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Scot C  Nelson

Name :

Scot C Nelson

Title :

Specialist

Unit :

Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences

Address :

3050 Maile Way
                    Honolulu, HI 96822

Room :

Gilmore Hall 513A

Phone :

(808)956-6741

Fax :

(808)956-2428

E-mail :

snelson@hawaii.edu

Website :

http://hawaiiplantdisease.net

Specialties :

Plant Disease Epidemiology and Management

Education :


  • State College Area High School, State College Pennsylvania (1974)
  • B.A. History, Pennsylvania State University (1979)
  • M.S. Plant Pathology, Texas A & M University (1988)
  • Ph.D. Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University (1992)


Projects :


  • New rootstocks for management of Kona coffee root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne konaensis)
  • Hawaii plant pathogens: Searchable online database
  • Plant pathology extension programs for Internet clients, website(s) development
  • Banana bunchy top and banana farming
  • Mitigation of damage to crops caused by volcanic emissions
  • Spatial pattern analysis via drone photography
  • Authorship of Extension publications
  • Plant disease management for tropical crops


Courses Taught:


 
  • PEPS 405 (Plant Pathogens and Diseases)
  • PEPS 430 (Plant Disease Management)


Interests :


  • Extension plant pathology
  • Photography
  • Website development, app development, database management
  • Grafting
  • Medicinal plants and tropical fruits
  • Unusual plant parasites
  • Volcanic emissions injury to plants
  • Plant disease epidemiology and management
  • Spatial pattern analysis


Publications :


PUBLICATIONS AUTHORED:

Books: 1

Book chapters: 12

Conference proceedings edited: 3

Conference proceedings (contributed articles): 12

Abstracts: 25

Refereed journal publications: 25

Extension publications (UH-CTAHR): 78

Popular press articles: 7

Newsletters edited: 1

Newsletter articles contributed: 9


ADDITIONAL OUTPUTS AND ACTIVITIES:

Training and workshops: > 50

Plant doctor clinics: > 75

Videos produced: 7

Apps developed: 5

Websites created: > 10

Computer software programs developed: 3

Conferences organized: 3

Manuscript reviews provided: 20 scientific journals

Manuscript editorial positions held: 3

International travel related to employment: 8 countries

Service to stakeholders: > 50 organizations

Grants awarded (Intramural and extramural, PI, Co-PI and/or Collaborator): 28


SAMPLE PUBLICATIONS:

Nelson, S. C. and C. R. Elevitch. 2006. Noni: The Complete Guide for Consumers and Growers. Permanent Agriculture Resources, Holualoa, Hawaii.

Nelson, S. C., Ploetz, R. C., and Kepler, A. K. 2006. Musa species (banana and plantain).  Pp. 521–562 in: Elevitch, C. R. (ed.) Traditional Trees of Pacific Islands: Their Culture, Environment, and Use. Permanent Agriculture Resources, Holualoa, Hawaii.

Nelson, S. C., and Abad, Z. G. 2010.  Phytophthora morindae, a new species causing black flag disease of noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) in Hawaii. Mycologia 102:122-134.

Nelson, S. C., 2006. Grafting of Acacia koa Gray onto young seedlings. Native Plants

Journal 7(2):137-140.

Nelson, S. 2013. Bacterial Wilt of Edible Ginger in Hawaii. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Cooperative Extension Service, PD-99. 8 p.

Nelson, S. 2013. Rusts of 'Ilima. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Cooperative Extension Service, PD-97. 3 p.

Nelson, S. Boron Deficiency of Papaya. 2012. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Cooperative Extension Service, PD-91. 4 p.

Nelson, S. 2012. Rat-Feeding Injury to Plants in Hawaii. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Cooperative Extension Service, MP-7. 10 p.

Nelson, S. 2012. Injuries Caused by the Giant African Snail to Papaya. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Cooperative Extension Service, MP-6. 7 p.

Nelson, S., and Taniguchi, G. 2012. Ant Damage to Banana Fruits by Abdominal Secretions. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Cooperative Extension Service, IP-29. 5 p.

Nelson, S., Melzer, M., and Hu, J. 2011. Citrus Tristeza Virus in Hawaii. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Cooperative Extension Service, PD-77. 16 p.