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Dr. Dave Lambert

Research Area: Plant pathology


Phone: 207-581-2988

Office: 9 Deering Hall

Bio: Dr. Lambert received his B.S. (1971) from the University of Pittsburg.  He received his M.S. (1973) and Ph.D. (1979) degrees from Penn State .  He joined the faculty in 1986 and is an Associate Professor of Plant Pathology.

Teaching:  PSE457 Plant Pathology

Current Research:  Management of seed- and soil-borne potato diseases. These include pink rot (Phytophthora erythroseptica), white mold (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum), late blight (Phytophthora infestans), common scab (Streptomyces species), powdery scab (Spongospora), Potato Mop-TopVirus, bacterial ring rot (Clavibacter) and others. Approaches to these problems include varietal evaluation and resistance breeding, host-pathogen interac-tions, soil, nutrient and management interactions affecting disease development, chemical control and fungicide-resistant pathogen population biology. Management of lowbush blueberry diseases.

Recent Publications

Lambert, D.H., R. Loria, D.P Labeda, and G. Saddler. 2008. Recommendation for the conservation of the name Streptomyces scabies. Request for an opinion. Int. J. System Evol. Microbiol. 58:2447-2448.

Haynes, K.G., R.W. Goth, D.H. Lambert, and B.J. Christ. 2007. Evaluation of a short-day adapted tetraploid potato population with horizontal resistance to Phythphora infestans under long-day conditions in northern Maine. Amer J. Potato Res 84: 459-466.

Olanya, O.M., G.C. Starr, C.W. Honeycutt, T.S. Griffin, and D.H. Lambert. 2007. Microclimate and potential for late blight development in irrigated potato. Crop Protection 26:1412-1421.

Olanya, M.O., D.H. Lambert, A.F. Reeves, and G.A. Porter. 2007. Evaluation of potato clones for resistance to stem canker and tuber black scurf in field studies following artificial inoculation with Rhizoctonia solani AG-3 in Maine. Arch. Phytopathology and Plant Protection 2007; 1-10,

Ganga, Z.N, G.A. Porter, D. H. Lambert, G. Sewell, and A. Bushway. 2006. Reeves Kingpin: A high-yielding mid-season variety suitable for fry processing. Amer J Potato Res 83:141-148

Lambert,, D.H., A.F. Reeves,, G.S. Grounds,, and E.A. Giggie. 2006. Relative susceptibility of potato varieties to Streptomyces scabiei and S. acidiscabies. Am. J. Potato Res 83:67-70.

Olanya, O.M., D.H. Lambert, and G.A. Porter. 2006. Effect of pest and soil management systems on potato diseases. Amer. J. Potato Res. 83:397-408.

Lambert, D.H., M.L. Powelson, and W.R. Stevenson. 2005. Nutritional interactions influencing diseases of potato. Am. J. Potato Res 82:309-319.

Olanya, O.M., D.H. Lambert, and A.B. Plant. 2005. Occurrence and cross-infection of Phytophthora infestans on hairy nightshade (Solanum sarrachoides) and poytato (Solanum tuberosum) in Maine. Can. J. Plant. Path. 27:458-460.

Peters, R.D., R.J. Clark, A.D. Coffin, A.V. Sturz, D.H. Lambert and J.S. Miller. 2005. Discovery of limited genetic diversity in North American isolates of Phytophthora erythroseptica pathogenic to potato based on random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis. Plant Disease 89: 380-384.

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Plant, Soil, and Environmental Sciences
5722 Deering Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5722
Phone: (207) 581-2947 | Fax: (207) 581-2999
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System