Indiana CCA Conference 2018
Assistant Professor, Field Crops Pathologist
Dr. Darcy Telenko is the new Field Crop Pathologist with the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University. She officially began her tenure as an assistant professor on August 1, 2018. Dr. Telenko’s research focuses on the biology and management of soil-borne and foliar pathogens of agronomic crops. She spent the last four years as an Extension Vegetable Specialist for the Cornell Vegetable Program at Cornell University in New York. Her responsibilities in that position were fresh market vegetable production, disease and weed management, soil health, and climate change resiliency. Darcy 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 Cornell, Darcy’s post-doctoral research included studies in weed management of turf grass and agronomic crops at the University of Florida and disease management of agronomic crops at Virginia Tech.