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David Robert

David R Jones

Nationality: Australia
Gender: Male

58 Watts Road
Callala Beach
Australia NSW 2540
Phone: (61) 2 4446 6719
Email: bananadoctor@msn.com
Type of organisation: Semi-retired Consultant, ,
Geographical scope: International


Main professional activity: Consultant
Professional qualifications:

1965-1968 B.Sc. Botany, University of Hull, UK.
1968-1969 M.Sc. Plant pathology, University of Exter, UK.
1970-1972 Ph.D. Plant pathology, Univeristy of Keele, UK
1972-1977 Postdoctorate Research Fellow with Agriculture Canada and the University of Sydney

Main skills:

Genetic resources
Germplasm evaluation
Fungal diseases
Mycosphaerella leaf spots
Fusarium wilt
Bacterial diseases
Viruses
Quarantine
Postharvest diseases

Describe past or present professional activities relevant to bananas:

1977-1992 Government plant pathologist in Queensland, Australia (banana quarantine, exotic banana diseases, Musa germplasm collecting and banana improvement)
1992-1996 Scientific Research Coordinator with INIBAP.
1996-1998 Consultant on EU project to improve the banana industries of the Windward Islands
1998-1999 Editor of the CABI publication 'Diseases of Banana, Abaca and Enset.
2007-2008 Consultant to EFSA on banana quarantine issues.
2016-2018 Editor of new CABI banana publication

Languages: English
ProMusa member: Yes
Last updated: Sunday July 21, 2019 05:35:26 CEST