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May/June 2007
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Dr. Carl Bradley, Plant Pathologist, Joins Crop Sciences Staff

We would like to welcome Dr. Carl Bradley to the University of Illinois Crop Sciences Department staff. A native of Illinois, Carl grew up in Gallatin County. In 1995, he received his B.S. from Southern Illinois University.  His M.S. (1999) and Ph.D. (2001) are from University of Illinois, working with Dr. Wayne Pedersen. He worked for North Dakota State University, as an assistant professor of plant pathology from 2002 through 2006, before returning to University of Illinois. He shares some of his research and extension goals on his website at http://www.cropsci.uiuc.edu/faculty/carlbrad/. “Some of my current research projects include:

Evaluation of foliar fungicides for their control of diseases and effects on corn, soybean, and winter wheat.

Development of baseline QoI fungicide sensitivity levels of corn and soybean foliar fungal pathogens and initiation of a fungicide resistance monitoring program.

Evaluation of seed treatment fungicides for their control of soilborne diseases of corn, soybean, and wheat.

Some of my current Extension programs include:

Soybean rust sentinel plot coordinator for Illinois: I provide weekly commentary on current disease scouting and management recommendations for soybean rust and other soybean diseases as part of the Pest Information Platform for Extension and - -Education (PIPE) located at: http://www.sbrusa.net/

Fusarium head blight risk assessment program: I provide commentary on the risk and management of Fusarium head blight (scab) on Illinois winter wheat on the Wheat - Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center website at: http://www.wheatscab.psu.edu/”.

Feel free to contact Carl. You can reach him at carlbrad@uiuc.edu or (217)244-7415.