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About Robert L. Wick

My appointment to the university includes extension, teaching and research. My major extension activities are in the Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic and Nematode Assay Lab. The Plant Clinic provides support for the UMass Vegetable, Floriculture, Turf and Fruit IPM programs. My research program is targeted to the vegetable, floriculture and turf industries. My current research projects include late blight of potato, downy mildew of basil, Phytophthora blight of cucurbits, and population dynamics and management of nematodes in turf grasses. I teach Plant Pathology, Diagnostic Plant Pathology, Forest Pathology and Mycology. I have also taught courses in Turfgrass Pathology, Nematology and Biological Control of Plant Diseases. I taught Diagnostic Plant Pathology at Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) with the support of a Fulbright Scholar award and received a USDA grant to develop the first dedicated plant disease diagnostic clinic in Bangladesh. I am currently a collaborating USDA scientist with Dr. Md. Bahadur Meah at BAU.


Present Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts Amherst


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Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Fellowship, 2005

Contact Information

109 Fernald Hall
270 Stockbridge Road
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst MA, 01003
Tel: 413-545-1045