Curriculum Vitae

Professor of Plant Pathology & Nematology

Education

Ph.D.  Plant Pathology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, 1981.
M.S.  Natural Resources (Plant Pathology), University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 1977.
B.S.  Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 1972.

Professional Interests

  • Diagnostic plant pathology.
  • Diseases of vegetables, ornamentals, and turf.
  • Biological control of plant pathogens.

Professional Experiences

2014  Fulbright Scholar, teaching Diagnostic Plant Pathology for one semester in Bangladesh
2008  Developed and taught a workshop on diagnostic plant pathology in Bangladesh; help establish the first dedicated plant disease diagnostic clinic in Bangladesh.
2006  Fulbright Scholar, taught Diagnostic Plant Pathology for one semester in Bangladesh
2003-07  Cooperating U.S. Scientist for USDA/Bangladesh Integrated Pest Management Project
1999-2003  Cooperating U.S. Scientist for USDA/Bangladesh Integrated Pest Management Project
2003-present  Professor, Department of Plant Soil and Insect Sciences. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Extension/Teaching/Research.
1997-2003  Associate Professor. Department of Microbiology.
1990-97  Associate Professor. Department of Plant Pathology. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. Extension/Teaching/Research. Provided diagnostic services for commercial vegetable and ornamental industries.
1984-90  Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology. University of Massachusetts, Suburban Experiment Station, Waltham. Research and Extension. Provided diagnostic services for commercial vegetable and ornamental industries.
1985  Consultant for Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council and International Agricultural Development Service, Feb. 1-March 7. Taught two short courses in diagnostic plant pathology in Bangladesh.
1983-84  Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology. Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Director of Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. Supervised Extension Nematology Program.
1981-83  Research Associate of Plant Pathology, Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science. Responsibilities: Director of Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. Supervised Extension Nematology Program.
1980  Lecturer in Plant Pathology, Virginia Western Community College, Roanoke, Virginia.
1977-81  Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology and Physiology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Teaching Experiences

University of Massachusetts

  • 572- Nematology (with lab)
  • 535- Diagnostic Plant Pathology (with lab)
  • 505- Introductory Plant Pathology (with lab)
  • 597p- Biological Control of Plant Diseases
  • 526- Forest Pathology
  • 385- Biotechnology (Immunodiagnostic techniques module)
  • 107- Plant Pathology Lab for Non-Woody Plants
  • 106- Plant Pathology Lab for Woody Plants
  • 105- Turf Pathology Lab
  • 104- Introductory Plant Pathology
  • Contributed Lectures to: 550-Plant Disease Management, 520- Mycology, 190a- Horticulture, 523 Biological Control, Mass Bay Community College

Bangladesh

  • 1985  Plant Disease Diagnostics: two one week short-courses for agricultural scientists
  • 2006, 2014  Taught a semester course at BAU, Diagnostic Plant Pathology.
  • 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011  Workshops on Plant Disease Diagnostics.

Virginia Western Community College

  • Developed and taught Diseases of Ornamentals

University of Connecticut

  • Dendrology Teaching Assistant, 4 semesters

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Phytopathological Society
  • Canadian Phytopathological Society
  • Mycological Society of America
  • Society of Nematologists

Invited Seminars and Symposia

2007  “Biology of Water-Borne Plant Pathogens in Recirculating Water Systems”, Orland FL
2006  “Diseases of Ornamental Plants”, Bogota Columbia
2006  “Extension Plant Pathology in the U.S., BAU, Mymensingh Bangladesh
2000  “Managing downy mildew of rose”. Bogota Colombia
1999  “Diseases of Cut Flowers”. Toluca, Mexico
1999  “Diseases of Floricultural Crops” Cuernavaca, Mexico
1999  “Seed morphology” FDA/Center for Food Safety and Nutrition, Washington D.C.
1999  “Decontamination of injured seeds” National Center for food Safety and Technology, Chicago Illinois
1999  “Demystifying immunology-based detection kits”. International Sprout Growers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.
1999  “Commercial biological products for reducing plant disease and enhancing plant establishment in flowers and ornamental crops”. American Society of Horticulture Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN
1999  “Plant and Human Pathogens of Sprouts”. American Phytopathological Society, Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
1998  Management of microorganisms that cause deterioration of sprouts” International Sprout Growers Association, San Diego, CA
1998  “The integrity of seeds used for sprouting as related to sanitation” California Dept of Healthy Services- Food and Drug Branch in cooperation with U.S. FDA and California Department of Food and Agriculture.
1997  “Diseases of Sprouts” International Sprout Growers Association, Orlando FL.
1996  “Fusarium wilt of basil” International Herb Association 12th Annual Conference.
1986  “Bangladesh: problems and progress”. Mattatuck Community College Waterbury, CT World Food Day.
1985  “Thielaviopsis black root rot of Japanese holly and the interaction with endomycorrhizal fungi” Dept of Plant Pathology University of Maine
1985  “Establishing plant disease clinics in Bangladesh”, a series of seminars given at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institutes in: Joydebpur, Hathazari, Jamalpur, Jessore and Ishurdi; Chittagong University, Bangladesh Agricultural University and the Sugarcane Research and Training Institute.
1985  “Hemlock canker” Dept of Plant Pathology, Rutgers University, NJ

