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Jill R. Sidebottom

Area Extension Forestry Specialist
Mountain Conifer IPM

Jill Sidebottom

College of Natural Resources

Extension Forestry


Extension (100%): Mountain Conifer Integrated Pest Management

Current Projects: 2011-2012


B.S. University of Illinois

M.S. North Carolina State University

Ph.D. North Carolina State University

Jill R. Sidebottom graduated with a B.S.(1981) in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Illinois. She received her M.S. (1984) and Ph.D. (1988) from North Carolina State University in Plant Pathology. Her master's thesis was on the interaction of soil type and soil matric potential on sporangium production and infection of tobacco by Pytophthoraparasitica var. nicotianae, the causal agent of black shank. Her doctorial thesis was on the use of cultural practices to enhance partial-resistance in peanut cultivars to Clindrocladium crotalariae, the causal agent of black rot in peanuts. Since 1988 she has been working with IPM on Christmas tree farms in western North Carolina.

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759

Phone: 828-684-3562 ~ Fax: 828-684-8715


Maintained by: Bryan A. Konsler

Updated March 14, 2011