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Bio: Dr. Melanie Lewis Ivey is Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University-Wooster Campus in the Department of Plant Pathology.  Dr. Lewis Ivey conducts applied research that focuses on the development of management practices to mitigate on-farm plant disease and food safety risks of fruit and vegetable crops and the role that these practices have in the transmission of antimicrobial resistance in the environment.

Lewis Ivey is a leader in the development of science-based innovative communication and outreach programming for plant disease management and fresh produce safety to underserved farming communities in the United States.

Location: Department of Plant Pathology, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

The Ohio State University
1680 Madison Ave
Selby Hall
Wooster, OH 44691

Description: The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Department of Plant Pathology is dedicated to enhancing food security, global sustainability, and human welfare through environmentally and economically sound strategies for plant health management. Their vision is to lead globally in research, education, and the delivery of unbiased science-based information on plant diseases, host-microbe interactions and plant health management.

The Fruit Pathology Program serves commercial and backyard fruit growers as well as other interested clientele. The Fruit Pathology Program focuses on developing sustainable management practices for fruit diseases that benefit the grower, the consumer and the environment. Our goal is to provide science-based information that will allow fruit growers to produce a high quality and safe product. This is achieved through research, outreach and teaching. We invite you to explore the website to learn more about the Fruit Pathology Program at Ohio State University and to make use of the many resources available to assist you with your fruit disease and food safety problems. (https://plantpath.osu.edu/)