Jessica Scharmer

Graduate Student
M.S. Research: Crown and root rot of asparagus

Email Jessica: Jessica in her home garden.
164 Plant Biology Lab
(517) 355-4576

  • B.S., Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University

After proudly serving over nine years as a nuclear operator in the U.S. Navy, I decided to serve the community in support of our farmers. My main interest is soil-borne pathogens. Fusarium, a fungus found in most soils, has been associated with asparagus yield decline. My research will evaluate methods to improve asparagus health by overcoming these soil-borne fungi.

Jessica’s  Publications

Scharmer, J.A., Engfehr, C.L., and Hausbeck, M.K.  2020.  Evaluation of fungicide programs for the control of fungal diseases of tomato, 2019.  Plant Disease Management Report.  PDMR 14:V203.