Podcast E3 S3: Part 1 Springing into Scab Season - Guest Dr. Srdjan Acimovic

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

On today’s episode of the Orchard Outlook podcast we are finally putting the spotlight on the most economically significant apple fungal disease! You guessed it, apple scab. We need to know where this fungus is lurking and its relationship with weather conditions. Our guest Dr. Srdjan Acimovic joins us on Part 1 to uncover the organism responsible for scab (recorded on March 9, 2022). Stay tuned for Part 2 next week!

Dr. Srdjan Acimovic is an Assistant Professor of tree fruit and specialty crop pathology at Virginia Tech’s Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center. In a prior role he was an Extension Associate of plant pathology at Cornell University’s Hudson Valley Laboratory. Dr. Acimovic was a recipient of an Early Career Achievement Award by the American Phytopathological Society in March 2021.

Show notes:
  • The Acimovic Lab website: https://blogs.cornell.edu/acimoviclab/
  • RIMPro decision support service for the management of pests in apple: https://rimpro.cloud
  • In this podcast, Perennia representatives and episode guests mention the RIMPro service but it is neither an endorsement of the service nor a suggestion that similar services are ineffective.
  • On Twitter @SAcimovic_VTech

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