becker, and S. Tjosvold 2014. Plant Diseases. Chapter 13. In: Newman, J. (ed) Container Nursery Production and Business Management Manual. Univ. of Calif. Agric. and Nat. Resour. Publication 3540. Richmond, CA. pp.178-200.

Becker, J.O. 2014. Citrus Pest Management: Nematodes. In: UC Citrus Production Manual, eds. L. Ferguson, E. E. Grafton-Cardwell., Univ. of Calif. Agric. and Nat. Resour. Publication 3539 pp. 303-306.

Smith Becker, J., J. Borneman, and J.O. Becker 2013. Dactylella oviparasitica parasitism of the sugar beet cyst nematode observed in trixenic culture plates. Biological Control 64:51-56.

Luo, L., S. R. Yates, D. J. Ashworth, R. Xuan, and J.O. Becker 2013. Effect of films on 1,3-dichloropropene and chloropicrin emission, soil concentration, and root-knot nematode control in a raised bed. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 61: 2400-2406.

Yang, J., P.M. Ruegger, M.V. McKenry, J.O. Becker, and J. Borneman 2012. Correlations between root-associated microorganisms and peach replant disease symptoms in a California soil. PLoS ONE 7(10): e46420. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046420

Matsui, M., H. Honjo, J.O. Becker, and R. Fukui 2012. Temperature-dependent effects of soil amendment with crop residues on suppression of Rhizoctonia damping-off of sugar beet. Plant and Soil 348: 467-477.

Yang, J., S. Benecke, D.R. Jeske, F. Rocha, J. Smith-Becker, P. Timper, J.O. Becker, and J. Borneman 2012. Population dynamics of Dactylella oviparasitica and Heterodera schachtii: toward a decision model for sugar beet planting. Journal of Nematology 44:237-244.

Yang, J., A. Loffredo, J. Borneman, and J.O. Becker 2012. Biocontrol efficacy among strains of Pochonia chlamydosporia obtained from a root-knot nematode suppressive soil. Journal of Nematology 44:67-71.

Watanabe, K., M. Matsui, H. Honjo, J.O. Becker, and R. Fukui 2011. Effects of soil pH on Rhizoctonia damping-off of sugar beet and disease suppression induced by soil amendment with crop residues. Plant Soil 347:255-268.

Westphal, A., A. Pyrowolakis, R.A. Sikora, and J.O. Becker 2011. Occurrence of soil suppressiveness against Heterodera schachtii in California cropping areas. Nematropica 41:161-171.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Nematology
Margarita Flores
1447 Boyce Hall

Tel: (951) 827-3598
Fax: (951) 827-2364
E-mail: mverd003@ucr.edu

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