Plant Disease Epidemiology & Management Lab


Hong, Cheng-Fang
Assistant Professor

 

Academic and Professional Background
  • 2020 – Present. Associate Director. Pesticide Residue Analysis Center, National Chung Hsing University.
  • 2020 – Present. Assistant Professor. Department of Plant Pathology, National Chung Hsing University.
  • 2019- 2020 Post-Doctoral Associate. Tropical Research and Education Center, IFAS/ University of Florida, Homestead, FL, USA.
  • 2014 – 2018 Graduate Assistant. Dept. Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA.
  • 2007 – 2014 Assistant Research Scientist. Fengshan Tropical Horticultural Experiment Branch, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Taiwan.
  • 2004 –  2007 Assistant Research Scientist. Taichung District Agricultural Research & Extension Station , Council of Agriculture, Taiwan.
Contact Information

Phone: (04)22840780 ext. 352 (office)
               (04)22840780 ext. 349 (lab)
E-mail: cfhong@nchu.edu.tw

Mailing Address: 145 Xingda Rd., South District, Taichung City, 40227 Taiwan

ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0463-3142

 

Research Interests
  1. Plant Disease Epidemiology 
  2. Population Genetics of Plant Pathogenic Fungi and Oomycetes
  3. Diagnosis and Management of Fungal and Oomycete diseases in Fruit Trees and Vegetables
Teaching

Undergraduate Level

Horticultural Crop Diseases, Internship, Experiments in Plant Disease Control (Co-lecturer), Seed Pathology (Co-lecturer), Plant Disease Diagnosis (Co-lecturer), Plant Protection (IBPA, Co-lecturer)

Graduate Level

Plant Disease Epidemiology, Technique in Health Cultivation & Management for Crops (Co-lecturer), Seminar (IV)

Peer Reviewed Publications
  1. Wang, Y. C., Liu, J.H., Huang, C.C., and Hong, C.F. 2021. First report of dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus) stem rot caused by Diaporthe ueckerae in Taiwan. Plant Disease. (https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-09-21-1902-PDN).
  2. Geiser, D. M., Al-Hatmi, A., Aoki, T., …, Hong, C.F., … 2021. Phylogenomic analysis of a 55.1 kb 19-gene dataset resolves a monophyletic Fusarium that includes the Fusarium solani Species Complex. Phytopathology. 111:1064-1079. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-08-20-0330-LE.
  3. Hong, C. F., Brewer, M., Brannen, P. M., and Scherm, H. 2020. Temporal disease dynamics and relative importance of sexual and asexual reproduction of grape downy mildew (Plasmopara viticola) in an isolated vineyard in the North Georgia Mountains, U.S.A. Plant Pathology 69(9):1721-1730. DOI: 10.1111/ppa.13263.
  4. Hong, C. F. and Scherm, H. 2020. A spectrophotometric approach for determining sporangium and zoospore viability of Plasmopara viticola. Journal of Phytopathology. 168:297-302. DOI: 10.1111/jph.12892.
  5. Hong, C. F., Gazis, R., Crane, J. H., and Zhang, S. 2020. Prevalence and Epidemics of Neoscytalidium Stem and Fruit Canker on Pitahaya (Hylocereus) in South Florida. Plant Disease. 104:1433-1438. DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-10-19-2158-RE.
  6. Hong, C. F., Brewer, M., Brannen, P. M., and Scherm, H. 2019. Prevalence, geographic distribution, and phylogenetic relationships among cryptic species of Plasmopara viticola in grape-producing regions of Georgia and Florida, U.S.A. Journal of Phytopathology 167:422-429. DOI: 10.1111/jph.12813.
  7. Carmago, M., Hong, C. F., Amorim, L., and Scherm, H. 2019. Cryptic species and population genetic structure of Plasmopara viticola in São Paulo State, Brazil. Plant Pathology 68:719-726. DOI: 10.1111/ppa.12993.
  8. Hsu, Y. T., Li, S. Y., Hong, C. F., and Huang, J. W. 2017. Identification for the causal agent of mustard yellows in Taiwan and its pathogenicity. Journal of Plant Medicine 59:37-44. (in Chinese with English abstract).
  9. Lin, C. Y., Chen, K. S., Hwang, Y. S., Lo, H. L., and Hong, C. F. 2016. Effect of Neutralized Phosphorus Acid on Powdery Mildew and Fruit Quality of Muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) in Greenhouse.  Journal of Taiwan Agricultural Research 65:261-269.
  10. Hong, C. F., Hsieh, H. Y., Chen, K. S., and Huang, H. C. 2015. Importance of root infection in guava wilt caused by Nalanthamala psidii. Plant Pathology 64:450-455. DOI: 10.1111/ppa.12282.
  11. Fan, M. C., Huang, C. C., Huang, J. S., Tsai, S. F., Yeh, H. C., and Hong, C. F. 2013. First Report of Chrysoporthe deuterocubensis Causing Canker on Syzygium samarangense in Taiwan. Plant Disease 97:1508.
  12. Hong, C. F., Hsieh, H. Y., Chen, C. T., and Huang, H. C. 2013. Development of a Semiselective Medium for Detection of Nalanthamala psidii, Causal Agent of Wilt of Guava. Plant Disease 97:1132-1136.
  13. Hong, C. F., Tsai, S. F., Yeh, H. C., and Fan, M. C. 2013. First Report of Myrothecium roridum Causing Myrothecium leaf spot on Dieffenbachia picta ‘Camilla’ in Taiwan. Plant Disease 97:1253.
  14. Fan, M. C., Yeh, H. C., and Hong, C. F. 2013. First Report of Lasiodiplodia theobromae Causing Dieback of Aquilaria sinensis in Taiwan. Plant Disease 97:690.
  15. Lee, W. L., Chiou, C. C., and Hong, C. F. 2011. Sex type identification in papaya (Carica papaya L.) by random amplified polymorphic DNA. Journal of International Cooperation 6:17-26.
  16. Yang, Y. C., Hong, C. F., and Chao, Y. P. 2009. Effect of Transformation of vhb Gene on Bacterial Cellulose Production of Gluconacetobacter xylinus. Bulletin of Taichung District Agricultural Improvement Station 102:1-14. (in Chinese with English abstract)
  17. Hong, C. F., Chang F. L., Huang, J. L., Wan Y. L., and Huang, J. W. 2008. Identification for Physiological Races of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae and Screening of Lettuce Cultivars Resistant to Fusarium Wilt. Plant Pathology Bulletin 17:233-242. (in Chinese with English abstract).
  18. Hong, C. F. and Hong, M. C. 2007. Investigation on Yeast Population and Evaluation of Fermentation Capability of Six Commercial Rice Wine Brewing Powders. Bulletin of Taichung District Agricultural Improvement Station 94:51-59. (in Chinese with English abstract)
  19. Hong, C. F., Chang, P. F. L., Chang, J. Y., and Huang, J. W. Identification for the Causal Agent of Caspia Anthracnose and Its Pathogenicity Tests. Plant Pathology Bulletin 15:241-249. (in Chinese with English abstract)
  20. Hong, C. F. 2005. Screening for fmk1 Gene Mutants from Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lactucae. Bulletin of Taichung District Agricultural Improvement Station 89:1-9. (in Chinese with English abstract)
Conference Publications
