University of Connecticut
1380 Storrs Road, Unit 4115
Storrs, Connecticut 06269
MS in Plant Pathology, Washington State University, 2016
BS in Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
My extension program involves running UConn's Plant Diagnostic Laboratory, a full service clinic that provides plant and insect diagnostic services for plant health issues throughout Connecticut and the Northeast. Clients include organic and conventional farmers, greenhouse and nurseries, landscapers, home gardeners, agricultural and natural resource non-profits, and more. As a member of UConn's IPM Team, I provide technical and diagnostic support to the fruit, nursery, greenhouse, entomology, and vegetable IPM programs. Additional responsibilities include collaboration with UConn's Home & Garden Education Center and Soil Nutrient Analysis Laboratory; presentations and workshops at locak, regional and national meetings; extension writing activities in newspapers and blogs; development of youth plant pathology outreach programs; and active participation in the Northeast Plant Diagnostic Network.
Sociology of agriculture and food systems; impact of grower decisions on development and spread of plant pathogens; impact of climate change on severity of plant diseases; alternative inoculum sources of plant pathogens; seed and commercial potato operations; Potyviruses.
Inglis, D.A., Gundersen, B., Beissinger, A., Benedict, C.A., and Karasev, A.V. 2019. Potato virus Y in seed potatoes sold at garden stores in western Washington: Prevalence and strain composition. American Journal of Potato Research. Doi: 10.1007/s12230-018-09695-3
Beissinger, A., Benedict, C., and Inglis, D. 2018. Alternative sources of Potato virus Y in western Washington. Washington State University Extension Technical Bulletin: TB49E, 26 p.
Beissinger, A. and Inglis, D. A. 2018. Greenhouse comparison of two detection methods for Potato virus Y N-Wi at four potato growth stages. Plant Health Progress 19:71-75.
Beissinger, A., J.R. Goldberger, C.A. Benedict, and D.A. Inglis. 2018. Seed potatoes, virus management, and the non-adoption of an agricultural innovation. Rural Sociology 83(3): 598-629.
Inglis, D.A., Benedict, C., Gundersen, B., Beissinger, A., and McMoran, D. 2018. Proactive approaches for controlling recombinant Potato virus Y Strains in Western Washington. Washington State University Extension Fact Sheet: FS313E, 14 p.
Beissinger, A. 2016. Proactive approaches to managing Potato virus Y in Western Washington. Master’s thesis, Washington State University.