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Burlakoti, Rishi, Ph.D.

Research Scientist – Plant Pathology

Contact Information:

6947 Highway # 7
P.O. Box 1000
Agassiz, British Columbia V0M 1A0
Telephone: 604-796-6011

Areas of Expertise:

  • Diseases of small fruits and vegetable crops
  • Disease etiology and pathogen characterization,
  • Pathogen population genetics, biology, and epidemiology
  • Host resistance, host-pathogen interaction
  • Integrated disease management

Current Projects:

  • Survey and characterization of root rot diseases of blueberry and raspberry in lower mainland, BC
  • Monitoring fungicide resistance of fruit rot diseases of blueberry, raspberry, and cranberry
  • Survey and characterization of major fungal and bacterial diseases of tomatoes, pepper, and cucumber


  • Adjunct, Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph
  • Editor Plants, MDPI AG
  • Editor Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, Taylor and Francis
  • Member of Canadian Phytopathological Society
  • Member of American Phytopathological Society
  • Member of International Society of Horticultural Science
  • Member of International Society of Plant Pathology
  • Life Member, Society of Agricultural Scientist, Nepal
  • Life Member, Nepalese Society of Horticultural Scientist

Research publications


Other science related publications


  • Burlakoti, R. R., and Peters. R. 2019. Late blight in BC and Across Canada. In: Kabaluk, T. and Frey, L (Eds.) Proceedings of the Lower Mainland Horticulture Improvement Association 61th Annual Horticulture Growers’ Short Course. Abbotsford, BC, January 24-26, 2019. ISSN 2560-7561. Pages 96-98.
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