Indiana CCA Conference 2020 Presentation

Fungicides are an important tool for managing the threat of losses due to plant diseases.  Unfortunately, the use of fungicides can lead to the selection of strains of plant pathogenic fungi that are resistant or less sensitive to the fungicides.  This presentation will focus on the basic principles of fungicide resistance and will provide a case example of the frogeye leaf spot pathogen of soybean and its resistance to fungicides.  Best management practices for delaying or slowing the selection of fungicide-resistant plant pathogenic fungi also will be discussed.  


Carl Bradley

University of Kentucky

Dr. Carl Bradley is a Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist with the University of Kentucky.  He is based out of the University of Kentucky-Research & Education Center in Princeton, KY in the western part of the state, where he conducts research on the management and biology of diseases that affect agronomic field crops.  Dr. Bradley was raised in southeastern Illinois, where he grew up on a grain production farm. He received his B.S. from Southern Illinois University, and M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Dr. Bradley has experience working in agriculture from several different states in previous positions. He was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the University of Idaho, an Assistant Professor at North Dakota State University, and an Associate Professor with the University of Illinois before coming to the University of Kentucky in his current position.