DR NATALIA PERES: Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Florida

Dr. Natalia Peres conducts basic and applied research on important diseases affecting strawberry production in Florida.

The goal of her program is to develop a better understanding of the etiology of the diseases and the environmental factors affecting their development and to provide more effective disease control recommendations.

Dr. Peres also works closely with the strawberry and the ornamental breeders on developing cultivars with some level of disease resistance and oversees the Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic.