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Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

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Pamela Roberts

Professor, Ph.D

Vegetable Plant Pathology

pdr@ufl.edu

Dr. Pamela D. Roberts is a Professor of Plant Pathology and State Extension Specialist for Vegetable Pathology at University of Florida, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, FL. She received her B.Sc. in Horticultural Sciences from Kansas State University, M.S. in Plant Pathology from University of Hawaii, and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Florida. .

The latest from the lab of Dr. Pamela Roberts

Scientists find new watermelon viruses in Florida; help available

IMMOKALEE, Fla. --- Florida watermelon growers, the most productive in the nation, face two new viruses. But finding a disease is the first step to managing it, says a University of Florida scientist who helped pinpoint the diseases. From...
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AI helps detect powdery mildew early so growers can manage disease in squash

IMMOKALEE, Fla. --- Plant detectives and engineers from the University of Florida are using artificial intelligence to find a disease early so growers who produce summer squash can keep it under control. Early detection gives farmers a fighting...
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Drone Images Detect Two Tomato Diseases with 99% Accuracy

IMMOKALEE, Fla. --- New technology being developed by University of Florida scientists identifies two dangerous tomato diseases with 99 percent accuracy. This finding is critical because diseases can cost growers millions of dollars annually in...
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