Editorial Board

Journal of Sustainable Agriculture

Ad Hoc Reviewer

Plant Disease
Journal of Herbs and Spices
HortScience
Plant Health Progress
Mycotaxon
Environmental Pollution

Service to, Professional Societies

2012-2015  Senior Editor, APSnet Education Center
2006-2009  Councilor, Northeast Division (NED), American Phytopathological Society
2003  Nominations Committee, Northeast Division (NED), American Phytopathological Society
2002-03  Ecology Committee, Society of Nematology
2000-03  Site Selection Committee, NED, American Phytopathological Society
1999-2000  Local Arrangements Committee Chair, NED, American Phytopathological Society. Organized a workshop for arborists and nurserymen on diseases of ornamental plants. NED/APS
1998-2000  Awards Committee, NED, American Phytopathological Society
1997-98  Immediate Past President, NED, American Phytopathological Society
1996-97  President, NED, American Phytopathological Society
1996-97  Compiler, APS; Develop standard names for diseases of floricultural crops
1995-96  Vice President, NED, American Phytopathological Society 1994-95 Secretary/Treasurer, NED, American Phytopathological Society
1994-95  Turfgrass and Ornamentals Working Group, American Phytopathological Society, Chair
1992-95  Graduate Student Award Committee member, NED, American Phytopathological Society
1990-92  Diseases of Ornamentals and Turfgrasses Committee, American Phytopathological Society
1990-91  APS Diseases of Ornamentals and Turfgrasses Committee, American Phytopathological Society, Chair
1989-90  Organized a national workshop on the identification of Rhizoctonia at Michigan State University, in conjunction with the annual meeting of APS
1986-87  Organized a national workshop on the identification of Phytophthora species at Ohio State University.
1985-90  Diagnostics Committee, American Phytopathological Society
1989-90  Step Committee, American Phytopathological Society, Chair
1988-89  Diagnostics Committee, American Phytopathological Society, Chair
1988-89  NED/APS Extension Committee, NED American Phytopathological Society, Chair
1988-89  NED/APS Extension Committee, NED American Phytopathological Society, Secretary

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Wick, R. L. and Schroeder, D. B. 1982. In Vitro production of pectolytic and cellulolytic enzymes by Fusarium tricinctum. Mycologia 74:460-466.

Wick, R. L. Moore, L. D. 1983. Japanese holly: A host for endomycorrhizal fungi. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 1:12-14.

Wick, R. L. and Moore, L. D. 1983. Histopathology of root disease incited by Thielaviopsis basicola in Ilex crenata. Phytopathology 73:561-564.

Wick, R. L. and Moore, L. D. 1984. Histology of mycorrhizal and non-mycorrhizal Ilex crenata 'Helleri', challenged by Thielaviopsis basicola. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 6:146-150.

Wick, R. L. and Lambe, R. C. 1985. Occurrence of Cercospora blight on Cryptomeria japonica in the United States. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 3:18-19.

Wick, R. L., Rane, K. K. and Sutton, D. K. 1987. New Hosts for Phytophthora cactorum: Didiscus caerulea and Gypsophila paniculata. Plant Disease 71:281.

Wick, R. L. 1987. On strengthening our plant disease clinics. Plant Disease 71:955.

Wick, R. L. 1987. Occurrence of Thielaviopsis basicola and phytopathogenic nematodes on healthy and declining landscape-grown Ilex crenata 'Helleri'. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 5:131-133.

Wick, R. L. 1988. Occurrence of white patch on red and chewings fescue. Plant Disease 72:268.

Wick, R. L. and Rane, K. K. 1989. Occurrence of tomato pith necrosis caused by Pseudomonas corrugata in Massachusetts. Plant Disease 74:80.

Hansen, M. A., Wick, R. L. and Stromberg, E. L. 1989. First report of Phytophthora megasperma f.s. glycinea on soybean in Virginia. Plant Disease 74:183.

Wick, R. L. and Shrier, R. 1990. Tomato pith necrosis caused by Erwinia chrysanthemi. Plant Disease 75: 615.

Rane, K. K. and Wick, R. L. 1990. Occurrence of Alternaria gomphrenae in North America. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 12:442-444.

Wick, R. L. and Haviland, P. 1992. Occurrence of Fusarium wilt of basil in the United States. Plant Disease 76:323.

