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Dr. Douglas Higgins is an Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology and Extension Specialist at the Virginia Tech Eastern Shore Agriculture Research and Extension Center. His Research and Extension program is focused on generating disease management recommendations for vegetable and small grain growers in Virginia. Higgins’s research includes the optimization of pesticides applications, disease diagnostics and early detection, and advancement of novel disease management tactics for specialty and small grain crops.


Douglas Higgins, PhD
Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology
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33446 Research Dr
Painter, VA 23420    

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