Curriculum Vitae

Professor of Plant Pathology

Education

A. B., cum laude, General Studies, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, 1974.
M. S., Plant & Soil Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 1978.
Ph. D., Plant Pathology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1986. 

Professional Interests

  • Plant disease management
  • Epidemiology, modeling and forecasting of diseases of fruit crops
  • Sustainable agriculture

Presentations at Professional Meetings 2011-2014

Cooley, D. R. and T. Green. 2013. Does increased fungicide use in eastern apples mean greater pesticide risk? An evaluation using PRiME. Phytopathology 103 (Suppl. 2):S2:29.

Oudemans P.; Cooley, D.; Bradshaw, T.; Robinson, D.; Berkett, L. and Carroll, J. 2012. Site specific applications via integration of existing weather networks and proven predictive models. 7th International IPM Symposium: IPM on the World Stage. Memphis, TN, March 27-29.

Cooley, D. R., Rozyne, M.; Reissig, H.; Agnello, A.; Green, T. 2012. A pest management program using reduced-risk pesticides, Eco-Apple protocols, and value added marketing for NY and New England growers. 7th International IPM Symposium: IPM on the World Stage. Memphis, TN, March 27-29.

Cooley, D. R. 2011. Present understanding of the epidemiology of the sooty blotch/flyspeck disease complex. 9th International IOBC/WPRS Workshop on Pome Fruit Diseases. Aug. 29 – Sep. 2 2011. Hasselt, Belgium. (Invited).

Professional Awards 2012-2014

International IPM Award of Excellence, 2012. Awarded for “visionary, dedicated, collaborative” work with the Eco Apple Program. 7th International IPM Symposium, Memphis, TN.

Teaching 2013-2014

First Year Seminar: Food & Disease; Plant Disease Management & Ecology; Plagues: the Ecology of Disease; Agricultural Ecology; Global Issues in Applied Biology (1 4-wk. module).

Refereed Publications 2010-2014

Frederick, Z. A., Villani, S. M., Cooley, D. R., Biggs, A. R., Raes, J. J. and Cox, K. D. xxxx. Prevalence of quinone outside inhibitor resistance and the stability of qualitative QoI resistance in Venturia inaequalis. Plant Disease. Accepted March 2014. On-line http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/pdf/10.1094/PDIS-10-13-1042-RE

Shapiro-Ilan, D. I., Wright, S. E., Tuttle, A. F., Cooley, D. R. & Lesky, T. C. 2013. Using entomopathogenic nematodes for biological control of plum curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar: Effects of irrigation and species in apple orchards. Biological Control, 67, 123-129.

Cooley, D.R., D. A Rosenberger, M. L Gleason,., G. Koehler, K. Cox, J. M. Clements, T. B. Sutton, A. Madeiras, and J. R. Hartman. 2011. Variability among forecast models for the apple sooty blotch/flyspeck disease complex. Plant Dis. 95: 1179-1186.

Piñero, J. C., A. M. Agnello, A. Tuttle, T. C. Leskey, H. Faubert, G. Koehler, L. Los, G. Morin, K. Leahy, D. R. Cooley and R. J. Prokopy. 2011. Effectiveness of odor-baited trap trees for plum curculio (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) monitoring in commercial apple orchards in the Northeast. J. Econ. Entomol. 104(5): 1613-1621.

Gleason, M. L., J. C Batzer, G. Sun, R. Zhang, M. M. D. Arias, T. B. Sutton, P. W. Crous, M. Ivanovic, P. S. McManus, D. R. Cooley, U. Mayr, R. W. S. Weber, K. S. Yoder, E. M. Del Ponte, A. R. Biggs, and B. Oertel. 2011. A new view of sooty blotch and flyspeck. Plant Dis. 95:368-383.

Cooley, D.R., Autio, W. R. 2011. Summer pruning of apple: impacts on disease management. Adv. in Hort. Sci. 25: 19-24. (In press).

Cooley, D. R., R. F. Mullins, P. M. Bradley and R. T. Wilce. 2011. Culture of the upper littoral zone marine alga Pseudendoclonium submarinum induces pathogenic interaction with the fungus Cladosporium cladosporioides. Phycologia 50: 541–547. DOI: 10.2216/10-84.1.

K.D. Cox, S. M. Villani, J.J. Raes, J. Freier, H. Faubert, D. Cooley and J. Clements. 2011. First reports of brown fruit rot on sweet cherry (Prunus avium) and plum (Prunus domestica), and shoot blight on apricot (Prunus armeniaca), Kwanzan cherry (Prunus serrulata) and sweet cherry (Prunus avium) caused by Monilinia laxa in New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Plant Dis. 95: (Accepted August 2011; available on-line http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/pdf/10.1094/PDIS-07-11-0606

Piñero, J. C., A. M. Agnello, A. Tuttle, T. C. Leskey, H. Faubert, G. Koehler, L. Los, G. Morin, K. Leahy, D. R. Cooley and R. J. Prokopy. 2011. Effectiveness of odor-baited trap trees for plum curculio (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) monitoring in commercial apple orchards in the Northeast. J. Econ. Entomol. 104(5): 1613-1621.

Biggs, A.R., D. R. Cooley, D. A. Rosenberger and K. S. Yoder. 2010. Relative susceptibility of selected apple cultivars to sooty blotch and flyspeck. Plant Health Progress (on-line) doi:10.1094/PHP-2010-0726-01-RS.

Outreach Publications 2013-2014

Cooley, D.R., A. Tuttle, S. Villani, K. Cox, G. Koehler, T. Green and P. Werts. 2013. Increasing fungicide use in New England apples. Fruit Notes 78 (4) 1-6.

Moran, R., G. Koehler, C. Smith, G. Hamilton, W. MacHardy, L. Berkett, H. Faubert, M. Conklin, A. Tuttle, J. Clements and D. Cooley. Survey of New England apple growers on using sanitation and delaying early-season fungicide applications. Fruit Notes 78 (4) 9-11.

Clements, J. and D.R. Cooley. 2013. A comparison of two sources of environmental data and three model outputs for primary apple scab in 2012 at the UMass Cold Spring Orchard. Fruit Notes 78 (2) 4-11.