LaMondia, J. A. and Wick, R. L. 1992. Occurrence of Heterodera iri in putting greens in the Northeastern United States. Plant Disease 76:643.

Elmer, W. H., Wick, R. L. and Haviland, P. 1994. Vegetative compatibility among Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. basilicum isolates recovered from basil seed and infected plants. Plant Disease 78:789-791.

Trueman, S., and Wick, R. L. 1996. Fusarium wilt of herbs. Acta Horticulturae. 426:365-373.

Boyle, T. H. and Wick, R. L. 1996. Responses of Zinnia angustifolia x Z. Violacea backcross hybrids to three pathogens. HortScience 31:851-854.

Reuveni, R., Dudai, Nativ, Putievsky, Eli, Elmer, W. H. and Wick, R. L. 1997. Evaluation and identification of basil germ plasm for resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. basilicum. Plant Disease 81:1077:1081.

Datnoff, L. E. , Liang, L. Z. and Wick, R. L. 1997. Recent outbreak of Fusarium wilt of basil in Florida. Plant Disease 81:1214.

Wick, R. L., Lerner, J., Pair, S. D., Fletcher, J. Melcher, U. Mitchell, F. and Bruton, B. D. 2001. Detection of cucurbit yellow vine disease in squash and pumpkin in Massachusetts. Plant Disease 85:1031.

Wick, R. L. and Dicklow, M. B. 2002. Epipremnum, a new host for Phytophthora capsici. Plant Disease 86:1050.

Wade, W. N., Scouten, A. J., McWatters, K. M., Wick, R. L., Demirici, A., Fett, W. F., and L. R. Beuchat. 2002. Efficacy of ozone in killing Listeria monocytogenes on alfalfa seeds and sprouts and effects on sensory quality of sprouts. Journal of Food Protection 66:44-51.

Wick, R. L. and Brazee, Nicholas. 2009. First Report of Downy Mildew caused by a Peronospora Species on Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) in Massachusetts. Plant Disease 93: 318.

Dukes, J. et al. 2009. Responses of insect pests, pathogens and invasive species to climate change in the forests of northeastern North America: What can we predict? Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39: 231-248.

Wang, H., Wick, R. L. and Xing, Baoshan. 2008. Toxicity of nanoparticulate and bulk ZnO, Al2O3 and TiO2 to the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Environmental Pollution 157 (4), p.1171-1177.

Mitkowski, N. A., Madeiras, A. M., Chaves, A., and Wick, R. 2009. Fungicide sensitivity of Colletotrichum cereale isolated from turfgrasses in the northeastern United States. Applied Turfgrass Science DOI:10.1094/ATS-2009-0917-01-RS.

Brazee, N. J. and Wick, R. L. 2009. Armillaria species distribution on symptomatic hosts in northern hardwood and mixed oak forests in western Massachusetts. Forest Ecology and Management 258:1605-1612.

Egel, D., Ruhl, G., Hoke, S., Dicklow, M. B. and Wick, R. 2010. First report of black leg of hydroponic basil in the U.S. caused by Plectosporium tabacinum. Plant Disease, 94:484.

Ojiambo, P. S., Holmes, G. J., Britton, W., Keever, T., Adams, M. L. Babadoost, M., et al. 2011. Cucurbit downy mildew ipmPIPE: A Next Generation Web-based Interactive Tool for Disease Management and Extension Outreach. Online. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2011-0411-01-RV.

Brazee, N. J., Hulvey, J.P., and Wick, R.L. 2011. Evaluation of tef1, rbp2, and nLSU sequences for identification of isolates representing Armillaria calvescens and A. gallica from northeastern North America. Fungal Biology 115:741-749.

Brazee, N. J. and Wick, R. L. 2011. Armillaria species distribution and site relationships in Pinus- and Tsuga-dominated forests in Massachusetts. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41:1477-1490.

Brazee, N. J., Marra, R.E., and Wick, R.L. 2012. Genotypic diversity of Armillaria gallica from mixed oak forests in Massachusetts. Mycologia, 104: 53-61

Brazee, N. J., Wick, R. L. and Wargo, P. M. 2011. Effects of hydrolyzable tannins on in vitro growth of Armillaria calvescens and A. gallica. Plant Disease 95(10): 1255-1262.


Fungicide and Nematicide Tests

Wick, R. L. and Kroll, T. K. 1985. Field evaluation of chemical and biological control agents for bean root rot in Massachusetts. Fungicide and Nematicide Tests 40:66.

Wick, R. L. and Haviland. 1994. Evaluation of fungicides for Phytophthora blight and stem rot of vinca, 1993. Fungicide and Nematicide Tests 49:375.

