Daniel Ploper

Dr. L. Daniel Ploper is the Director of the Obispo Colombres Agro-industrial Experiment Station (EEAOC), the oldest agricultural research station in Argentina. He received his undergraduate degree from the National University of Tucumán, Argentina, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University, Indiana, USA.  He also did postdoctoral work at Auburn University, Alabama, USA.  He is Principal Investigator in Plant Pathology at the EEAOC, Principal Investigator of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina (CONICET), and Professor of graduate courses at the National University of Tucumán.  His research and extension interests focus on the integration of different strategies to control diseases of field crops grown in northwestern Argentina, including soybean, common bean, and chickpea.  Special emphasis is given to the development of disease resistant cultivars, as a member of multidisciplinary breeding teams.