James A. LaMondia
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
153 Cook Hill Road
Windsor, CT 06095
Voice: (860) 683-4982 Fax: (860) 683-4987
Expertise in the biology and control of plant diseases caused by fungi, nematodes and complex diseases involving multiple soilborne pathogens. Areas of emphasis include non-chemical controls such plant resistance and the development of cropping systems with non-host or nematode-antagonistic plants. Examples include biofumigation with Brassicas, breeding for resistance to fungal, virus and nematode pathogens, and IPM programs for nematodes based on sampling and damage functions.
B.S. Fitchburg State College (1979); Biology
M.S. Cornell University (1982); Plant Pathology
Ph.D. Cornell University (1984); Plant Pathology
Started as Assistant Scientist at the Station in New Haven in 1986, moved to Windsor to become the Pathologist at the Valley Laboratory in 1987, promoted to Associate Scientist in 1989, to Scientist in 1998, and to Chief Scientist in 2003.
At Cornell, researched population dynamics and management of the potato cyst nematode by means of resistant potato cultivars and nonhost crops.
Includes topics such as: the management of pathogens and disease in small fruit and vegetable crops; the association of plant parasitic nematodes with salt marsh decline; and the development of nonchemical management systems using resistant cultivars, nonhost rotation crops, and/or antagonistic crops (such as biofumigation) which reduce populations of soilborne pathogens of strawberry, vegetables, and tobacco.
Connecticut Tree Protection Examining Board Ex-Officio Member, 1989-present.
National Blue Mold Forecast System, CT and MA Coordinator, 1988-present.
Connecticut Agricultural Information Council. 2006-present.
Society of Nematologists: Executive Board 2007-2009 and Vice President 2009-2010.
Journal of Nematology Senior Editor 2002-2006, Associate Editor 1988-1990.
Northeast Division of the American Phytopathological Society, Secretary/Treasurer 2007, Vice President 2008 and President 2009.
Selected publications available from the author, James.LaMondia@ct.gov
LaMondia, J. A. 2010. January temperatures predict tobacco blue mold severity - evidence for local source and long distance transport of inoculum in Connecticut. Plant Dis. 94:000-000 in press.
· Johnson, C. S., E. A. Wernsman, and J. A. LaMondia. 2009. Effect of the Php gene for resistance to Phytophthora nicotianae on reproduction of tobacco cyst nematodes. Plant Disease 93(3):309-315.
· LaMondia, J. A. 2009. Efficacy of fungicides and a systemic-acquired-resistance activator against tobacco blue mold. Crop Protection 28:72-76.
· LaMondia, J. A. 2008. Actigard increases fungicide efficacy against tobacco blue mold. Plant Disease 92:1463-1467.
· LaMondia, J. A. and W. H. Elmer 2008. Ecological Relationships between Meloidogyne spartinae and Salt Marsh Grasses in Connecticut. Journal of Nematology 40(3):217-220.
· LaMondia, J. A. 2008. Early crop root destruction for management of tobacco cyst nematodes. Journal of Nematology 40(1) 26-29.
· LaMondia, J. A. 2008. The association of tobacco mosaic virus with green spot of cured tobacco leaves. Plant Disease 92:37-41.
· LaMondia, J. A., W. H. Elmer. 2007. Occurrence of Meloidogyne spartinae on Spartina alterniflora in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Plant Disease 91:327.
· LaMondia, J. A. 2006. Management of lesion nematodes and potato early dying with rotation crops. Journal of Nematology 38(4):442-448.
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