“Plant pathology is applied botany that improves the lives of people.”
Anybody that knows Dr. Mark Windham today could tell you how friendly and humorous he is. With a strong desire to help enrich the lives of others, he has served the entomology and plant pathology industry for over 30 years. His career is labeled with achievement after achievement, but a healthy life is a balance between work and relaxation. Beyond the lab, Dr. Mark Windham loves spending time with his family, reading books, and walking along the beach. Every month, he and his wife adventure somewhere new with nothing but a compass as their guide. His character, professionalism, and outlook on life can only be described as reMARKable!
Asking Questions About Rose Rosette to Inform Industry Stakeholders
Rose growers across the country are faced with a problem unlike any other. Eriophyid mites blown by the wind transmit rose rosette virus (RRV) causing a terminal infection known as rose rosette disease (RRD). Dr. Mark Windham’s research, teaching, and extension aim to combat this rose epidemic at the heart, resistance and education.
Dogwood Anthracnose: Developing a Defense
Dogwood anthracnose is a deadly disease of Cornus spp. caused by the pathogen Discula destructiva. Thanks to Dr. Mark Windham and his colleague’s efforts, resistance has been discovered, several new cultivars are now available for this important beautiful native tree.