Fungicide Sensitivity Screening of Corynespora cassiicola in Soybean and Cotton

Our departmental seminar speaker this week is Ty Smith, who will be presenting his Ph.D. Exit Seminar titled “Fungicide Sensitivity Screening of Corynespora cassiicola in Soybean and Cotton”.   Seminar Abstract: Target spot, caused by the fungus Corynespora cassiicola, is a foliar disease of cotton and soybean.  Target spot has become a disease of concern in soybean and cotton production systems. Data for fungicide sensitivity and understanding potential impact on yield is lacking for C. cassiicola.  With the lack of knowledge about baseline fungicide sensitivity the objectives of this study were: (i) to evaluate fungicide products and mixes in small plot trials, (ii) develop baseline fungicide sensitivity data on C. cassiicola isolates from Tennessee soybean and cotton, (iii) investigate the interaction of malathion with DMI fungicides on target

Graduate Student Spotlight from the Office of Research and Engagement

Last week, the Office of Research and Engagement interviewed one of our students and featured them in the recent graduate student spotlight. Please look below for a snippet of their newsletter and be sure to click the link below for the full story!     A newsletter from the Office of Research and Engagement     Matthew Longmire grew up on his family farm in Clinton, TN, so it was no surprise that he became interested in research on agricultural systems. The fact that he can do this while incorporating another life-long fascination—bugs—is just the icing on the cake. Longmire is a graduate student in entomology and plant pathology at the UT Institute of Agriculture, and his research studies the

On the left, Swati showcasing a plant seed in a laboratory; top right, Matthew identifying insects in a laboratory; bottom right, Rebecca collecting rodents out in the field

EPP STUDENTS EXCELLED at the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting; Nov. 17-20, 2019

ESA Meeting 2019 Faculty, post-docs, staff, and students from the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology participated in the Annual Entomological Society of America National meeting held in St. Louis, MO. Seven graduate students presented oral papers either in the Student Competition or in the invited Symposium. Swati Mishra, a PhD student working with Dr. Juan Jurat-Fuentes, co-organized two symposia, and three students were invited to speak in a symposium. Congratulations to two EPP students for winning first place in their individual student competitions. Rebecca Butler, a PhD student working with Dr. Becky Trout Fryxell, won 1st place for her study of ecological relationships of ectoparasites on rodents in western Tennessee. Matthew Longmire, an MS student working with Dr. Jerome