Wick, R. L. and Harwood, K. 1994. Evaluation of nematicides for control of ectoparasitic nematodes under putting green conditions, 1992. Fungicide and Nematicide Tests 49:193.

Wick, R. L. and Haviland, P. 1995. Evaluation of fungicides for Pythium root and crown rot of hybrid seed geraniums, 1994. Fungicide and Nematicide Tests 50:389.

Wick, R. L. and Reid, T. 1995. Evaluation of nematicide for control of Heterodera iri under putting green conditions, 1993. Fungicide and Nematicide Tests 50:211.

Wick, R. L. and Nissenbaum, T. 1998. Timing of Nemacur applications for management of cyst nematodes 1996-1997. Fungicide and Nematicide Tests 53:271-272.

Wick, R. L. and Dicklow, M. B. 2001. Timing of Nemacur for control of root-knot nematodes, 1999. Fungicide Nematicide Tests 56:T10.

Wick, R. L. and Dicklow, M. B. 2002. Evaluation of fungicides for Phytophthora crown rot of verbena, 2001. Fungicide Nematicide Tests 57:0T30.

Wick, R. L., Dicklow, M. B and Rungrassamee, W. 2002. Evaluation of TerraPy-G for managing plant parasitic nematodes in turf, 2001 Fungicide Nematicide Tests 57:T09.

Wick, R. L., Smith, N. L. and Dicklow, M. B. 2002. Evaluation of fungicides for crown rot of verbena, 2001. Fungicide Nematicide Tests 57:T09.

Wick, R. L. and Dicklow, M. B. 2003. Evaluation of fungicides for control of Pythium irregulare root rot of New Guinea impatiens, 2001. Fungicide Nematicide Tests, 58OT024.

Wick, R. L. Dicklow, M. B. 2003. Evaluation of fungicides for “rescue management” of Pythium irregulare root rot of New Guinea impatiens, 2001. Fungicide Nematicide Tests, 58OT024.

S. L. Slinski, R. L. Wick. 2004. Evaluation of fungicides for control of Phytophthora drechsleri crown rot of million bells, 2003. Fungicide Nematicide Tests, 59:OT025.

S. L. Slinski, R. L. Wick 2004. Evaluation of fungicides for “rescue management” of Phytophthora drechsleri crown rot of million bells, 2003.Fungicide Nematicide Tests, 59:OT026.

Wick, R. L., and Massoni, S. C., 2005. Evaluation of fungicides for control of dollar spot, 2004. Fungicide Nematicide Tests 60: T027.


Biological and Cultural Tests

Wick, R. L. 1989. Effect of Milorganite and chitin on stunt nematode populations under putting green conditions. Biological and Cultural Tests, 4:76.

Wick, R. L. and Reid, T. 1995. Effect of two years of chitin applications to putting greens on plant parasitic nematodes, 1992 & 1993. Biological and Cultural Tests 10:31.

Wick, R. L., Reid, T. and Haviland, P. 1995. Effect of nitrogen and calcium on susceptibility of poinsettia cuttings to soft rot, 1993. Biological and Cultural Tests 10:70.

Wick, R. L., and Reid. 1995. Evaluation of Hydroject™3000 aerification as a means of reducing numbers of plant parasitic nematodes, 1993. Biological and Cultural Tests 10:32.

Wick, R. L. and Nissenbaum, T. 1998. Evaluation of Vector MC for managing plant parasitic nematodes in turf, 1995 and 1996. Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases 13:136.

Wick, R. L. and Nissenbaum, T. 1998. Evaluation of DiTera drenches for managing plant parasitic nematodes in turf, 1996 and 1997. Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases 13:133-134.

Wick, R. L. and Nissenbaum, T. 1998. Evaluation of DiTera soil injections for managing nematodes in turf,1997. Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases 13:135.

Wick, R. L. and Nissenbaum, T. 1998. Evaluation of NeoTrol® for managing nematodes in turf, 1997. Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases 13:132.

Wick, R. L. and Nissenbaum, T. 1998. Evaluation of DiTera drenches for managing root-knot nematodes in turf, 1997. Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases 13:140.

Wick, R. L. and Nissenbaum, T. 1998. Evaluation of Safe-T-Green and DiTera for managing plant parasitic nematodes in turf, 1997. Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases 13:137.

Wick, R. L. and Nissenbaum, T. 1998. Evaluation of 3-D for managing plant parasitic nematodes in turf, 1995 and1996. Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases 13:138-139.

Wick, R. L. and Nissenbaum, T. 1999. Evaluation of combinations of fenamiphos-alternatives for managing nematodes in turf, 1998. Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases 14:135.

Wick, R. L. and Nissenbaum, T. 1999. Evaluation of two consecutive seasons of Neo-trol® for managing nemaodes in turf, 1998. Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases 14:136.

