J. Ole Becker Updated:07/2013


Following postdoctoral work on four continents and various R&D positions in agrochemical and biotechnological industries, Ole Becker has been a faculty member in the Department of Nematology since 1992. In addition to basic and mission-oriented research on biology, ecology and management of plant-parasitic nematodes, he focuses on extending information about integrated pest management to county advisors, growers, industry representatives and the general public.

Former Institution

  • Ciba-Geigy Ltd., Basel, Switzerland
  • Plant Genetic Systems, Ghent, Belgium


  • Dr. sc. ag Plant Pathology 1982 , Georg August University, Göttingen 
  • MS Agricultural Sciences 1980, Georg August University, Göttingen 


  • 2007 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2007 Invitational Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • 2002-03 UC Riverside Non-Senate Distinguished Researcher Award
  • 1999 California Association of Nurseryman, Centinela Chapter Research Award
  • 1997 Society of Nematologists Novartis Award for Outstanding Contributions to Agriculture
  • 1996-97 UCR Faculty Development Award

Research Area

Integrated management of plant parasitic nematodes and other soilborne pathogens


Sting Nematode

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Cooperative Extension Specialist and Nematologist
University of California Riverside
2250 Spieth Hall
Riverside, CA  92521
Phone: (951) 827-2185
Fax: (951) 827-3719

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