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Mid-Florida Research & Education Center

Mid-Florida Research & Education Center

Dr. David J. Norman

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology

Dr. Dave Norman is an associate professor of plant pathology in the plant pathology department at the University of Florida. He is a researcher and educator who focuses on disease management in landscape or ornamental plants. His research emphasis is centered on the study of bacterial and fungal diseases that affect the production of landscape plants in Florida.

Norman’s research projects are designed to examine new cultural, biological and chemical disease control methods. He also conducts research on pathogen detection, isolation and classification. Norman’s research interests include ecology, epidemology and host-pathogen relationships.

Norman’s extension program supports the mission of the University of Florida as co-manager of the MREC Plant Clinic, working directly with homeowners and commercial nursery growers throughout Central Florida to detect, identify and manage plant diseases. He is passionate about incorporating scientifically-based information into various extension activities including publications, workshops and assisting in disease identification through a coordinated effort with other state extension faculty members and county agents.



Phone: 407-410-6950