Dr. Srdjan Acimovic, candidate for the Senior Extension Associate / Plant Pathologist position at the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory met with growers and search committee members on January 26th at 2:00 PM. His presentation was entitled “Expanding Alternative Approaches in Apple Scab and Fire Blight Management”, available in the link above.
The presentation will also made live via Polycom conferencing to Cornell University locations in Geneva, Ithaca and Riverhead, NY.
The incoming plant pathologist will be replacing Dr. Dave Rosenberger, recently retired in February 2014. During his retirement and the transition of the Hudson Valley Laboratory to increasing partnership with the fruit growing industry, Dave has continued to serve the region’s tree fruit growers with disease management advise and recommendations through his timely blog site.
Srdjan recently completed his PhD program at Michigan State University Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences Applied Insecticide Toxicology Laboratory & Pesticide Analytical Laboratory. He completed his Masters of Science in 2009, Phytopathology, University of Novi Sad, Serbia under Dr. Jelica Balaz. His Thesis titled “Monitoring of Infection Intensity and Development of Specific Symptom Types in Apple Fire Blight”. His PhD project “Disease Management in Apples Using Trunk Injection Delivery of Plant Protective Compounds.” focused on a trunk injection approach and technology for disease and insect control in fruit trees. The projects encompassed applied and fundamental aspects of fruit tree trunk injection with conventional and alternative plant protective compounds. The research studied protective compound distribution properties in apple tree crown after trunk injection to control of apple scab (Venturia inaequalis) and fire blight (Erwinia amylovora) with SAR inducers and fungicides.
During his PhD program at Michigan State, Srdjan has worked under George Sunden and John Wise. Srdjan’s CV provides addition details of his Professional Appointments And Employment.