1980 - M.S., Plant Pathology, Iowa State UniversityThesis: "Interactions of mycorrhizae in maize with nutrition, rootdisease and metalaxyl."
1978 - B.S.. Botany, Eastern Illinois University
A. Development of disease resistance screening techniques in rice.
B. Evaluation and identification of disease resistance in rice.
C. Nature and inheritance of disease resistance in rice.
D. Identification and description of the diseases affecting rice in Louisiana and isolation and identification of the agents causing these diseases.
F. Development of scouting and disease prediction methods for rice.
H. Evaluation of chemical control agents for the control of rice diseases.
J. Disease control on alternate crops in southwest Louisiana.
2008-Present F. Avalon Dagget Professorship in Rice Research
2003-Present Research Coordinator, Rice Research Station
1994-Present Professor, Plant Pathology, Rice Research Station
1989-1994 Associate Professor, Plant Pathology, Rice Research Station
1984-1989 Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology, Rice Research Station
Received the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU Agricultural Center’s Tipton Team Research Award for the Wheat Varietal Development Team, Baton Rouge, December 2011.
Invited speaker Special Seminar on Bacterial Panicle Blight caused by Burkholderia sp. XI International Rice Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean, September 21-24, 2010, Cali Columbia.
Awarded: F. Avalon Dagget Professorship in Rice Research, July 2008.
Distinguished Rice Research and Education Team Award, Rice Technical Working Group. Louisiana Rice Varietal Development Team, Houston, Texas, February 2006
Received the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU Agricultural Center’s Tipton Team Research Award for the Rice Research Varietal Development Team, Baton Rouge, December 2003.
Rush, M.C., Groth, D.E., and Sha, X. 2011. Registration of 25 Sheath Blight Disease Resistant Germplasm Lines of Rice with Good Agronomic Traits. Journal of Plant Registrations. 5:400-402.
Silva, J. Groth, D.E., Moldenhauer, K.A., and Oard, J.H. 2011. GGE Biplot Exploration of Resistance to Sheath Blight Disease in Doubled-Haploid Lines of Rice. Crop Sc. 51:1028-1035.
Nelson, J.C., Oard, J.H., Groth, D.E., Utomo, H.S., Jia, Y., Liu, G., Moldenhauer, K.A.K., Correa-Victoria, F.J., Fjellstrom, R.G., Scheffler, B., and Prado, G.A. 2011. Sheath-blight resistance QTLS in japonica rice germplasm. Euphytica.
Pinson, S.R.M., Shahjahan A.K.M., Rush, M.C., and Groth, D.E. 2010. Bacterial Panicle Blight Resistance QTLs in Rice and Their Association with Other Disease Resistance Loci and Heading. CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 50, 1289-1297
Blanche, S.B., Sha, X., Linscombe, S.D., Groth, D.E. and Dilly, R.R. 2009. Visual estimation of rice (Oryza sativa L.) grain yield in multiple environments in Louisiana. Journal of new seeds 10:74-87.
Groth, D. E., Hollier, C.A., and Rush, M.C. 2009. Disease management. Pages 72-92. In: Louisiana Rice Production Handbook.LSU AgCenter Pub 2321. 128pp.
Groth, D.E. 2008. Effects of cultivar resistance and single fungicide application on rice sheath blight, yield, and quality. Crop Prot. 27(7):1125-1130.
Nandakumar, R., Bollich, P.A., Shahjahan, A.K.M., Groth, D.E., and Rush, M.C. 2008. Evidence for the soilborne nature of the rice sheath rot and panicle blight pathogen, Burkholderia gladioli. Canadian J. of Pl. Path. 30 :( 1) 148-154.
Pinson, S.R.M., Oard, J.H., Groth, D., Miller, R., Marchetti, M.A., Shank, A.R., Jia, M.H., Jia, Y., Fjellstrom, R.G., and Li, Z. 2008. Registration of TIL: 455, TIL: 514, and TIL: 642, Three Rice Germplasm Lines Containing Introgressed Sheath Blight Resistance Alleles. J. of Plant Registrations 2: 251-254. .
