Dr. Philip F. Harmon Dr. Philip F. Harmon

Ph.D., Purdue University, 2003, Plant Pathology

University of Florida, Plant Pathology Dept
1453 Fifield Hall
PO Box 110680
Gainesville , FL 32611-0680
Phone: (352) 273-4622
Fax: (352) 392-6532


Statewide Turfgrass, Ornamental Plant, and Small Fruits Extension Pathologist
60% Extension, 40% Research

Extension Activities

  • Rapid Turfgrass Diagnostic Service
  • Address plant pathology needs and concerns of clientele groups that I serve
  • Convey University of Florida research findings to the turfgrass industry through updated disease diagnostic services and recommendations for efficient and effective disease management strategies
  • Assist other state and county faculty with plant pathology needs in their extension programs through in-service trainings, invited presentations, fact sheet and slide set development, and assistance with special plant disease problems

Research Activities

  • Investigate and improve rapid methods for turfgrass disease diagnosis
  • Find new integrated approaches to disease management by investigating:
    • new chemistry evaluation
    • timing and application technology studies
    • programmatic fungicide rotation plans
    • incorporation of cultural and biological management options
    • pathogen identification and characterization for new disease problems and disease complexes currently not well understood

Curriculum Vitae