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Research Center Personnel

Robert D. Davidson

Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Manager, SLV Research Center; Cooperative Extension State Seed Potato Specialist
Manager, Strawberry Certification Service; Plant Pathologist - Potato Certification Service
Colorado State University
San Luis Valley Research Center
0249 East Road 9 North
Center, CO 81125

Phone: 719-754-3495, ext. 15
Fax: 719-754-2619
E-mail: robert.davidson@colostate.edu


  • Ph.D. (Plant Pathology), Colorado State University, 1994.
  • M.S. (Plant Pathology), Montana State University, 1982.
  • B.S. (Botany), Montana State University, 1979.
  • B.S. (Microbiology), Montana State University, 1975.

Current Position and Research Program:

Cooperative Extension responsibilities include working with all facets of the Colorado Potato Certification program and the Strawberry Certification Service. All state-wide educational activities associated with seed potatoes and potato diseases and strawberry nursery stock production. Research activities focus on potato diseases affecting seed, seed potato production technology, and working closely with the potato cultivar development program.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Potato Association of America
  • American Phytopathological Society
  • National Registry of Microbiologists
  • Sigma Xi

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San Luis Valley Research Center
0249 E Rd. 9 N
Center, CO 81125

SLVRC: (719) 754 - 3594
CSU Ext: (719) 754-3494 / 754-3495
Potato Cert Svc: (719) 754-3496
FAX: (719) 754-2619


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