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Kimberly D. Gwinn
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology

John Peter Munafo
Assistant Professor
Flavor Science and Natural Products Chemistry

Groups and Facilities

1 mention

Phytophthora Plant Pathogens 
Soybeans, vegetables, the Irish potato blight, and Sudden Oak Death.

1 mention

Mycorrhiza Literature Exchange 
Researchers, literature, books, and reviews.


Recent Publications

Susceptibility of the walnut twig beetle to pathogenic fungi.  Castrillo, L., J. Vandenberg, M. Griggs, J. Juzwik, A. M. Taylor, R. Camp, B. Mudder, and A. E. Mayfield.  2017.  Thousand Cankers Disease Research and Management Operational Meeting, 14 June 2017, Lafayette, IN (i.

Can we use entomopathogenic fungi as endophytes for dual biological control of insect pests and plant pathogens? Jaber, L., and B. H. Ownley.  2017.  Biological Control, 107: 50-59.

Mortality and reduced brood production in walnut twig beetles, Pityophthorus juglandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), following exposure to commercial strains of entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium brunneum.  Mayfield, A. E., M. H. Griggs, R. Camp, B. Mudder, A. M. Taylor, and J. D. Vandenburg.  2017.  Biological Control, 114(2017) 79-86.

Arbuscular mycorrhiza formation and its function under elevated atmospheric O3: A meta-analysis.  Wang, Shuguang, R. M. Augé, and H. D. Toler.  2017.  Environmental Pollution, 226: 104-117.

Basidiomycota: Diverse Complex of Saprophytic, Parasitic, and Symbiotic Fungi.  Baird, R, E. Stokes, and A. S. Windham.  2016.  Plant Pathology Concepts 3rd ed,CRC Press.

Field Observable Plant Health Characteristics of Creeping Bentgrass Affected by Strobilurin Fungicide Applications and Turfgrass Diseases.  Benelli, J. J., B. J. Horvath, J. T. Brosnan, and D. A. Kopsell.  2016.  Crop Science56:862-869.

Improving Fungicidal Control of Large Patch by Optimization of Spray Methods.  Benelli, J.J.  2016.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Evaluation of fungicide application programs for control of black shank of tobacco, 2015.  Bost, S. C., R. L. Ellis, and E. R. Walker.  2016.  Plant Disease Management Reports.

A Two-Stage Approach for Estimating the Value of Damage Control with Fungicide in Soybean Production.  Boyer, C., X. L. Harmon, D. M. Lambert, A. Smith, H. M. Kelly, J. Jordan, and M. A. Newman.  2016.  Southern Agricultural Economics Association annual meeting, San Antonio, TX. February 6-9, 2016.

Switchgrass extractives inhibit plant pathogenic fungi.  Bruce, A., B. H. Ownley, J. Tao, N. Labbe, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2016.  Phytopathology, 106 (Suppl. 4):S4.50. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting, July 30-August 3, 2016, Tampa, FL.

Influence of application technology on foliar fungicide efficacy in Cercospora sojina infected soybean.  Butler, S. A.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Influence of application technology on foliar fungicide efficacy in Cercospora sojina infected soybean.  Butler, S. A., T. C. Mueller, G. Kruger, and H. M. Kelly.  2016.  Phytopathology, 105(Suppl. 2):S2.2.