Robert Linderman


Dr. Robert G. Linderman is a retired research plant pathologist and former research leader at the USDA-ARS Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory in Corvallis, Oregon. He is also a courtesy Professor Emeritus at Oregon State University. He has been in the industry for nearly 50 years and is currently the science guy for two companies: Plant Health, LLC and Santiam Organics, LLC.

Articles by Robert Linderman

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    Understanding Pythium Root Rot

    Pythiums are plant pathogens that cause damping off of seedlings, or nibble on the roots of older plants. There are pythiums everywhere in agricultural and lan

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    Amendments to Improve Soil Health

    By improving the health of your soil, you can optimize the growth of your crops and increase the efficiency of your fertilizers.

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    Mycorrhizae: The Mycorrhizosphere Phenomenon

    Dr. Robert G. Linderman continues his discussion of mycorrhizal fungi in the garden. This time he touches on the mycorrhizosphere phenomenon.

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    Mycorrhizae: Evaluating The Products

    In this article, Dr. Bob Linderman talks about evaluating mycorrhizal products, inoculating plants and cultural practices that enhance the formation of mycorrhizae.

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    Mycorrhizae: The Straight Story

    The term mycorrhizae describes the symbiotic relationship between specialized soil fungi and the roots of most plants on Earth. In this article, Dr. Robert G. Linderman...

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    The Basics of Plant Diseases

    Almost everyone who grows plants, whether for their own enjoyment or professionally, will encounter plant disease problems at some point.

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    Basics of Plant Diseases: Part Three

    So, you’ve determined the root cause of your plant’s disease, and it turns out to be a pathogen. Now it’s time to choose the most effective treatment to remedy the...

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    Basics of Plant Diseases: Part Two

    Plants can be infected by different types of pathogens, ranging from fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes. It is important to diagnose the cause of a plant disease in...

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