Jiahuai "Alex" Hu

Assistant specialist & asst. professor - School of Plant Sciences
(520) 626-6287 / (520) 621-3792 (Lab)

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Plant Pathology Virginia Tech
  • M.S. Plant Pathology China Agricultural University
  • B.S. Plant Protection USTC/Hefei Institute of Economics and Technology

Research Interests

  • Etiology, biology, epidemiology, and integrated management of important diseases of fruit and nut trees, vegetable, cotton, small grains, and woody ornamentals
  • Disease diagnosis and pathogen detection

Selected Publications

Hu, J. 2020. Phymatotrichopsis root rot of grape. The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona. AZ1859.
Hu, J. 2020. Alfalfa mosaic virus (AMV) infections in garbanzo beans. The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona. az1857.
Hu, J. 2020. Goss’s bacterial wilt and leaf blight of corn. The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona. az1849.
Hu, J. and Norton, R.E. 2020. Fusarium wilt of cotton. The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona. az1852.
Hu, J. and Norton, R.E. 2020. Symptom identification and management of cotton seedling diseases. The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona. az1856.
Hu, J. and Norton, R.E. 2020. Alternaria leaf spot of cotton. The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona. az1854.
Hu, J. 2020. Pistachio foliar fungal diseases. The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona. az1826.
Hu, J. 2020. Symptom identification of citrus brown wood rot (BWR). The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona. az1815.
Hu, J. 2020. Symptom identification of pecan Phymatotrichopsis Root Rot (PRR). The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona. az1814.
Hu, J. and Wright, G. 2019. Huanglongbing of citrus. The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona. az1795.
Hu, J. 2018. Vegetable diseases caused by Phytophthora capsici in Arizona. The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona. az1773.
Hu, J. 2018. Pecan bacterial leaf scorch. The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona. az1772.
Hu, J. 2018. Phymatotrichopsis root rot in pecan. The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona. az1771.
Hu, J. 2018. Cotton stem blight and boll rot. The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona. az1770.
Hu, J. and Ottman, M. 2018. Stripe rust of small grains. The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona. az1755.
Hu J. 2018. First report of onion bulb rot caused by Pantoea agglomerans in Arizona. Plant Disease https:// doi/pdf/10.1094/PDIS-10-18-1749-PDN
Hu J., Handique U., Norton E.R. 2018. First report of Sclerotinia boll rot and stem blight of cotton in Arizona. Plant Disease 102: 1171 https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-12-17-1897-PDN
Hu J., Jiang J., and Wang N. 2017. Control of citrus huanglongbing (HLB) via trunk injection of plant activators and antibiotics. Phytopathology https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-05-17-0175-R
Hu J., Wang N. 2016. Evaluation of the spatiotemporal dynamics of oxytetracycline and its control effect against citrus Huanglongbing via trunk injection. Phytopathology http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-02-16-0114-R
Hu J., Telenko D.E., Phipps P. M. and Grabau E. A. 2016. A comparative assessment of susceptibility of peanut genetically engineered for Sclerotinia blight resistance to non-target peanut pathogens. European Journal of Plant Pathology DOI 10.1007/s10658-015-0831-4
Hu J., Telenko D.E., Phipps P. M., Hills H. and Grabau E. A. 2015. Quantifying transgene flow rate in transgenic sclerotinia-resistant peanut lines. Field Crop Research 178: 69-76 doi: 10.1016/j.fcr.2015.03.016.
Hu J., Telenko D.E., Phipps P. M. and Grabau E. A. 2014. Assessment of peanut quality and compositional characteristics among transgenic Sclerotinia blight-resistant and non-transgenic susceptible cultivars. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 62: 7877-7885.
Hu J., Johnson E. G., Wang N.-Y., Davoglio T., and Dewdney M. M. 2014. qPCR quantification of pathogenic Guignardia citricarpa and nonpathogenic G. mangiferae in citrus. Plant Disease 98:112-120.
Partridge-Telenko D. E., Hu J., Livingstone D. M., Shew B. B., Phipps P. M., and Grabau E. A. 2011. Sclerotinia blight resistance in Virginia-type peanut transformed with a barley oxalate oxidase gene. Phytopathology 101:786-793.

Research Areas

  • Microbiology
  • Plant Protection and Pathology