Plant Pathology & Microbiology

Dr. Mark Black
Emeritus Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist




Control of plant diseases in Southwest Texas with emphasis on variety development to improve plant disease resistance (see Extension Efforts – Plant disease control).


* B.S.A. (Plant Pathology), University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
* M.S. (Plant Pathology), U.A., Fayetteville
* Ph.D. (Plant Pathology), North Carolina State University


Selected Organizations and Links

Cotton Root Rot
Cotton Root-Rot Susceptibility

CottonRootRotOrnamentals Aug08 update

Green Thumb Garden Club – Uvalde
Links to landscape plant lists for Southwest Texas

Master Gardener

Peanut Disease and Nematode Control Recommendations

Planting Trees & More…

Pecan Fungicide List
PecanDisease Management25Jan11

Rainfast Time for Pesticides

Result Demonstrations

New Agent result demo 30March11

Possibilities for Result Demonstrations in Plant Pathology 30March2011

Texas Peanut Variety Survey Report
Texas Peanut Variety Surveys 1997-2011


Clean Plants Project

Clean plants update.2 9Feb15

Texas Pierce’s Disease
2009 Texas PD Research Symposium, Driftwood, TX

TURF.TAP Black summary 13Apr10

Contact Dr. Black at:

830-278-9151 ext 250
830-278-4008 fax

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