Mohammad Babadoost

Professor

Dr. Babadoost develops solutions for vegetable and fruit crop diseases. He is internationally renowned for identifying effective disease management strategies for cucurbits, tomatoes, peppers, horseradish, basil, and apples. He also educates scientists in developing countries to improve production and quality of food crops.

Primary Disciplines

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Islam, S.Z., M. Babadoost, and T. Honda. 2002. Effect of red-light treatment of seedlings of pepper, pumpkin, and tomato on the occurrence of Phytophthora damping-off. HortScience 37:678-681.
  • Babadoost, M., and N.R. Pataky. 2002. First report of bacterial fruit blotch of watermelon caused by Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli in Illinois. Plant Dis. 86:443.
  • Islam, S.Z., Y. Honda, and M. Babadoost. 2002. Antifungal glycoprotein in red-light irradiated broadbean leaflets. Mycoscience 43:471-473.
  • Babadoost, M., and S.Z. Islam. 2002. Phytophthora blight on pumpkin. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2002-1216-01-DG.
  • Islam, S.Z., M. Babadoost, and T. Honda. 2002. Effect of Red-Light Treatment of Seedlings of Pepper, Pumpkin, and Tomato on the Occurrence of Phytophthora Damping-off. HortScience 37: 678-681.
  • Babadoost, M., and S.Z. Islam. 2003. Fungicide seed treatment effects on seedling damping-off of pumpkin caused by Phytophthora capsici. Plant Dis. 87:63-68.
  • Babadoost, M., D.E. Mathre, R. H. Johnston, and M. R. Bonde. 2003. Survival of teliospores of Tilletia indica, causal agent of Karnal bunt of wheat, in soil. Plant Dis. 88:56-62.
  • Babadoost, M., and S.Z. Islam. 2003. Fungicide seed treatment effects on seedling damping-off of pumpkin caused by Phytophthora capsici. Plant Dis. 87:63-68.
  • Walter, S.A., J.B. Bond, M. Babadoost, D.I. Edwards, and Z.A. Handoo. 2004. Plant parasitic nematodes associated with horseradish in Illinois. Nematropica 34:191-197.
  • Babadoost, M., P. S. McManus, S. N. Helland, and M. L. Gleason. 2004. Evaluating a wetness-based warning system and reduced-risk fungicides to manage sooty blotch and flyspeck of apple. HortTechnol. 14:27-33.
  • Tian, D., and M. Babadoost. 2004. Host range of Phytophthora capsici from pumpkin and pathogenicity of the isolates. Plant Dis. 88:485-489.
  • Kushad, M. M., R. A. Cloyd, and M. Babadoost. 2004. Distribution of glucosinolates in ornamental cabbage and kale cultivars. Sci. Hort. 101:215-221.
  • Babadoost, M., W. Chen, A.D. Bratsch, and C.E. Eastman. 2004. Verticillium longisporum and fusarium solani: two new species in the complex of internal discoloration of horseradish roots. Plant Pathology 53:669-676.
  • Ozgur, M., A. M. Shehata, R. M. Skirvin, M. A. Norton, R. M. S. Mulwa, M. Uchanski, A.M. Hamblin, and M. Babadoost. 2004. An in vitro method to rescue embryos of horseradish (Armoracia rusticana), a reputedly sterile plant. Journal of Vegetable Crop Production 10:99-105.
  • Babadoost, M. 2004. Managing diseases in the home vegetable garden. Pp. 111-135. In M.H. Overmier (ed). Home, Yard, and Garden Pest Guide. University of Illinois Extension, C1391. 179 pp.
  • Babadoost, M. 2004. Plant Disease Management for Commercial Vegetable Crops. Pp. 271-296. In S.M. Bissonnette (ed). Illinois Agricultural Pest Management Handbook, UI Extension. 358 pp.
  • Egel, D., L. Maynard, F. Lam, R.A. Weinzierl, M. Babadoost, H. Taber, B. Hutchinson, and L.W. Jett, 2004. Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers. Purdue Univ. Cooperative Extension Service and University of Illinois Extension, C1373-05. 189 pp.
  • Weinzierl, R.A., M. Babadoost, and M.M. Kushad. 2004. Commercial Tree Fruit Spray Guide, 2005. University of Illinois Extension, ICSG4-05. 58 pp.