Wick, R. L. and Nissenbaum, T. 2000. Evaluation of disease-suppressive growing media and biological control agents for Pythium root rot of geranium, 1999. Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases V15:68.

Dicklow, M. B. and Wick, R. L. 2003. Evaluation of lime application on Superbells cultivars and their resistance to Phytophthora drechsleri and Pythium species, 2002. Biological and Cultural tests for control of Plant Diseases 18:O005.

Wick, R. L. and Abbott, E. 2003. Evaluation of PKX(TM)+JetWet(TM) for controlling nematodes in golf greens- Northfield, MA, 2002. Biological and Cultural tests for control of Plant Diseases 18:T013.

Wick, R. L. and Abbott, E. 2003. Evaluation of PKX(TM)+JetWet(TM) for controlling nematodes in golf greens- Amherst, MA, 2002. Biological and Cultural tests for control of Plant Diseases 18:T014.

Wick, R. L. and Abbott, E. 2004. Evaluation of Dragonfire® and Rutopia® for controlling nematodes in golf greens, 2003. Biological and Cultural tests for control of Plant Diseases 19:T004.

Wick, R. L. and Abbott, E. 2004. Evaluation of BioNem L® for controlling nematodes in golf greens, 2003.Biological and Cultural tests for control of Plant Diseases19:T003.

Wick, R. L. and Abbott, E. 2004. Evaluation of Neo-Tec® for controlling nematodes in golf greens 2003. Biological and Cultural tests for control of Plant Diseases19:T005.

Wick, R. L., and Massoni, S. C., 2005. Evaluation of Neo-Tec® for controlling nematodes in golf greens. Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases 20: T002.

Wick, R. L., and Massoni, S. C., 2005. Evaluation of Neo-Tec® for controlling nematodes in golf greens. Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases 20: T002.

Wick, R. L., and Massoni, S. C., 2006. Evaluation of AgroNeem® for controlling nematodes in golf greens, 2005. Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases 21: T003.

Slinski, S. L. and Wick, R. L., 2006. Evaluation of cucurbit species resistance to Plectosporium tabacinum, 2005. Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases 21:V022.


Plant Disease Management Reports

Wick, R. L. and Stone, L. 2007. Evaluation of Neo-Tec® for controlling nematodes in golf greens 2006. Plant Disease Management Reports (online). Report  1: T056. DOI:10.1094/PDMR01. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.

Wick, R. L. and Stone, L. 2007. Evaluation of Agroneem® for controlling nematodes in golf greens 2006. Plant Disease Management Reports (online). Report  1: T057. DOI:10.1094/PDMR01. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.

Wick, R. L. and Stone, L. 2008. Evaluation of Root RX® for controlling nematodes in golf greens 2007. Plant Disease Management Reports (online). Report  2: T026. DOI:10.1094/PDMR02. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.

Wick, R. L. and Stone, L. 2008. Evaluation of Agroneem® for controlling nematodes in golf greens 2007. Plant Disease Management Reports (online). Report  2: T025. DOI:10.1094/PDMR02. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.

Wick, R. L. and Stone, L. 2008. Evaluation of Neo-Tec® for controlling nematodes in golf greens 2007. Plant Disease Management Reports (online). Report  2: T024. DOI:10.1094/PDMR03. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN. 2:T024.

Wick, R. L. and Stone, L. 2008. Evaluation Efficacy of fungicides for controlling Pythium root rot of geranium, 2007. Plant Disease Management Reports (online). Report  2: OT007. DOI:10.1094/PDMR02. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.

Wick, R. L. and Babineau, D. Evaluation of DiTera for controlling nematodes in golf greens 2008. Plant Disease Management Reports (online). Report  3: T020. DOI:10.1094/PDMR03. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.

Wick, R. L. and Babineau, D. Evaluation of wintergreen oil and D-Limonene for controlling nematodes I golf greens 2008. Plant Disease Management Reports (online). Report  3: T021. DOI:10.1094/PDMR03. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.

Wick, R. L. and Babineau, D. Evaluation of Neo-Tec S.O. for controlling nematodes in golf greens 2008. Plant Disease Management Reports (online). Report  3: T022. DOI:10.1094/PDMR03. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.

Wick, R. L. and Babineau, D. Evaluation of NatureCur for controlling nematodes in golf greens 2008. Plant Disease Management Reports (online). Report  3: T023. DOI:10.1094/PDMR03. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.

Wick, R. L. and Babineau, D. Evaluation of thiophanate methyl and iprodione for controlling lance nematode in golf greens 2009. Plant Disease Management Reports (online). Report  4: T044. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.

Wick, R. L. and Babineau, D. Evaluation of DiTera for controlling lance nematode in golf greens 2009. Plant Disease Management Reports (online). Report  4: N028. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.


