Phil Hamm

Professor Emeritus, Plant Pathologist, Station Director

Email Phil or 541-567-6337 x110

College of Agricultural Science

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology

Extension Research & Interests: Primary responsibility to high value agricultural crops in North Central and Northeast Oregon.

Specialty: Identification and control of vegetable diseases; Biology and control of potato diseases; Biology and epidemiology of Phytophthora.


M.S. - 1981 - Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis

B.S. - 1974 - Biology, Western Oregon State College, Monmouth

Organizations and Affiliations:

  • Epsilon Sigma Phi
  • American Phytopathological Society
  • Northwest Science Association
  • Potato Association of America
  • Western Regional Committee on Potato Virus Disease

Honors, Awards, and Certifications:

  • Potato Association of America Honorary Life Membership Award,  2012
  • OSU College of Agricultural Sciences Leadership Award, 2012
  • Integrated Pest Management Team Award, with others, Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America, 2011
  • Potato Researcher of the Year. Spudman Magazine 2010
  • Potato Association of America Team Award, with others, 2010
  • Award of Excellence. Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors, 2008
  • Recognition Award, Potato Association of America, Senior Editor 2008
  • Oregon Water Coalition, President Plaque, 2003
  • Pacific Division, American Phytopathological Society, President Plaque, 2002
  • Achievement Award, National Association of County Agricultural Agents, 1999
  • Extended Education Faculty Achievement Award, 1996, Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Blue Mountain Potato Growers Achievement Award, 1995
  • Award for Excellence in Extension, 1995, College of Agricultural Sciences Award
  • Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering Commendation, 1994
  • Outstanding Research Assistant Award, 1988, Oregon State University, Corvallis


Hometown: Bend, Oregon