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Global Food Systems Institute

Global Food Systems Institute

Ian Small

Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology, North Florida Research and Education Center

The goal of Dr. Small's integrated research and extension program is to improve our understanding of plant diseases and reduce their impact on food, feed, fiber and bioenergy crops in Florida. More specifically, his primary areas of interest within plant pathology are epidemiology, integrated disease management, smart crop protection, and plant breeding for disease resistance. He works closely with agronomists, plant breeders, and other scientists to evaluate genetic, cultural, biological, and chemical disease control strategies as components of integrated crop management of field crops such as peanut, cotton, and bioenergy feedstock crops. Dr. Small also collaborate with computer scientists and agricultural engineers to develop and evaluate technologies such as decision support systems and phenotyping tools.

GFSI faculty member Ian Small