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Meet the Speakers
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.