  1. Hong, C. F. Dissecting plant disease epidemics by conventional and molecular epidemiological approaches. 2021 Taiwan Phytopathological Society annual meeting.(Abstr.)
  2. Chai, C. H., Hong, C. F., and Huang, J. W. 2021. Efficacy and potential mechanism of Streptomyces griseorubiginosus LJS06 on controlling cucumber anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum orbiculare. 2021 Taiwan Phytopathological Society annual meeting.(Abstr.)
  3. Liao, T. Z., Chen, Y. H., Tsai, J. N., Chao, C., Huang, T. P., Hong, C. F., and Chung, C. L. 2021. Evaluation of the translocation of fungicides and their efficacy for control of brown root rot disease of trees. 2021 Taiwan Phytopathological Society annual meeting.(Abstr.)
  4. Paula Lelis, T., Hong, C. F., Zhang, S., Crane, J. H., and Gazis, R. 2020. Major diseases in the commercial production of dragon fruit in Florida. (Abstr.) Phytopathology. 110:S2.51.
  5. Paula Lelis, T., Hong, C. F., Zhang, S., Crane, J. H., and Gazis, R. 2020. Fruit Rot: A bacterial disease affecting dragon fruit production in Florida. (Abstr.) Phytopathology. 110:S2.86.
  6. Hong, C. F., Obuya, J., Brannen, P. M., Tsolova, V., and H. Scherm. 2018. Phylloxera galls as Plasmopara viticola infection and sporulation sites on leaves of grapevines partially resistant to downy mildew. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 108: S1.223. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-108-10-S1.1
  7. Hong, C. F., Brannen, P. M., Brewer, M.T., and H. Scherm. 2017. Epidemiology and population biology of grape downy mildew (Plasmopara viticola) in vineyards in Georgia, U.S.A. 8th International Workshop on Grapevine Downy and Powdery Mildew. p20. Corvallis, OR. (poster)
  8. Hong, C. F., Brannen, P. M., and H. Scherm. 2017. Who can swim? A new approach for determining sporangia viability of Plasmopara viticola. Proc. 8th International Workshop on Grapevine Downy and Powdery Mildew. p21. Corvallis, OR. (poster)
  9. Hong, C. F., Brannen, P. M., and H. Scherm. 2016. Epidemiology and population biology of grape downy mildew (Plasmopara viticola) in Georgia. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 106: S4.11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-106-12-S4.1
  10. Chen, K. S. and F. Hong. 2013. Review on the development of watermelon industry in Taiwan, p.1-13. Proceedings of symposium on the variety, marketing, nutrition and application of watermelon. Tainan District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Tainan, Taiwan.
  11. Fang, B. Y., Hong, C. F., Lin, T. C., and W. H. Chung. 2013. Biological and molecular characteristics of Pestalotiopsis from guava and wax-apple in Taiwan. Plant Pathology Bulletin (abstract)
  12. Lee, S. P., Chen, K. S., Wang, S. T., Yang, C. K., Lai, H. S., and Hong, C. F. 2012. Application of soil steam sterilization on organic mustard and pok-choi culture in net-house. J. Taiwan Soc. Hort. Sci. (poster)
  13. Hong, C. F.* and Hsieh, H. Y. 2012. Field Infection and Survival of Guava Wilt Pathogen Nalanthamala psidii. Plant Pathol. Bull. 54:125. (oral presentation)
  14. Fan, M. C., Lin, C. Y., Yeh, H. C., and Hong, C. F. 2012. Preliminary Evaluation of Application of Non-pesticide Materials on Controlling Leaf Spot of Yard-long Bean in the Field. Plant Prot. Bull. 54:135-136. (oral presentation)
  15. Hong, C. F., Hsieh, H. Y., Chen, C. T., and Chung, W. H. 2012. Surveillance of Field Infection of Nalanthamala psidii, the Causal Agent of Wilt of Guava (Psidium guajava). p.35. in: Abstract Book of III International Symposium on Guava and Other Myrtaceae, Petrolina, PE, Brasil. (poster)
  16. Fan, M. C., Tseng Y. J., Hao, H. H., and Hong, C. F. 2012. Surveillance of Diseases and Pests Under Different Cultural Practices on Summer Yard-long Bean. Journal of the Taiwan Society for Horticultural Science 57:322. (poster)
  17. Lin, J. Y., Hong, C. F., and K. S. Chen. 2011. Current Status in Breeding for Disease Resistant Horticultural Crops in Taiwan, p. 30. in: Abstract Book of 2011 Symposium of Cross Straight Plant Pathology. National Taiwan University & Taiwan Phytopathological Society, Taipei. (abstract in Chinese)
  18. Lin, J. N., Hong, C. F., Wang, S. T., and Chen, K. S. 2011. Evaluation of Bitter Gourd Resistance to Fusarium wilt. Journal of the Taiwan Society for Horticultural Science 56(4): 304. (poster)
  19. Chen, Y. H., Lin, T. S., Yang, W. J., Chen, Y. K., Leu, L. S., Hong, C. F., and Hsieh, H. Y. 2011. Establishment of Screening Methods for Wilt Resistant Guava Varieties. Journal of the Taiwan Society for Horticultural Science 56:286. (poster)
  20. Chen, K. S., and Hong, C. F. 2010. Occurrence and management of diseases on vegetable crops after natural disasters. p. 95-116. in: Hsieh, T. F., Chen, C. C., and Ann, P. J. eds. Proceedings of symposium on plant disease management in rehabilitation after natural disasters. Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Taichung, Taiwan. 169 pp.
