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Meet the Speakers
Dr. Xin-Gen (Shane)Zhou Professor of Plant Pathology Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center 409-245-8627 409-223-0178 xzhou@aesrg.tamu.edu
CliffMock Crop Consultant/Rice Farmer Cliff Mock Consulting 281-331-8142 713-724-9470 cliffmock@comcast.net
Session Number: R9-2
About this Session

Rice Disease Management:  Challenges And Solutions

Presented by: Dr. Xin-Gen (Shane) Zhou, Professor of Plant Pathology, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center
Presented by:  Cliff Mock, Texas Consultant/Rice Farmer, Cliff Mock Consulting

This session will discuss the challenges of disease management rice farmers face and the solutions developed from research and crop consultant’s experience. The topics will focus on using varietal resistance and fungicides for management of major and emerging rice diseases, including seedling diseases, sheath blight, narrow brown leaf spot, and kernel smut.

Mr. Mock graduated from Texas A & M in 1977. He has been doing consulting since 1981. He works primarily on rice and soybeans in Brazoria, Colorado, and Wharton counties on the Gulf Coast of Texas. He is also actively involved in a family farm partnership managed by his son, Wade, where they farm rice, soybeans, grain sorghum and wheat. He also serves on the Gulf Coast Water Authority as Vice President. He is past chairman of the industry panel for Texas Rice Research Foundation and former member of Texas Rice Improvement Association. He and his wife, Beth, have three children and two grandchildren.