Professor of Plant Pathology and Extension Specialist
Peter is a specialist on blueberry, cranberry and grape diseases at the Philip E. Marucci Center at Rutgers. He earned his B.Sc. from the University of New Brunswick in 1983, M.Sc. from the University of Guelph, Ontario in 1986 and Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside in 1990. He held postdoctoral positions at Duke University and the University of Kansas before going to Rutgers in 1993. He has worked with diseases of onions, avocados, and the white campion and pathogens such as Phytophthora and Microbotryum. His current research is focused on the biology, etiology, lifecycles and management of fungal pathogens of small fruit. He is also working on a collaborative project to develop remote sensing, GPS and GIS as tools for detection and treatment of plant disease in perennial crops.