Indiana CCA Conference 2020 Presentation
 

Presentations

Specialty Session

Wed, Dec 16, 2020
2:00pm to 2:50pm

 

Soil borne diseases pose a significant threat to stand establishment and can result in yield reducing root rot. We will discuss ROI of seed treatments, and research seeking to better understand the cause of seedling disease and when and where seed treatments pay. With emphasis on research focused on oomycetes (Pythium and Phytophthora) and fungal diseases including Fusarium virguliforme which causes soybean sudden death syndrome.

Speakers

Marty Chilvers

Michigan State University
Biography

Martin (Marty) Chilvers earned his B.Ag.Sc. degree with honors and Ph.D. from the University of Tasmania, Australia, with subsequent Post-doctoral training at Washington State University. Dr. Chilvers’ began his position with Michigan State University in 2008 where he leads a field crop pathology program, researching plant diseases and management solutions.

Austin McCoy

PhD Candidate, Plant Pathology
Michigan State University
Biography

Austin McCoy is a PhD candidate at Michigan State University focusing on the management and detection of oomycete root rot pathogens, primarily of corn and soy. Currently Austin is working on a Phytophthora sojae pathotype (race) survey in Michigan, producing a diagnostic tool to rapidly identify Pythium species, and conducting fungicide sensitivity testing on these pathogens. He hopes this information will be used to provide better management recommendations for these pathogens.Austin McCoy is a PhD candidate at Michigan State University focusing on the management and detection of oomycete root rot pathogens, primarily of corn and soy. Currently Austin is working on a Phytophthora sojae pathotype (race) survey in Michigan, producing a diagnostic tool to rapidly identify Pythium species, and conducting fungicide sensitivity testing on these pathogens. He hopes this information will be used to provide better management recommendations for these pathogens.