Books

Daughtrey, M., Wick, R. L. and Peterson, J. 1995. Compendium of Flowering Potted Plant Diseases. APS Press, St. Paul. 128 pp.


Chapters in Books

Bade, M. L. and Wick, R. L. 1988. Protecting crops and wildlife with chitin and chitosan. Pages 450-468 in: Biologically active natural products; potential use in agriculture. H. G. Cutler, ed. American Chemical Society. Symposium Series 380. Washington, DC. 483 pp.

Wick, R. L. 1988. Disease problems in home greenhouses. Pages 90-95 in: Greenhouses & Garden Rooms. T. Martin, ed. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Inc. Brooklyn, NY 104 pp.

Wick, R. L. 1993. Bacterial leaf spots. Pages 233-236 in: Geraniums IV, J. W. White, ed. Ball Publishing, Geneva, Ill. 412 pp.

Daughtrey, M. and Wick, R. L. 1993. Bacterial Blight. Pages 237-242 in: Geraniums IV, J. W. White, ed. Ball Publishing, Geneva, Ill. 412 pp.

Hansen, M. A., and Wick, R. L. 1993. Plant Disease Diagnosis: Present Status and Future Prospects. Pages 66-126 in: Advances in Plant Pathology Vol. 10, Academic Press, London 347 pp.

Wick, R. L. 1996. Infectious Diseases. Pages 51-61 in: Northeast Sweet Corn Production and Integrated Pest Management Manual, ed R. G. Adams and Jennifer Clark. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. 120 pp.

Wick, R. L. 2001. Minor Diseases of Pepper. Pages 51-57 in: Northeast Pepper Integrated Pest Management manual, ed J. Boucher. University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Barnes, Wick and Benson. 2001. Boxwood Diseases. Pages 95-99 in: Diseases of Woody Ornamentals and Trees In Nurseries, APS Press, St Paul MN. 482 pp.

Creswell and Wick. 2001. Cryptomeria Diseases. Pages 117-120 in: Diseases of Woody Ornamentals and Trees In Nurseries, APS Press, St Paul MN. 482 pp.

Olive and Wick. 2001. Euonymus Diseases. Pages 145-147 in: Diseases of Woody Ornamentals and Trees In Nurseries, APS Press, St Paul MN. 482 pp.

Chase and Wick. 2001. Gardenia Diseases. Pages 171-174 in: Diseases of Woody Ornamentals and Trees In Nurseries, APS Press, St Paul MN. 482 pp.

Wick, R. L. 2001. Taxus Diseases. Pages 360-361 in: Diseases of Woody Ornamentals and Trees In Nurseries, APS Press, St Paul MN. 482 pp.

Wick, R. L. 2013. Fungal Plant Pathogens in Irrigation Water, pages 77-82 in: Biology, Detection, and Management of Plant Pathogens in Irrigation Water. C. X. Hong, G. W. Moorman, W. Wohanka, and
C. Büttner, eds. American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.


Encyclopedia entries

Wick, R. L. 2001. Etiology, Causal Agent, Abiotic, Biotic, Insect Induced Diseases, Koch’s Postulates In: Maloy and Murray. Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology, Vol 1 & 2. John Wiley and Sons. NY 1346 pp.


Bulletins

Wick, R. L. 1985. Plant disease diagnostic training in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Agricultural Research Project Phase II. Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council And International Agency Development Service. PM-7-85. 2l pp.


The Herbarist (A publication of the Herb Society of America)

Wick, R. L. 1997. Fusarium wilt of basil. The Herbarist 63: 49-52.

Wick, R. L. and Pan, Z. 1998. Development of a DNA probe for the detection of Fusarium in Basil. The Herbarist 64:44-46.


Papers Presented

Wick, R. L. and Moore, L. D. 1979. Histological study of Ilex crenata roots colonized by Thielaviopsis basicola. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 69:537.

Wick, R. L. and Lambe, R. C. 1980. Root galls of Japanese holly - a new disease. (Abstr.) Southern Nurseryman's Research Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. Twenty-fifth annual report.

Wick, R. L. and Moore, L. C. 1980. Histology of Ilex crenata endomycorrhizae. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 70:694.

Wick, R. L. and Moore, L. D. 1981. Differential response of two cultivars of Ilex crenata to Thielaviopsis basicola. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 71:912.

Wick, R. L. and Lambe, R. D. 198l. Evidence for Agrobacterium tumefaciens as causal agent of root and crown gall of Ilex crenata cv. Helleri. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 71:912.

Wick, R. L. and Moore, L. D. 1982. Interaction of endomycorrhizae and Thielaviopsis basicola black root disease of Japanese holly. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 72:712.

Wick, R. L. and Lambe, R. C. 1984. A first report of Cercospora on Cryptomeria japonica in the United States. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 74:822.

