Indiana CCA Conference 2019 Presentation
 
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Presentations

W9

Pest Management
Wed, Dec 18, 2019
9:00am to 9:50am

W2

Pest Management
Wed, Dec 18, 2019
2:00pm to 2:50pm

 

This presentation will review pest management issues encountered in the eastern cornbelt during 2019. We will discuss issues related to insect, disease, and weed management and management tactics that were successful in addressing these problems.

Speakers

Darcy Telenko

Assistant Professor, Field Crops Pathologist
Purdue University
Biography

Dr. Darcy Telenko is an assistant professor and Field Crop Extension Pathologist with the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University. She has statewide responsibility for Plant Pathology research and Extension in agronomic crops. Her interdisciplinary plant pathology research (https://ag.purdue.edu/btny/telenkolab/) and Extension program (https://extension.purdue.edu/fieldcroppathology/ ) is involved in studying the biology and management of soilborne and foliar pathogens. The program is focused on recognizing and understanding new diseases and their potential impact on Indiana agriculture, and quickly and effectively distributing information in the event of a disease threat to Indiana crop production. Dr. Telenko is a native of western New York and received her BS in Biological Sciences at Cornell University, MS in Plant and Soil Science at Southern Illinois University, and PhD in Plant Pathology and Crop Sciences at North Carolina State University. Prior to Purdue, Dr. Telenko was an Extension Vegetable Specialist for the Cornell Vegetable Program at Cornell University, and was a post-doctoral researcher at both the University of Florida and Virginia Tech. She has published 11 peer-review articles and over 100 Extension publications. Her program currently has three students working on MS or PhD degrees, one visiting scholar, and three undergraduates studying Plant Pathology.

Bill Johnson

Professor of Weed Science
Purdue University
Biography

Dr. Johnson is a Professor of Weed Science in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University. He has statewide responsibilities for weed science research and extension in agronomic crops, and he teaches Advanced Weed Biology and Senior Seminar. Dr. Johnson has extensive experience in the biology and management of herbicide-resistant weeds and crops, weed control with cover crops, and interactions between weeds and other plant pests. Dr. Johnson is a Past President and Fellow of the North Central Weed Science Society (NCWSS). He has won Outstanding Extension Specialist Awards from Purdue University, CropLife America, and the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA). He has published over 120 peer reviewed manuscripts and over 100 extension publications.  He has trained 30 graduate students and currently has an additional 5 students currently working on MS or Ph.D. degrees in Weed Science.

John Obermeyer

IPM Specialist
Purdue University
Biography

Serves as a liaison between the University's field crops pest extension/research specialists and Indiana's agricultural sector. Conducts and coordinates IPM training, co-develops and disseminates IPM materials, and evaluates and implements new IPM techniques/technologies. Advises producers and agribusiness employees on IPM practices that avoid or reduce pesticide applications by adopting field scouting and implementing alternative control strategies.