Department: School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

Chuanxue Hong

Chuanxue HongProfessor
Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

Expert in ornamental plant diseases, irrigation pathogens, recycled water quality and treatment, systematics and biology of the genus Phytophthora

chhong2@vt.edu
757-363-3908
http://arec.vaes.vt.edu/arec/hampton-roads/people/hong-bio.html

Expertise

  • Ornamental plant pathology
  • Phytophthora taxonomy, phylogenetics, and identification
  • Pathogen aquatic biology
  • Quorum sensing in Phytophthora species and associated microbes
  • Fungicide resistance
  • Boxwood blight
  • Recycled water science and technology
  • Plant biosecurity
  • Water and environmental sustainability

Hillary Mehl

Hillary MehlAssistant professor, Extension specialist
Tidewater Agricultural and Research Extension Center
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

Expert in plant disease management

hlmehl@vt.edu
757-657-6450
http://arec.vaes.vt.edu/arec/tidewater/people/mehl-hillary.html

Expertise

  • Row crops: small grains, corn, soybean, peanut, cotton, sorghum
  • Integrated pest management
  • Plant disease management and diagnosis
  • Pathogens and nematodes
  • Mycotoxins