Kim Eang Tho

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Research: Bacterial diseases of onion

Kim in Cambodia

Kim’s research in Cambodia.

Email Kim:
164 Plant Biology Lab
517-355-4576

  • M.Sc., Plant Pathology, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
  • B.Sc., Agronomy, Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia

For my Ph.D. research, I am interested in studying different bacterial species infecting onions, their virulence on onion plants and bulbs, epidemiology, resistance to copper, and evaluating the mechanism of disease resistance exhibited by resistant onion cultivars.

 Kim’s Refereed Publications
Kim in Michigan

Kim helping to harvest research plots in Michigan

Tho, K.E., Wiriyajitsomboon, P., and Hausbeck, M.  2015.  First report of Pantoea agglomerans causing onion leaf blight and bulb rot in Michigan.  Plant Disease 99:1039.

Publications – Abstracts

Tho, K.E., Wiriyajitsomboon, P., Byrne, J.M., and Hausbeck, M.K.  2014.  Survey of bacterial diseases in onion in Michigan and identification.  Page 9 in: Proceedings of the 2014 National Allium Research Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, 3-6 Dec.

Publications – Other

Wiriyajitsomboon, P., Tho, E.A., Byrne, J.M., and Hausbeck, M.K.  2016.  Identifying, managing new onion diseases.  Onion World 32(2):10-13.  Online.

Wiriyajitsomboon, P., Tho, K.E., Byrne, J.M., and Hausbeck, M.K.  2015.  Identifying and managing new and old onion diseases.  Pages 2-6 in: Onion Session Summaries, Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo, Grand Rapids, MI, Dec.  Online.

Wiriyajitsomboon, P., Tho, K.E., Byrne, J.M., and Hausbeck, M.K.  2014.  Identifying and managing new and old onion diseases.  Pages 7-11 in: Onion Session Summaries, Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo, Grand Rapids, MI, Dec.  Online.

Tho, K.E., Wiriyajitsomboon, P., Byrne, J.M., and Hausbeck, M.K.  2014.  Survey of bacterial diseases in onion in Michigan and identification.  Pages 62-65 in: Proceedings of the 2014 National Allium Research Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, 3-6 Dec.