Plant pathology

Biological plant disease control in soybeans

This is a study to establish field efficacy of microbial innoculants from crop growth enhancement and plant disease biocontrol.

Crop rotation influence on disease suppression and biological control

This study also will establish field efficacy of microbial innoculants from crop growth enhancement and plant disease biocontrol.

Evaluation of spring wheat resistance to stem rust

Completed in August 2015, this study evaluated the resistance of various spring wheat to four races of stem rust. 

Spatial scale of adaptation in Ambrosia artemisiifolia

This study is investigating the adaptation to urban and rural environments in Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed).

Enhancing genetic resources for controlling SDS

This study screens soybean breeding programs' ancestral lines for resistance to sudden death syndrome caused by Fusarium virguliforme.

Disease management

A variety of field studies seek to improve the understanding and mangement of sudden death syndrome of soybeans, Goss's wilt of corn and soilborne soybean disease.

Hop downy mildew and powdery mildew management

This study comprises a three-year assessment of two hops varieties and fungicide treatments on the incidence and severity of hop downy and powedery mildews.