Pathogens and diseases affecting sugarcane, disease management, conventional and molecular selection for host plant resistance, Pythium, and changes in soil microbial communities associated with sugarcane monoculture.
Teaching Experience: PLHL 7083 - Epidemiology and Crop Loss Assessment, 3 hour lecture course.
Hoy, J. W., Bischoff, K. P., Milligan, S. B., and Gravois, K. A. 2003. Effect of tissue culture explant source on sugarcane yield components. Euphytica 129:237 - 240.
Hoy, J. W. and Flynn, J. L. 2001. Control of ratoon stunting disease of sugarcane in Louisiana with seedcane produced through micropropagation and resistant cultivars. Proc. Int. Soc. Sugar Cane Technol. 24:417 - 421.
Dissanayake, N., and Hoy, J. W. 1999. Organic material soil amendment effects on root rot and sugarcane growth and characterization of the materials. Plant Disease 83:1039 - 1046.
Hoy, J. W., Grisham, M. P., and Damann, K. E. 1999. Spread and increase of ratoon stunting disease of sugarcane and comparison of disease detection methods. Plant Disease 83:1170 - 1175.