  • Kushad, M., R. Weinzierl, M. Babadoost, J. Masiunas, E. Wahle, and M. Ogutu. 2004. Midwest Commercial Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide, 2005. University of Illinois Extension, ICSG3-05. 72 PP.
  • Babadoost, M., R. Weinzierl, and J. Masiunas. 2004. Identifying and Managing Cucurbit Pests: Diseases, Insects, and Weeds. University of Illinois Extension Service, C1392, 48pp.
  • Babadoost, M. 2004. Phytophthora blight: A serious threat to cucurbit industries.
  • Babadoost, M. 2005. Vegetable production in Illinois: current and potential. Agronomy Day 2005, The 49th Annual Agronomy Day, Dept. of Crop Sciences, UIUC, The Crop Science Research and Education Center, Urbana, IL: 8.
  • Babadoost, M. 2005. Agriculture extension in the Middle East and the Midwest. Phytopathology 95 (June supplement): S146-147.
  • Pavon, C., and M. Babadoost. 2005. Extraction and enumeration of Phytophthora capsici oospores in soil. Phytopathology 95 (June supplement): S81.
  • Islam, S.Z., and M. Babadoost. 2005. In Vitro evaluation of antifungal activity of an isolate of Streptomyces sp. against soil-borne pathogens. Phytopathology 95 (June supplement): S47.
  • Babadoost, M., and S.Z. Islam. 2005. An integrated approach for management of Phytophthora blight (Phytophthora capsici) of cucurbits. Phytopathology 95 (June supplement): S4.
  • Babadoost, M. 2005. Managing Phytophthora blight of cucurbits. Illinois Fruit and Vegetable News, Volume 11, Number 8:80-81.
  • Babadoost, M. 2005. Dormant spray of fruit crops. Illinois Fruit and Vegetable News, Volume 11, Number 5:48.
  • Babadoost, M. 2005. New fungicides for fruit and vegetable corps. pp. 41-44. In Proc. Illinois Small Fruit and Strawberry Schools. UI Extension.
  • Babadoost, M., and S.Z. Islam. 2005. Evaluation of fungicides and biofungicides for control of internal discoloration of horseradish roots. Pp. 1-48-22. In Horseradish Res. Rev. & Proc. Horseradish Growers School.
  • Babadoost, M. 2005. Phytophthora blight: a serious concern for vegetable growers. Pp 1-4. In Proceedings of Field Tomato and Pepper Session, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention and Trade Show, February 16 & 17, 2005, Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.
  • Babadoost, M., and J. Pataky. 2005. Fungicide control of common rust on sweet corn hybrids, 2004. Fung. & Nemat. Tests 60:V064.
  • Islam, S.Z., and M. Babadoost. 2005. Fungicide evaluation for control of Phytophthora blight of processing pumpkin, 2004. Fung. & Nemat. Tests 60:V054.
  • Babadoost, M., and Islam, S.Z. 2005. Evaluation of fungicides for control of powdery mildew and downy mildew of pumpkin, 2004. Fung. & Nemat. Tests 60: V053.
  • Babadoost, M., and S.Z. Islam. 2005. Evaluation of fungicides for control of Phytophthora blight of bell pepper, 2004. Fung. & Nemat. Tests 60:V055.
  • Babadoost, M., S.Z. Islam, D. Tian, and C. Pavon. 2005. Phytophthora blight (Phytophthora capsici) of peppers in Illinois: occurrence and management. Pages 7-12, In Proceedings of the Second World Pepper Convention, Zacatecas, Mexico, August 14-16, 2005.
  • Islam, S.Z., M. Babadoost, K. Lambert, A. Ndeme, and H.M. Fouly. 2005. Characterization of Phytophthora capsici isolates from processing pumpkin in Illinois. Plant Dis. 89:191-197.
  • Babadoost, M. 2005. Phytophthora blight of cucurbits. The Plant Health Instructor. DOI:10.1094/PHI-I-2005-0429-01.
  • Jossey, S., and Babadoost, M. 2006. First Report pf Tobacco ringspot virus in pumpkin (Cucurbita peop) in Illinois. Plant Disease 90: 1361.
  • Jossey, S., and Babadoost, M. 2007. Occurrence and distribution of pumpkin and squash viruses in Illinois. Plant Dis. 91 (in press).
  • Pavón, C.F., Babadoost, M., and Lambert, K.N. 2007. Quantification of Phytophthora capsici oospores in soil by sieving-centrifugation and real-time polymerase chain reaction. Plant Dis. 91 (in press).