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Brent S  Sipes

Name :

Brent S Sipes

Title :

Professor Plant Pathology

Unit :

Department of Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences

Address :

3190 Maile Way
                  Honolulu, HI 96822

Room :

St. John 309A

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Specialties :

Nematode management in pineapples, anthurium, coffee and other tropical crops; plant-parasitic and entomopathogenic nematode biology.

Professional Prep/Appointments :

B.S. Plant Production, Purdue University, with Honors. West Lafayette, Indiana
M.S. Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
Ph.D Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Projects :

Reniform and root-knot nematode control in pineapple. Burrowing nematode control in anthurium. Sustainable plant-parasitic nematode control in tropical crops.

Courses Taught:

PEPS/SUST/NREM 210 - Introduction to Environmental Science
PEPS 451 - Environmental Law
PEPS 605 - Plant Pathogen Biology (Fungi and Nematodes)
PEPS 716 - Advanced Plant Nematology

Research Interests :

Plant-parasitic nematode control in tropical agricultural systems.

Selected Publications :

Books Edited

C. Chan, B. Sipes, and T. Lee. 2017. Enabling Agri entrepreneurship and Innovation: Empirical Evidence and Solutions for Conflict Regions and Transitioning Economies. 214 pages. CAB International. Oxfordshire, UK.

Book Chapters

B.S. Sipes
and B. Chinnasri. 2018. Nematode parasites of pineapple. in Plant-parasitic nematodes in subtropical and tropical agriculture. 3nd edition. R.A. Sikora and J. Bridge, eds. CAB International, Oxfordshire, UK. 

B. Sipes
and A. Pires de Matos. 2018. Pests, Diseases and Weeds. in 2018. The Pineapple, 2nd Edition: Botany, Production and Uses. G.M. Sanewsk et al., eds. CAB International.

B. Sipes
and R. Myers. 2018. Plant-parasitic nematodes in Hawaiian agriculture. In Plant parasitic nematodes in sustainable agriculture of North America. Vol. 1 - Canada, Mexico and Western USA. S.A. Subbotin and J.J. Chitambar, eds. Springer. ISBN:978-3-319-99584-7

B.S. Sipe
s and K.-H. Wang. 2016. Pests, diseases and weeds. In: G. Lobo and R.E. Paull (eds). Handbook of Pineapple Technology: Production, Postharvest Science, and Nutrition. John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY (in press).
B.S. Sipes, E.C. Caswell-Chen, J.-L. Sarah, and W.J. Apt. 2005. Nematode parasites of pineapple. Pp. 709-731. in Plant-parasitic nematodes in subtropical and tropical agriculture. 2nd edition. Luc, M., Sikora, R.A., and Bridge,J. eds. CAB International, Oxford.

Refereed Journal Articles

B.H. Kandouh, A.E. Hasan, A.M. Abd-Al-Rasoul, and B.S. Sipes. 2019. Screening for susceptibility and tolerance to Meloidogyne incognita and M. javanica in okra cultivars in Iraq. Arab Journal of Plant Protection 37:279-285.

Lau, J.-W., S. P. Marahatta, D. Ragone , K.-H. Wang, and B. S. Sipes. 2018. Plant-parasitic nematodes associated with breadfruit, Artocarpus altilis, in Hawaiʻi. Nematropica 48:172-178.

J.-W. Lau, B. Sipes, K.-H. Wang, S. Marahatta, and D. Ragone. 2018. First report of Pratylenchus coffeae on breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) in the United States. Plant Disease 102:1861.

S. Mishra, K.-H. Wang, B.S. Sipes, and M. Tian. 2018. Induction of host-plant resistance in cucumber by vermicompost tea against root-knot nematode. Nematropica 48:164-171.

A. Pradhan, C. Chan, P.K. Roul, J. Halbrendt, and B. Sipes. 2018. Potential of conservation agriculture (CA) as climate smart technology for food security under rainfed uplands of India: A transdisciplinary approach. Agricultural Systems 163:27-35. 

F.A. Ahmed, B.S. Sipes, and A.M. Alvarez. 2017. Postharvest diseases of tomato and natural products for disease management. African Journal of Agricultural Research: 12:684-691. DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2017.12139 

C. Chan, B. Sipes, A. Ayman, X. Zhang, P. LaPorte, F. Fernandes, A. Pradhan, J. Halbrendt, and P. Roul. 2017. Efficiency of conservation agriculture production systems for smallholders in rainfed uplands of India: A transformative approach to food security. Land 6:58, doi:10.3390/land6030058. 

S. Mishra, K.-H. Wang, B.S. Sipes, and M. Tian. 2017. Suppression of root-knot nematode by vermicompost tea prepared from different curing ages of vermicompost. Plant Disease 101:734-737.

F.A. Ahmed, B.S. Sipes, and A.M. Alvarez. 2016. Natural products to control postharvest gray mold of tomato fruit - possible mechanisms. Journal of Plant Pathology and Microbiology 7: 7:7. DOI: 10.4172/2157-7471.1000367.

B. Chinnasri, T. Borsics, D.A. Christopher, and B.S. Sipes. 2016. Induction of pathogenesis-related gene 1 (PR-1) by acibenzolar-s-methyl application in pineapple and its effect on reniform nematodes (Rotylenchulus reniformis). Agriculture and Natural Resources 50:368-373.

A.M. Ortiz, B.S. Sipes, S.C. Miyasaka, and A.S. Arakaki. 2015. Green manure crops for management of Meloidogyne javanica and Pythium aphanidermatum. HortScience 50:1-9. 

R.Y. Myers, B.S. Sipes, T.K. Matsumoto, C.L. Mello, and J.S. Mello. 2015. Distribution of Heterorhabditid populations in Hawaii. Nematropica 45:198-207.

K. H. Wang, R.Y. Myers, A. Srivastava, and B.S. Sipes. 2015. Evaluating the predatory potential of carnivorous nematodes against Rotylenchulus reniformis and Meloidogyne incognita. Biological Control 88:54 60. doi:10.1016/j.biocontrol.2015.04.023