Bo Ming Wu
Bo grew up in a village in southeastern China. He received his bachelor degree in Plant Pathology from Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China in 1986. After he worked as a teacher in Jiangxi Agricultural University, Jiangxi, China for four years, he entered graduate school in Beijing Agricultural University and earned a master degree in Plant Pathology in 1994. He enrolled into the graduate program in the University of California, Davis in 1995. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1999, he worked in the department of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis. As a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the beginning and Assistant Project Scientist late, Bo Ming’s research was focused on fungal diseases on vegetable crops, particularly lettuce.
On March 2, 2009, Bo Ming Wu joined Oregon State University. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, and a faculty at Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Madras, Bo Ming Wu has responsibility in applied research and extension. His current research interests are focused on disease problems on crops important to central Oregon, including grass seed crops, carrot seed crops, peppermint, garlic, onion, potato and more. He is particularly interested in understanding the epidemiology of diseases, developing environmental friendly disease management strategies and serving local growers. The projects that Bo Ming Wu are currently leading include: Evaluating Actigard for controlling Xanthomonas blight in carrot seed crops, developing new integrated strategies for controlling white rot in garlic and onion, modelling the effects of weather conditions on ergot in Kentucky bluegrass in central Oregon, and evaluation of biological control agents for Verticillium wilt in peppermint.
Bo Ming Wu is also a Member of Plant Disease Editorial Board, responsible for assigning disease notes to Senior Editor and peer reviewers.
Bo Ming is married to Minghua Wang, a food quality specialist with two children. He likes reading, hiking, and playing chess. He especially enjoys the time playing with his daughter Rachel and son Johnathan.
- Klose, S., Wu, B. M., Ajwa, H. A., Koike, S. T., and Subbarao, K. V. 2010. Reduced efficacy of rovral and botran to control Sclerotinia minor in lettuce production in the Salinas Valley may be related to accelerated fungicide degradation in soil. Crop Protection 29:751-756.
- Hayes, R. J., Wu, B. M., Pryor, B. M., Chitrampalam, P., and Subbarao, K.V. 2010. Assessment of resistance in lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) to mycelial and ascospore infection by Sclerotinia minor Jagger and S. sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary. Hortscience 45:333-341.
- Wu, B. M., Subbarao, K. V., and Qin, Q.-M. 2008. Nonlinear colony extension of Sclerotinia minor and S. sclerotiorum. Mycologia 100:902-910.
- Wu, B. M., and Subbarao, K. V. 2008. Effects of soil temperature, moisture and burial depths on carpogenic germination of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and S. minor. Phytopathology 98: 1144-1152.
- Njambere, E.N., Chen, W.D., Frate, C., Wu, B.M., Temple, S.R., and Muehlbauer, F.J. 2008. Stem and crown rot of chickpea in California caused by Sclerotinia trifoliorum. Plant Disease 92:917-922.
- Wu, B. M., Subbarao, K. V., and. Liu, Y.-B. 2008. Comparative survival of sclerotia of Sclerotinia minor and S. sclerotiorum. Phytopathology 98: 659-665.
- Wu, B. M., Peng, Y.-L., Qin, Q. M., and Subbarao, K. V. 2007. Incubation of excised apothecia enhances ascus maturation of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Mycologia 99: 33-41.
- Thakur, R. P., Rao, V. P., Wu, B. M., Subbarao, K. V., Mathur, K., Tailor, H.C., Kushwaha, U.S., Dwivedi, R. R., Krisnaswamy, R., Hiremath, R. V., and Indira, S. 2007. Genetic resistance to foliar anthracnose in sorghum and pathogenic variability in Colletotrichum graminicola. Indian Phytopathology 60:13-23.
- Wu, B. M., and Subbarao, K. V. 2006. Analyses of lettuce drop incidence and population structure of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and S. minor. Phytopathology 96:1322-1329.
- Qin, Q.-M., Vallad, G. E., Wu, B. M., and Subbarao, K. V. 2006. Phylogenetic analyses of phytopathogenic isolates of Verticillium spp.. Phytopathology 96:582-592.
- Wu, B. M. and Subbarao, K. V., Ferrandino, F. J., and Hao, J. J. 2006. Spatial analysis based on variance of moving averages. Journal of Phytopathology 154:349-360.
- Wu, B. M. and Subbarao, K. V. 2005. Analysis of spatial patterns in plant pathology. Pages 167-187 in: Recent Research Developments in Plant Pathology, Vol.3 (2004). S. G. Pandalai, eds. Research Signpost, Kerala, India.
- Wu, B. M., Subbarao, K. V., and van Bruggen, A. H.C. 2005. Analyses of the relationships between lettuce downy mildew and weather variables using geographic information system techniques. Plant Disease 89:90-96.
- Thakur, R. P., Rao, V. P., Wu, B. M., Subbarao, K.V., Shetty, H.S., Singh, G., Lukose, C., Panwar, M.S., Sereme, P., Hess, D.E., Gupta, S.C., Dattar, V.V., Panicker, S., Pawar, N.B., Bhangale, G.T., and Panchbhai, S.D. 2004. Host resistance stability to downy mildew in pearl millet and pathogenic variability in Sclerospora graminicola. Crop Protection 23:901-908.
- Wu, B. M., and Subbarao, K. V. 2003. Effects of irrigation and tillage on the dynamics of Sclerotinia minor sclerotia and lettuce drop incidence. Phytopathology. 93:1572-1580.
- Bhat, R. G., Smith, R. F., Koike, S. T., Wu, B. M. and Subbarao, K. V. 2003. Characterization of Verticillium dahliae isolates and wilt epidemics of pepper. Plant Disease 87:789-797.
- Wu, B. M., van Bruggen, A. H. C., Subbarao, K. V. and Scherm, H. 2002. Incorporation of temperature and solar radiation thresholds to modify a lettuce downy mildew warning system. Phytopathology 92: 631-636.
- Wu, B. M., Subbarao, K. V., van Bruggen, A. H. C., and Koike, S. T. 2001. Comparison of three fungicide spray advisories for lettuce downy mildew. Plant Disease 85:895-900.
- Wu, B. M., van Bruggen, A. H. C., Subbarao, K. V., and Pennings, G. G. H. 2001. Validation of weather and leaf wetness forecasts for a lettuce downy mildew warning system. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 23:371-383.
- Wu, B. M., van Bruggen, A. H. C., Subbarao, K. V., and Pennings, G. G. H. 2001. Spatial analysis of lettuce downy mildew using geostatistics and Geographic Information Systems. Phytopathology 91:134-142.
- Wu, B. M., Subbarao, K. V., and van Bruggen, A. H. C. 2000. Factors affecting the survival of Bremia lactucae sporangia deposited on lettuce leaves. Phytopathology 90:827-833.
- Wu, Bo-Ming, Zhao, Mei-Qi, and Zeng, Shi-Mai, 1995. Studies on the yield loss due to concurrence of sharp eyespot and grain aphid. Pages 65-73 in: Symposium on Plant-Pro-tection-System-Engineering in the Wheat Field. Mei-Qi Zhao, ed. Beijing Agricultural University Press, Beijing.
- Wu, Bo-Ming, Zhao, Mei-Qi, and Zhang Mei-Yong, 1995. Determination of the compound control threshold for concurrence of sharp eyespot and grain aphid. Page 74-78 in: Symposium on Plant-Protection-System-Engineering in the Wheat Field. Mei-Qi Zhao, ed. Beijing Agricultural University Press, Beijing.