Groth, D. E. and J. S. Bond. 2007. Effects of cultivars and fungicides on rice sheath blight, yield, and quality. Plant Disease. 91:1647-1650.
Groth, D.E., S.L. Linscombe, and X. Sha. 2007. Registration of two disease-resistant germplasm lines of rice. J. of Plant Registrations 1:63-64.
Sha, X.Y., Linscombe, S.D., and Groth, D.E. 2007. Field evaluation of Imidazolinone-tolerant Clearfield rice (Oryza sativa L.) at nine Louisiana locations. Crop Sci. 47:1177-1185.
Chu, Q.R., S.D. Linscombe, M.C. Rush, D.E. Groth, J. Oard, X. Sha, and H.S. Utomo. 2006.
Registration of a C/M Doubled Haploid Mapping Population of Rice. Crop Science 46:1417
Groth, D.E. 2006. Azoxystrobin Rate and Timing Effects on Rice Head Blast Incidence and Rice Grain and Milling Yields. Plant Disease 90:1055-1058.
Groth, D.E. and J.A. Bond. 2006. Initiation of Rice Sheath Blight Epidemics and Effects of Application Timing of Azoxystrobin on disease Incidence, Severity, Yield and Milling Yields. Plant Disease 90:1073-1078.
Linscombe, S.D., X. Sha, K. Beard, Q.R. Chu, D. E. Groth, L. M. White, R.T. Dunand, and P.K. Bollich. 2006. Registration of ‘Cheniere’ Rice. Crop Science 46:1814-1815.
Linscombe, S.D., X. Sha, J.A. Bond, K. Bearb, M.C. Rush, Q.R. Chu, D.E. Groth, L.M. White, and R.T. Dunand. 2006. Registration of ‘Trenasse’ Rice. Crop Science 46:2318-2319.
Sha, X., S.D. Linscombe, K. Beard, Q.R. Chu, D. E. Groth, L. M. White, R.T. Dunand, and P.K. Bollich. 2006. Registration of ‘Jupiter’ Rice. Crop Science 46:1811-1812.
Shao, Q., M.C. Rush, S.D. Linscombe, D.E. Groth, and M.S. Kang. 2006. Allelic Analysis of bar Gene from Different Rice Transformation Events. Journal of Crop Improvement. 15 :( 1)33-49.
Shao, Q. M., M. C. Rush, M. S. Wu, D. E. Groth, M. S. Kang, and S. D. Linscombe. 2006. Transgene Transfer to United States Commercial Rice Cultivars via Conventional Breeding Techniques. Journal of Crop Improvement 16(1)49-65.
Groth, D.E. 2005. Azoxystrobin Rate and Timing Effects on Rice Sheath Blight Incidence and Severity and Rice Grain and Milling Yields. Plant Disease 89:1171-1174.
Groth, D.E. and F.N. Lee. 2002. Rice Diseases. Pp. 413-436 In: Rice: Origin, Production, and Technology. Edited by C. Wayne Smith. John Wiley & Sons Inc., NY.
Research Coordinator, LSU AgCenter, Rice Research Station, 2003-present
Rice Technical Working Group: Past Chairman 2006-2008, Chairman 2004-2006, Secretary 2002-2004, Publication Coordinator, 1998 – 2008, Panel Moderator, 1986, 1994, 2004, Rice Germplasm Committee, 1986-1994, Local Arrangement Committee, 1984, 1994, and 2004, Nomination Committee, 1986, 2002, Executive Committee, 1992-1994
Louisiana Association of Plant Pathologists and Nematologists: Vice President, 1988-1989, President, 1989-1990,
Louisiana Plant Protection Association: Past President, 1990-1991, Awards Committee, Chairman, 1991-1992, Vice President, 1998-1999, President, 1999-2000, Past President, 2000-2001