Wick, R. L. 1984. Incidence of Thielaviopsis basicola on selected landscape-grown Japanese holly cv. Helleri in Virginia. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 74:760.

Hall, M. B., Gerken, H. J., Wick, R. L. and Stallings, C. C. 1984. Microscopic examination and culturing as survey tools for detection of Epicloe typhina in tall fescue. (Abstr.) Proceedings of the 1984 Forage and Grassland Conference, Houston,TX.

Wick, R. L., Schroeder, D. B. and Rane, K. K. 1985. Fusarium sporotrichioides and Phomopsis sp. associated with basal canker of nursery-grown eastern hemlock. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 75:1306.

Wick, R. L., Sutton, D. K. and Rane, K. K. 1987. Pythium soft rot of alfalfa sprouts. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 77:123-124.

Wick, R. L., Rane, K. K., and Sutton, D. K. 1987. Mung bean sprout disease caused by Enterobacter cloacae. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 77:123.

Wick, R. L., Rane, K. K., and Sutton, D. K. 1987. Diseases of mung bean and alfalfa sprouts in New England. (Abstr.) HortScience 22:382.

Wick, R. L. and Rane, K. K. 1987. The efficiency of culture-indexing and ELISA for detection of Xanthomonas campestris pv. pelargonii, the agent of bacterial blight of geranium. Second International Geranium Conference, Pennsylvania State University.

Wick, R. L. and Rane, K. K. 1987. Pseudomonas syringae leaf spot of Pelargonium X hortorum. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 77:1620.

Wick, R. L. and Jeschke, N. 1987. Deterioration of alfalfa sprouts by Pseudomonas species during production. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 77:1620.

Wick, R. L., Vittum, P. J. and Swier, S. R. 1988. Spatial and temporal distribution of plant parasitic nematodes in putting greens in the New England region. (Abstr.) Phytopathology, 78:1521.

Rane, K. K. and Wick, R. L. 1988. Evaluation of culture-indexing and two immunoassays for detection of Xanthomonas campestris pv. pelargonii in geranium. (Abstr.) Phytopathology, 78:1568.

Rane, K. K. and Wick, R. L. 1989. Alternaria leaf spot of Gomphrena globosa. (Abstr.) Phytopathology, 79:1149.

Wick, R. L. and Shrier, R. 1990. Pseudomonas cichorii leaf spot of Calathea picturata 'Argentea'. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 80:124.

Wick, R. L. 1990. Occurrence and management of diseases of nursery and landscape ornamentals caused by Phytophthora. Proceedings of the 1990 American Rhododendron Society, Hyannis, Massachusetts.

Wick, R. L. and Shrier, R. 1991. Damping off and leaf spot of Iceland poppy caused by a seed-borne Dendryphion species. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 81:1176.

Hazzard, R., Wick, R. and Berry, T. 1992. Disease forecasting systems for control of early blight and Septoria leaf spot in fresh market tomatoes. Eight Annual Tomato Disease Workshop. Columbus Ohio.

Wick, R. L., Haviland, P., and Tattar, T. 1994. New hosts and associations for Phytophthora species. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 84:549.

Elmer, W. H., Wick, R. L. and Haviland, P. 1994. Vegetative compatibility among isolates of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. basilicum from basil seeds and infected plants. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 84: 543.

Wick, R. L. and Haviland, P. 1994. Comparison of double-antibody sandwich multi well ELISA with indirect tissue blot ELISA for the detection of INSV in Impatiens. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 84:1376.

Wick, R. L., Haviland, P., Smith, T., and Lopes, P. 1994. Survey of greenhouse plants and thrips for Impatiens necrotic spot virus in Massachusetts. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 84:1376.

Pan, Z., and Wick, R. L. 1994. A simplified RAPD method for fungi. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 84:1374.

Hazzard, R. Wick, R. and Mazzola. 1994. TOM-CAST Forecasting System and Cultural Practices for Managing Early Blight in Fresh Market Tomatoes. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Tomato Canker Workshop.

Wick, R L. and Hazzard, R. 1994. Efficacy of Streptomycin and Bravo CM, Alone and in Combination, On Bacterial Canker of Tomato. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Bacterial Canker Workshop.

Trueman, S. and Wick, R. L. 1995. Fusarium wilt of basil update: Distribution, seedborne nature, and elimination of pathogen from seed. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 85: 1118.

Pan, Z. and Wick, R. L. 1995. Development of a DNA probe for detection of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. basilicum in diseased plants. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 85:1559.

Wick, R. L. 1995. Occurrence of foliar nematodes on woodland plants in a Massachusetts native plant garden. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 85:1561.

