J. Ole Becker


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

Contact J. Ole Becker

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


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • California

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