Michael Matheron

Extension Plant Pathologist - The School of Plant Sciences
Yuma Agricultural Center
(928) 782-5863

Educational Background

B.S. Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis; M.S. Plant Physiology, Oregon State University; Ph.D. Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis.

Research Interests

The ecology and management of fungal diseases of vegetable crops and citrus. Research is directed at the development of new or the enhancement of existing management strategies for economically important fungal diseases associated with desert southwest agriculture. Integrating biological, chemical, and cultural approaches, disease management programs are being developed or refined to combat diseases such as Sclerotinia drop of lettuce, downy mildew of lettuce and spinach, powdery mildew of lettuce and cucurbits and Phytophthora root and crown rot of chile pepper.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Introduction to Plant Pathology (PLP 305)

Areas of Research

  • Plant Protection and Pathology