Daughtrey, M. L. and Wick, R. L. 1995. Increased frequency and severity of symptoms of Pseudomonas syringae leaf spot on Impatiens under greenhouse cultivation. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 85:1555.

Trueman, S. and Wick, R. L. 1996. Fusarium wilt of herbs. Proceedings International Symposium, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Eds. L. E. Craker, L. Nolan, K. Shetty. Acta Horticulturae 426:365-373.

O’Leary, M. C. and Wick, R. L. 1996. A comparison of biocontrol agent-fortified potting mixes and four commercially available potting mixes in the suppression of Pythium crown rot. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 86:S53.

Mangan, F., Hazzard, R., Howell, J., Wick, R., Bonanno, R., Hollinsgworth, C., Carter, A. K., Ferro, D., Miller, A., Bernatzky, R. and Herbert, S. 1997. Integrated crop management of peppers (Capsicum sp.) in the state of Massachusetts (Abstr.) InterAmerican Society for Tropical Horticulture. XLIII Reunion Anual Programa y Memoria de Resumenes Guatemala 1-4 de Septiembre de 1997. Page 85.

Wick, R. L. and T. Nissenbaum. 1998. Evaluation of commercially-available fenamiphos-alternatives for reducing plant pathogenic nematodes in putting greens. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 88:137.

Lerner, J., Gunner, H. B. and Wick, R. L. 1998. Effect of a vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus on transplant survival and Rhizoctonia root rot of several plant species. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 88:135.

Wick, R. L. 1999. Commercial biological products for reducing plant disease and enhancing plant establishment in flowers and ornamental crops. (Abstr.) HortScience 34:561.

Wick, R. L. 1999. Human pathogens and plant pathogens in alfalfa and mung bean sprouts. (Abstr.) 1999 APS Program Book.

Wick, R. L. and Dicklow, B. 2001. Occurrence of Pasteuria-infected Tylenchorhynchus in golf course putting greens. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 91:S198.

Wick, R. L. and Dicklow, M. B. 2002. Sensitivity of Pythium isolates to metalaxyl. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 92:S147.

Lerner, J. M. and Wick, R. L. 2002. Isolation of plant defense genes exclusive to the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 92:S144.

Rungrassamee, W., Wick, R. L. and Dicklow, B. 2003. Relationship of Pasteuria to root-knot and stunt nematodes. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 93:S135.

Lerner, J., Wick, R. L., and Ciufo, S. 2002. Isolation, cloning and characterization of symbiosis-related plant and fungal genes from in-vitro arbuscular mycorrhiza. (Abstr.) Phytopathology, 93:134.

Hazzard, R., Howell, J., Wick, R. L., and Andenmatten, J. 2002. Management strategies for striped cucumber beetle and bacterial wilt in pumpkin (poster).

Rungrassamee, W. and Wick, R. L. 2003. Relationship of the nematode hyperparasite Pasteuria spp. To Meloidogyne graminis and Tylenchorhynchus spp. in golf greens (poster). Society of Nematology National meeting, Ithaca, NY.

Porth, G., Mangan, F., Wick, R. And Autio, W. 2003. Evaluating organic and conventional management options for clubroot disease (Plasmodiophora brassicae Woron.) of Brassica vegetable crops in Massachusetts (poster). American Society for Horticultural Science; Providence, RI.

Lerner, J., Wick, R., and Cuifo, S. 2003. Modeling symbiosome-associated protein complexes in the mycorrhizal cell. The Fourth International Conference on Mycorrhizae (ICOM4), August 10-15, Montreal.

Slinski, S. and Wick, R. 2005. Phenotypic and genetic variation of Plectosporium tabacinum isolates from southern New England (Abstr.).

McGrath, M.T., Wyenandt, C. A., Raid, R. N., Babdoost, M. and Wick, R. L. 2010. Occurrence of basil downy mildew in the eastern U.S. in 2009 Phytopathology 100:S196 (Abstr.).

McGrath, M.T., Wyenandt, C. A., Raid, R. N., Babdoost, M. and Wick, R. L. 2010. Occurrence of basil downy mildew in the eastern U.S. in 2009 Phytopathology 100:S196 (Abstr.).

Madeiras, A. M., Wick, R. L. and Cooley, D. R. 2010. Sensitivity of Phytophthora capsici isolates from cucurbits in the northeastern U.S. to dimethomorph, cymoxanil, and mefenoxam. Phytopathology 100:S195 (Abstr.)

Egel, D., Ruhl, G., Hoke, S., Dicklow, M. B. and Wick, R. 2010. Black leg of basil caused by Plectosporium tabacinum is reported in the United States (Abstr.)

Wick, R. L, Brazee, N. J. and Wick, H. C. 2010. Colonization of Peronospora belbahrii by the basidiomycetous yeast, Pseudozyma. Phytopathology 101:S263.