Dr. Ian M. Small
Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology
Office Location: Quincy, FL.
The goal of my integrated research and extension program is to improve our understanding of plant diseases and reduce their impact on food, feed, fiber and bioenergy crops in Florida. More specifically, my primary areas of interest within plant pathology are epidemiology, integrated disease management, smart crop protection, and plant breeding for disease resistance. I work closely with agronomists, plant breeders, and other scientists to evaluate genetic, cultural, biological, and chemical disease control strategies as components of integrated crop management of field crops such as peanut, cotton, and bioenergy feedstock crops. I also collaborate with computer scientists and agricultural engineers to develop and evaluate technologies such as decision support systems and phenotyping tools.
Please see my Research and Extension sections for more information.