Agronomic Crops Pathology

 

Field Crop Pathology​​

People:

Professor of Plant Pathology
Purdue University
Botany and Plant Pathology, Lilly Hall
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054
Office: LILY G-425A
Phone: (765) 494-3450
FAX: (765) 494-0363
E-mail: woloshuk@purdue.edu​

Area: Corn/Mycotoxin Pathology - genetics, biochemistry, and physiology of mycotoxin biosynthesis.

   Kiersten Wise 
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Dr. Kiersten Wise

Associate Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology
Purdue University
Botany and Plant Pathology, Lilly Hall
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054
Office: LILY 1-325
Phone: (765) 496-2170
FAX: (765) 494-0363
E-mail: kawise@purdue.edu​

Area: Extension and research focusing on the biology and management of organisms that cause diseases of corn, soybean, and small grains; fungicide technology and fungicide resistance.

Anna Freije

Crop Pathology Professional Assistant
Purdue University
Botany and Plant Pathology, Lilly Hall
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054
Office: LILY 1-241
Phone: (765) 496-8311
FAX: (765) 494-0363
E-mail: anoveros@purdue.edu

Area: Communication of information related to diseases of corn, soybean, and wheat primarily through print publications, websites, and video; also helps coordinate Purdue’s annual crop scouting competition for high school students.

 

Program Description:

Dr. Wise’s program focuses on understanding the biology and management of organisms that cause diseases of corn, soybean, and small grains. Management of field crop diseases requires an integrated approach, and Wise’s research focuses on how to sustainably, and economically, manage disease. Her research is multi-faceted and spans a range of important diseases of field crops in Indiana including corn foliar diseases, corn ear rots, soybean seedling diseases, soil-borne soybean diseases, wheat foliar diseases, and Fusarium head blight of wheat. A specific emphasis is placed on understanding fungicide technology and the factors that influence the efficacy of foliar and seed applied fungicides, and fungicide resistance.

 

Extension programs:

Dr. Wise provides research-based information through Extension programming including workshops, field days, and presentations. Programs are tailored to the audience, and may discuss current disease issues, disease identification and management tactics, fungicide modes of action, fungicide application and efficacy, and fungicide resistance. These programs typically target programs for county Extension staff, crop​ advisors, industry personnel, farmers, and others.

 

Extension outputs:

Dr. Wise has edited and co-edited three popular books aimed at increasing the knowledge of corn and soybean diseases and fungicide use in field crops. These books target the agribusiness industry, including farmers. 

   

                                                                            

   Fungicides for Field Crops                    Farmer’s Guide to Corn Diseases             A Farmer’s Guide to Soybean Diseases


This website provides current information on the identification and management of corn ear rots and mycotoxins and is supported by the USDA-NIFA program. Additional print resources on corn ear rots and mycotoxins are available (see Diseases of Corn publication series)



Dr. Wise is part of a multi-state effort to improve resources available for field crop management. This effort, supported by the North Central Soybean Research Program and the United Soybean Board, houses the Soybean Disease Management publication series.

 


The Purdue field crop pathology YouTube channel​ hosts videos that communicate relevant information about current field crop disease issues and demonstrate some of the techniques used in Dr. Wise’s research program

                                                                                           



Fungicide efficacy tables are available as part of a national effort of plant pathologists to rank currently available products for corn, soybean, and wheat diseases. These tables are compiled annually and based on fungicide efficacy in replicated University research trials.







Diseases of Corn series: This Extension publication series provides comprehensive information on corn foliar diseases, ear rots, and stalk rot.






Diseases of Wheat series: This Extension publication series provides comprehensive information on wheat foliar and head diseases.







Soybean Disease Management series​: This Extension publication series provides comprehensive information on soybean diseases



 


Links:

Managing Moldy Corn

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 Field Crop Disease Publications