XB Yang

Ph.D. Louisiana State University
M.S. China Agricultural University

Fellow of American Phytopathological Society

Email: xbyang@iastate.edu

Research Interests
My research interest is to answer the questions of why, when and where new diseases or disease problems occur. Major topics are: 1) analysis of emergence of new disease problems in association with changes in agricultural systems and climate change; 2) the interaction between fungi and transgenic plants and its consequences to crop production; 3) macro-scale patterns of diseases occurrence for disease prediction, and 4) disease management. Study in his laboratory addresses questions of how climate and farming practices affect pathogen growth and survival. Currently our lab works intensively on risk assessment of Asian soybean rust.

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