I have a 100% extension appointment with responsibilities for soybeans, vegetables, tree fruit, small fruit and nut (pecan) crops in both commercial and home garden production. My program emphasis is directed at developing, evaluating, demonstrating and implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices in commercial production systems. In recent years my program has focused on monitoring and management of Soybean Rust.

Plant Pathology, Entomology
PhD, University of Illinois, Plant Pathology, 1992
MS, University of Illinois, Plant Pathology, 1988
BS, Eastern Illinois University, Zoology, 1982
plant diseases