Paul D. Peterson

Research Associate Professor, Plant Pathology



Office: 843-307-2966

Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences

Pee Dee Research and Education Center

Ph. D., North Carolina State University
M.A., North Carolina State University
B.A., North Carolina State University

Plant Pathology; Epidemiology

Research interest:
Development of integrated control strategies for tobacco diseases. Biology, epidemiology and control of bacterial wilt disease of tobacco.

Peterson, P.D. ed. 2015. SC Tobacco Growers Guide for 2015. Circular 569. Clemson University.

Peterson, P.D., and B.A. Fortnum. Maleic Hydrazide alters bacterial wilt severity based on application timing. Plant Disease (in press).

Drake, K.D.,J.M. Moore, P. Bertrand, B. Fortnum, P.D. Peterson, R.S. Lewis. 2015. Black shank resistance and agronomic performance of flue-cured tobacco lines and hybrids carrying the introgressed Nicotiana rustica region, Wz. Crop Sci. 55:1-8. doi:10.2135/cropsci2014.02.0164

Clement, K.M.T., W. Marshall, R. Yokoyama, D. Honda, J.C. Lippmeier, K.D. Craven, P.D. Peterson, M.L. Berbee. 2009. Labyrinthulomycetes phylogeny and its implications for the evolutionary loss of chloroplasts and gain of ectoplasmic gliding. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 50:129-140.

Camberato, J.J., P.D. Peterson, S.B. Martin. 2006. Salinity and salinity tolerance alter rapid blight in Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, and slender creeping red fescue. Online. Applied Turfgrass Science doi:10.1094/ATS-2006-0213-01-RS.

Peterson, P.D., K.J. Leonard, A.P. Roelfs, and T.B. Sutton. 2005. The effect of barberry eradication on changes in populations of Puccinia graminis in Minnesota. Plant Disease 89:935-940.

Peterson, P.D., S.B. Martin, and J.J. Camberato. 2005. Tolerance of cool-season turfgrasses to rapid blight disease. Online. Applied Turfgrass Science doi:10.1094/ATS-2005-0328-01-RS.

Peterson, P.D., Craven, K.D., T.K. Mitchell, and S.B. Martin. 2005. Molecular identification of the turfgrass rapid blight pathogen. Mycologia 97:160-166.

Peterson, P.D., K.J. Leonard, J.D. Miller, R.J. Laudon, and T.B. Sutton. 2005. Prevalence and distribution of common barberry, the alternate host of Puccinia graminis, in Minnesota. Plant Disease 89:159-163.

Peterson, P.D., and C.L. Campbell. 2002. The prevalence and association of cucumber leaf spot pathogens in North Carolina. Plant Disease 86:1094-1100.