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Dr. Jerry Bartz

Assistant Professor


photo of Jerry Bartz for faculty bio page

Contact

Room #2527 Fifield Hall, 2550 Hull Rd.
Gainesville, FL, 32611
(352) 273-4671
softbart@ufl.edu

Background
  • Ph.D. Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin, 1969
  • M.S. Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin, 1966
  • B.S. Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin, 1964

Contact

Room #2527 Fifield Hall, 2550 Hull Rd.
Gainesville, FL, 32611
(352) 273-4671
softbart@ufl.edu

Background
  • Ph.D. Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin, 1969
  • M.S. Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin, 1966
  • B.S. Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin, 1964
Research

About

My research program concerns the control of postharvest diseases of perishable produce (tomatoes, potatoes, bell peppers). Currently, my research is focused on the use of virulent bacteriophages for controlling populations of soft rot erwinias. I have also been studying components of postharvest handling to determine their impact on postharvest diseases. In the handling system for tomato fruit, I identified the absorption of water by fruit and warm storage temperatures as factors that increase the potential for disease. I also teach an upper-level undergraduate course, "Diagnosis and Control of Plant Disease".

Courses

  • PLP 5103, Theory and practice of plant disease control; PLP 3103,
  • Plant Disease Control (taught concurrently, second semester of odd years);
  • PLP 6921, Plant Pathology Colloquium and PLP 6932,
  • Plant Pathology Seminar (taught as requested by Dept. Chair).
Publications
  • Bartz, JA; Karuiki, G; Jordan, SA. 2009. Green tomato fruits are predisposed to sour rot when congested with water. PHYTOPATHOLOGY 99 (6): S8-S9, Suppl. S.
  • Mahovic, M; Bartz, JA; Schneider, KR; Tenney, JD. 2009. Chlorine Dioxide Gas from an Aqueous Solution: Reduction of Salmonella in Wounds on Tomato Fruit and Movement to Sinks in a Treatment Chamber. JOURNAL OF FOOD PROTECTION 72 (5): 952-958.
  • Scott, JW; Olson, SM; Bartz, JA. 2009. 'Tribeca' Hybrid Tomato; Fla. 8124C and Fla. 8249 Breeding Lines. HORTSCIENCE 44 (2): 471-473..
  • Scott, JW; Baldwin, EA; Klee, HJ; Brecht, JK; Olson, SM; Bartz, JA; Sims, CA. 2008. Fla. 8153 Hybrid Tomato; Fla. 8059 and Fla. 7907 Breeding Lines.HORTSCIENCE 43 (7): 2228-2230..
  • Smith, SM; Scott, JW; Bartz, JA; Sargent, SA. 2008. Diallel analysis of fruit water absorption in tomato, a contributing factor in postharvest decays. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE 133 (1): 55-60.
  • Mahovic, MJ; Tenney, JD; Bartz, JA. 2007. Applications of chlorine dioxide gas for control of bacterial soft rot in tomatoes. PLANT DISEASE 91 (10): 1316-1320..
  • Smith, SM; Scott, JW; Bartz, JA; Sargent, SA. 2007. Effect of time after harvest on stem scar water absorption in tomato. HORTSCIENCE 42 (5): 1227-1230..
  • Bartz, JA; Mahovic, MJ; Rideout, S; Concelmo, DE. 2007. Rapid breakdown of tomato fruit. PHYTOPATHOLOGY 97 (7): S8-S8, Suppl. S.
  • Mahovic, M; Bartz, JA. 2007. Overcoming corrugated cardboard acting as a barrier to the effective application of chlorine dioxide gas to sanitize tomato fruit. PHYTOPATHOLOGY (7): S69-S69, Suppl. S.
  • Bartz, JA; Mahovic, MJ; Tenney, J. 2006. Chlorine dioxide gas controls postharvest pathogens of tomato by mass transfer from a source to the fruit. PHYTOPATHOLOGY 96 (6): S9-S9, Suppl. S.

About

My research program concerns the control of postharvest diseases of perishable produce (tomatoes, potatoes, bell peppers). Currently, my research is focused on the use of virulent bacteriophages for controlling populations of soft rot erwinias. I have also been studying components of postharvest handling to determine their impact on postharvest diseases. In the handling system for tomato fruit, I identified the absorption of water by fruit and warm storage temperatures as factors that increase the potential for disease. I also teach an upper-level undergraduate course, "Diagnosis and Control of Plant Disease".

Courses

  • PLP 5103, Theory and practice of plant disease control; PLP 3103,
  • Plant Disease Control (taught concurrently, second semester of odd years);
  • PLP 6921, Plant Pathology Colloquium and PLP 6932,
  • Plant Pathology Seminar (taught as requested by Dept. Chair).

Publications

AuthorsYearDescriptionPublication
Bartz, JA; Karuiki, G; Jordan, SA. 2009 Green tomato fruits are predisposed to sour rot when congested with water. PHYTOPATHOLOGY 99 (6): S8-S9, Suppl. S.
Mahovic, M; Bartz, JA; Schneider, KR; Tenney, JD. 2009 Chlorine Dioxide Gas from an Aqueous Solution: Reduction of Salmonella in Wounds on Tomato Fruit and Movement to Sinks in a Treatment Chamber. JOURNAL OF FOOD PROTECTION 72 (5): 952-958.
Scott, JW; Olson, SM; Bartz, JA. 2009 'Tribeca' Hybrid Tomato; Fla. 8124C and Fla. 8249 Breeding Lines. HORTSCIENCE 44 (2): 471-473..
Scott, JW; Baldwin, EA; Klee, HJ; Brecht, JK; Olson, SM; Bartz, JA; Sims, CA. 2008 Fla. 8153 Hybrid Tomato; Fla. 8059 and Fla. 7907 Breeding Lines. HORTSCIENCE 43 (7): 2228-2230..
Smith, SM; Scott, JW; Bartz, JA; Sargent, SA. 2008 Diallel analysis of fruit water absorption in tomato, a contributing factor in postharvest decays. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE 133 (1): 55-60.
Mahovic, MJ; Tenney, JD; Bartz, JA. 2007  Applications of chlorine dioxide gas for control of bacterial soft rot in tomatoes. PLANT DISEASE 91 (10): 1316-1320..
Smith, SM; Scott, JW; Bartz, JA; Sargent, SA. 2007 Effect of time after harvest on stem scar water absorption in tomato. HORTSCIENCE 42 (5): 1227-1230..
Bartz, JA; Mahovic, MJ; Rideout, S; Concelmo, DE. 2007 Rapid breakdown of tomato fruit. PHYTOPATHOLOGY 97 (7): S8-S8, Suppl. S.
Mahovic, M; Bartz, JA. 2007 Overcoming corrugated cardboard acting as a barrier to the effective application of chlorine dioxide gas to sanitize tomato fruit. PHYTOPATHOLOGY (7): S69-S69, Suppl. S.
Bartz, JA; Mahovic, MJ; Tenney, J. 2006 Chlorine dioxide gas controls postharvest pathogens of tomato by mass transfer from a source to the fruit. PHYTOPATHOLOGY 96 (6): S9-S9, Suppl. S.