Huang, cheng-Hua Professor


Environmental Microbiology Laboratory


+886-4-22840373 ext. 3406




.Soil Science
.Soil Science Laboratory
.Introduction to Environmental Biotechnology
.Soil Quality
.Rhizosphere Microbiology
.Mineral Nutrition and Plant Disease


.Ph.D. University of Florida (2009), Plant Pathology
.M.S. National Chung-Hsing University, Soil and Environmental Sciences
.B.Sc . National Chung-Hsing University, Soil and Environmental Sciences


Mineral Nutrition and Plant Disease

Research Program

.Suppressive composts
.Biological nitrogen fixation
.Effects of mineral nutrients on plant diseases

Professional Positions

.2013-present, Assistant Professor, National Chung-Hsing University
.2010-2013, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Florida
.2005-2009, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Florida
.2002-2005, Organic Farming Specialist, MOA International

Membership in Academic, Professional and Scholarly Societies and Related Activities

.The Chinese Society of Soil and Fertilizer Sciences
.Taiwan Phytopathological Society


Refereed Publications:

.S. -L. Chen, Tsai, M. -K., Huang, Y. -M., and Huang, C. -H. 2017. Diversity and characterization of Azotobacter isolates obtained from rice rhizosphere soils in Taiwan. Annals of Microbiology. (Accepted)
.C. -H. Huang, and Vallad, G. E. 2017. Soil applications of acibenzolar-S-methyl induce defense gene expression in tomato plants against bacterial spot. European Journal of Plant Pathology. (Accepted)
.Li, Y. -T., Hwang, S. -Y., Huang, Y.-M., and Huang, C. -H. 2017. Effects of Trichoderma asperellum on nutrient uptake and Fusarium wilt of tomato. Crop Protection. (Accepted)
.Zhang, S., Mersha, Z., Vallad, G. E., and Huang, C. -H. 2016. Management of powdery mildew in squash by plant and alga extract biopesticides. The Plant Pathology Journal. 32:528-536.
.Huang, C. -H., Tsai, R. -T., and Vallad, G. E. 2016. Development of a TaqMan real-time PCR assay for detection and quantification of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici in soil. Journal of Phytopathology. 164:455-463.
.Xie, C., Huang, C. -H. and Vallad, G. E. 2014. Mycelial compatibility and pathogenic diversity among Sclerotium rolfsii isolates in the southern United States. Plant Disease. 98:1685-1694.
.Huang, C. -H, Vallad, G. E., Adkison, H., Summers, C., Margenthaler, E., Schneider, C., Hong, J., Jones, J. B, Ong, K., and Norman, D. J. 2013. A novel Xanthomonas sp. causes bacterial spot of rose (Rosa spp.). Plant Disease. 97:1301-1307.
.Huang, C., Roberts, P. D., Gale, L. R., Elmer, W. H., and Datnoff, L. E. 2013. Population structure of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. radicis-lycopersici in Florida inferred from vegetative compatibility groups and microsatellites. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 136:509-521.
.Huang, C. -H., Vallad, G. E., Zhang, S., Balogh, B., Wen, A., Figueiredo, J. F. L., Behlau, F., Jones, J. B., Momol, M. T., Olson, S. M. 2012. The effect of application frequency and reduced rates of acibenzolar-S-methyl on the field efficacy of induced resistance against bacterial spot on tomato. Plant Disease.96:221-227.
.Huang, C. -H., Roberts, P. D., and Datnoff, L. E. 2011. Silicon suppresses Fusarium crown and root rot of tomato. Journal of Phytopathology 159:546-554.
Zhang, S., Vallad, G. E., White, T. L., and Huang, C.-H. 2011. Evaluation of microbial products for management of powdery mildew on summer squash and cantaloupe in Florida. Plant Disease 95:461-468.
.Huang, C. -H., Datnoff, L. E., Gale, L. R., and Roberts, P. D. 2009. Development of microsatellite markers for Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici and Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. radicis-lycopersici. (Molecular Ecology Resources database accessions 38117–38143). http://tomato.biol.trinity.edu/. Cited as: Molecular Ecology Resources Primer Development Consortium et al. 2009. Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 May 2009–31 July 2009. Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 1460-1466.

Book Chapters:

.Huang, C. -H., Roberts, P. D., and Datnoff, L. E. 2012. Pages 145-158. Fusarium diseases of tomato. in: Fusarium Wilts of Greenhouse Vegetable and Ornamental Crops. A. Garibaldi, J. Katan, and M. L. Gullino, eds. American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.
Huang, C. -H., and Vallad, G. 2012. Crown and root diseases of pepper. Pages 203-215. in: Peppers: Botany, Production and Uses. V.M. Russo, ed. CABI, Oxfordshire, UK.