  21. Hong, C. F., Hsieh, H. Y., and Chung, W. C. 2009. Development of semiselective medium for detection of guava wilt pathogen Nalanthamala psidii. Plant Protection Bulletin 51:129. (oral presentation)
  22. Hong, C. F., Huang, J. W., and Chang, P. F. L. 2003. Identification for the causal agent of caspia (Limonium bellidifolium) anthracnose. Plant Pathology Bulletin 12:276. (oral presentation)
Miscellaneous Publications
  1. Hong, C. F., Zhang, S., Gazis, R., Crane, J. H., and Wasielewski, J. 2019. Stem and Fruit Canker of Dragon Fruit in South Florida. https://
    edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pp355.
  2. Hsieh, H. Y. and Hong, C.F. 2013. Cultivation and management of guava (2). Gardening Friend. 155:68-76.
  3. Lin, C. Y., Fan, M. C., Hong, C. F., Chen, K. S., Wang, S. T., and Hseu, S. H. 2012. Health management of yard long bean. Taiwan Seeds. 125:2-6.
  4. Hsieh, H. Y. and Hong, C. F. 2012. Cultivation and management of guava (1). Gardening Friend154:28-37.
  5. Fan, M. C., Hao, H. H., and Hong, C. F. 2012. Major pests and diseases and their control of yard-long bean. TARI Technical Services Quarterly. 90:11-16.
  6. Hong, C. F., Hsieh, H. Y., Chen, J. T., and Tzeng, Y. X. 2011. Management of guava diseases. Gardening Friend. 148:13-21.
  7. Hong, C. F., Hseu, S. H., and Wang, S. T. 2010. Application of steam sterilization on the control of soil borne diseases. Agriculture World. 326:14-17.
  8. Yang, C. K., Tsay, J. R., Wang, Y. H., Su, J. F., Wang, S. T., Hseu, M. M., Hsu, S. H., and Hong, C. F. 2010. Introduction of the utilization of self-propelled soil steam machine. Agriculture World. 326:8-13.
  9. Yang, C. K., Tsay, J. R., Wang, Y. H., Su, J. F., Wang, S. T., Hseu, M. M., Hsu, S. H., and Hong, C. F. 2010. Introduction of self-propelled soil disinfector and its application on greenhouse culture medium. Journal of Taiwan Agricultural Machinery. 25:1-6.
  10. Chen, K. S. and Hong, C. F. 2010. Occurrence and management of diseases on vegetables after natural disasters. Agriculture World. 323:38-53.
  11. Wen, H. C. and Hong, C. F. 2009. Sanitation and pest prevention in Indian jujube fields. Gardening Friend. 136:32-35.
  12. Wen, H. C. and Hong, C. F. 2009. Diagnosis and control of Typhlocyba subrufa on Bischofia jabanica. Gardening Friend. 135:32-33.
  13. Wen, H. C., Hong, C. F., and Hao, H. H. 2009. Control of the major pests on passion fruit. Gardening Friend. 131:29-32.
  14. Hong, C. F., Wen, H. C., and Tsai, S. F. 2009. Dissect on the frequently found problems in disease diagnosis service in southern Taiwan. TARI Technical Services Quarterly. 79:15-17.
  15. Hong, C. F., Wen, H. C., and Chen, K. S. 2008. Surveillance of the diseases and pests on the fallow rotation crop, rapeseed. TARI Technical Services Quarterly. 75:19-22.
  16. Chen, K. S. and Hong, C. F. 2008. Breeding for Fusarium wilt resistant watermelon. Farmer’s Friend. 59:12-18.
  17. Wen, H. C. and Hong, C. F. 2008. Insects in the winter rapeseed field. Gardening Friend. 127:38-41.
  18. Hong, C. F., Hong, M. C., and Chen, Y. 2007. Brewing rice wine – Do It Yourself. TDARES Agricultural Newsletter. 56:10.
  19. Hong, C. F., Chang, L. Z., and Lu, K. C. 2007. Agriculture trade shows: turning intelligence into property. TDARES Monthly. 91.
  20. Hong, C. F., Hong, M. C., and Chen, Y. W. 2007. Introduction for the classic rural breweries and wines. TDARES Monthly. 91.
  21. Hong, C. F., Hong, M. C., and Chen, Y. 2006. An equipment for the assessment of disease resistance and anti-stress capability of seedlings. TDARES Agricultural Newsletter. 55:15.
  22. Hong, C. F. and Kuo, X. K. 2006. A brief talk on enzymes. TDARES Monthly. 84.
  23. Hong, C. F., Chen, Y., Qin, L. D., and Hong, M. C. 2005. High quality koji for brewing rice wine. TDARES Agricultural Newsletter. 55:16.
Honors and Awards
  • 2018 UGA Graduate School Travel Award
  • 2018 GAPP Meeting Student Presentation Award, 2nd place
  • 2017 UGA Graduate School Travel Award
  • 2017 UGA Graduate School Summer Research Travel Grant
  • 2017 UGA Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
  • 2016 UGA Graduate School Travel Award
  • 2016 APS meeting, Efrat Gamliel-Atinsky Student Travel Award
  • 2016 GAPP Meeting Student Presentation Award, 3rd place
  • 2014 Government Study Abroad Award, Ministry of Education, Taiwan
  • 2012 Intellectual Property Protection and Utilization Award, Taiwan
  • 2000 Ching-O Medal of National Chung Hsing University
  • 1999 Outstanding Academic Performance Award, National Chung Hsing University
  • 1998 Outstanding Academic Performance Award, National Chung Hsing University
Lab Members

Research Professional: Yi Jia Lin

Master Students: Yung Ching Ho, Jun Yi Ye, Jan-Hong Liu, Chih Feng Wang, Yu-Hsin Lo

Undergraduate Student: Yen Chieh Wang, Yuan Ning Zhang, Ya Chen Li, Ying Yang Li, Yu Cheng Chang

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