Montana State University

Dr. Nina Zidack

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Dr. Nina Zidack, Director
Montana Seed Potato Certification Program
Potato Lab, PGC
PO Box 172060
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

Office Phone: 406-994-6110
Lab Phone: 406-994-3150
Cell Phone: 406-451-3097

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RESEARCH

Nina is responsible for all aspects of seed potato certification, including summer field inspections, disease testing, maintenance of disease-free seed sources through tissue culture propagation and microtuber production, and winter post-harvest testing. She works closely with the Montana Potato Improvement Association and serves on its Board of Directors. Nina also cooperates with other faculty in Plant Science and Plant Pathology on plant disease diagnostics and integrated pest management, and the Plant Sciences Division of the Montana Department of Agriculture on potato disease issues and regulations affecting Montana growers.

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

Improving diagnostic methods and efficiency of testing for potato diseases important for seed certification

EDUCATION

  • B.S. Horticulture Science Montana State University 1987
  • Ph.D. Plant Pathology Auburn University 1993

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Phytopathological Society
  • Potato Association of America

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

  • Seed Certification - PAA
  • Departmental Search Committees
  • Plant Science and Land Resources graduate committees

PUBLICATIONS FROM 1998 TO PRESENT

Refereed Journals

Grimme, E., N.K. Zidack, R.A. Sikora, G.A. Strobel, and B.J. Jacobsen, 2007. Comparison of Muscodor albus volatiles with a biorational mixture for control of seedling diseases of sugar beet and root knot nematode on tomato. Plant Disease 91: 220-225.

Grimme, E., Zidack, N.K., Strobel, G.A., and Jacobsen, B.J. 2006. Control of sugarbeet seedling diseases with a synthetic mixture of volatile compounds produced by Muscodor albus. Plant Disease 91:220-225.

Bargabus, R.L., N.K. Zidack, J.E. Sherwood, and B.J.Jacobsen. 2004. Screening for the identification of potential biological control agents that induce systemic acquired resistance in sugar beet. Biological Control 30: 342-350.

Jacobsen, B.J., N.K. Zidack and B. Larson. 2004. The role of Bacillus-based biological control agents in integrated pest management systems. Phytopathology 94: 1272-1275.

Jacobsen, B.J. N.K. Zidack, G.A. Strobel, D. Ezra, E. Grimme and A.M. Stinson. 2004. Mycofumigation with Muscoder albus for control of soilborne microorganisms. IOBC wprs Bulletin Vol 27: 103-113.

Bargabus, R.L., Zidack, N.K., Sherwood, J.E. and B.J. Jacobsen. 2003. Characterization of systemic resistance in sugar beet elicited by a nonpathogenic, phyllosphere-colonizing Bacillus mycoides, biological control agent. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 61:289-298.

Bargabus, R.L., Zidack, N.K., Sherwood, J.E., and Jacobsen, B.J. 2003. Oxidative burst elicited by Bacillus mycoides isolate Bac J, a biological control agent, occurs independently of hypersensitive cell death in sugar beet. Mol. Plant Microbe Interactions 16:1145-1153.

Stinson, A.M., Zidack, N.K., Strobel, G.A., and Jacobsen, B.J. 2003. Effect of mycofumigation with Muscodor albus and Muscodor roseus on seedling diseases of sugarbeet and Verticillium wilt of eggplant. Plant Disease 87:1349-1354.

Zidack, N.K. and P.C. Quimby, Jr. 2002. Formulation of bacteria for biological weed control using the stabileze method. Biocontrol Science and Technology 12:67-74.

Zidack, N.K. and B. J. Jacobsen. 2001. First report and virulence evaluation of Erwinia caratovora subsp. betavasculorum on sugarbeet in Montana. Plant Health Progress. doi:10.1094/PHP-2001-0706-02-RS (Refereed Online Journal). 

P.C. Quimby, Jr., N.K. Zidack, C.D. Boyette, and W.E. Grey. 1999.A simple method for stabilizing and granulating fungi. Biocontrol Science and Technology 9:5-8

Amsellem, Z, N.K. Zidack, P.C. Quimby, Jr., Gressel, J. 1998. Long-term dry preservation of viable mycelia of two mycoherbicidal organisms. Crop Protection 18:643-649.

Extension Publications

Jacobsen, B.J., M. Johnston, N.K. Zidack, J. Eckhoff, and J. Bergman. 2005. Effects of high temperatures on Cercospora leaf spot infection and sporulation and effects of variety and number of fungicide sprays on yield. Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports 35: 205-208

Jacobsen, K. Kephart, N. Zidack, M. Johnston and J. Ansley. 2005. Effect of fungicide and fungicide application timing on reducing yield loss to Rhizoctonia Crown and root rot. Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports 35: 224-226.

Jacobsen, B.J., D. Collins, N. Zidack, J. Eckhoff, and J. Bergman. 2000a. Management of Cercospora leafspot in Western North Dakota and Eastern Montana. Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports 30: 273-276.

Jacobsen, B.J., D. Collins, N. Zidack, J. Eckhoff, and J. Bergman. 2000b. Management of Rhizoctonia crown and root rot. Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports 30: 271-272.

Jacobsen, B.J., D. Collins, N. Zidack, J. Eckhoff, and J. Bergman. 2000c. Fungicide and fungicide plus Bacillus spp. seed treatments for control of Pythium and Aphanomyces root rots. Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports 30: 277-278.

Jacobsen, B.J., D. Collins, N. Zidack, J. Eckhoff, and J. Bergman. 1999. Management of Cercospora leafspot in Western North Dakota and Eastern Montana. Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports 30: 273-276.

Jacobsen, B.J., D. Collins, N. Zidack, J. Eckhoff, and J. Bergman. 1999. Management of Rhizoctonia crown and root rot. Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports 30: 271-272.

Jacobsen, B.J., D. Collins, N. Zidack, J. Eckhoff, and J. Bergman. 1999. Fungicide and fungicide plus Bacillus spp. seed treatments for control of Pythium and Aphanomyces root rots. Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports 30: 277-278.

Books and Book Chapters

Quimby, P.C., Jr., G. Mercadier, W. Meikle, F. Vega, J. Fargues and N.K. Zidack. 2001. Enhancing biological control through superior formulations: A worthy goal but still a work in progress. pp. 86-95 in: Enhancing biocontrol agents and handling risks. NATO Science Series Vol. 339, IOS Press, Amsterdam.

Tiourebaev, K.S., S. Nelson, N.K. Zidack, G.T. Kaleyva, A.L. Pilgeram, T.W. Anderson, and D.C. Sands. 2000. Amino acid excretion enhances virulence of bioherbicides. Proceedings of the X International Symposium on Biological Control of weeds, Neal Spencer, Ed. pp. 295-299.

Zidack, N.K., B.J. Jacobsen, and P.C. Quimby, Jr. 2000. Biological control of houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale) with the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. tagetis synergized with pelargonic acid. Proceedings of the X International Symposium on Biological Control of weeds, Neal Spencer Ed. p. 250.

Zidack, N.K. 1999. Implications for induced resistance to pathogens and herbivores for biological weed control. pp. 371-378 in: Induced Plant Defenses Against Pathogens and Herbivores A. A. Agrawal , S. Tuzun, and E. Bent, eds. APS Press, St. Paul, MN.

Zidack, N.K. and Quimby, P.C. 1998. Formulation and application of plant pathogens for biological weed control. pp. 371-381 in: Biopesticides: Use and Delivery F.R. Hall and J.J. Menn, eds. Humana Press, Totowa, N.J.