project director of the newsletter Midwest Biological Control News and coordinator of a series of pest management manuals focusing on biological control practices in the north-central United States.

Neal K. Van Alfen is head of the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at Texas A&M University. He earned his M.S. degree from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. degree in plant pathology from the University of California at Davis. His primary research has been on the mechanisms of virulence expression by plant pathogens and methods of reducing pathogen virulence for biological control of plant diseases. Current research interests include biological control of forest diseases, viruses of fungi, and effects of disease on plant/water relations.

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