Speaker: Jerry Weiland, Research Plant Pathologist




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Jerry Weiland, Research Plant Pathologist at USDA-ARS  
Jerry Weiland is a research plant pathologist with the USDA-ARS Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory in Corvallis, Oregon where his team conducts research on diseases of trees and shrubs for the nursery industry. Research in the Weiland lab focuses on identifying and understanding the pathogens that cause disease in order to develop effective disease control strategies. Current research projects include Phytophthora root rot of rhododendron and boxwood blight.



The ARS vision is to lead America towards a better future through agricultural research and information.  
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table.



ARS delivers scientific solutions to national and global agricultural challenges. Our Vision -- Global leadership in agricultural discoveries through scientific excellence. Core Values -- Scientific excellence, creativity, innovation, integrity, leadership, collaboration, accountability, transparency, diversity, respect, inclusiveness, and public service. These values underpin ARS’ commitment to delivering cutting-edge, scientific tools and innovative solutions for American farmers, producers, industry, and communities to support the nourishment and well-being of all people; sustain our nation’s agroecosystems and natural resources; and ensure the economic competitiveness and excellence of our agriculture.

Address:     5601 Sunnyside Ave. Beltsville, MD 20705
Email:  james.altland@usda.gov     Contact:   James Altland
Phone:    (330) 263-3870   FAX:  (330) 263-3953


             



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