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Janna Beckerman 

Dr. Janna Beckerman‬

Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology
Purdue University
Botany & Plant Pathology, Lilly Hall
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47904-2054
Office: LILY 1-321
Phone: (765) 494-4628
FAX: (765) 494-0363
E-mail:    jbeckerm@purdue.edu

Area: Ornamental and Fruit Diseases - Extension and research activities related to disease management of landscape ornamentals; nursery and greenhouse crops, and fruit crops.

Tamara Benjamin 

Tamara Benjamin​

Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resources Scientist
Purdue University
Botany & Plant Pathology, Lilly Hall
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47904-2054
Office: LILY 1-422
Phone: (765) 496-1930
FAX: (765) 494-0363
E-mail:    tamara17@purdue.edu

Area: Research and Extension activities related to sustainable small farm design, soil amendments including biochar, local foods, organics, and the Purdue Student Farm.

Tom Creswell 
Dr. Tom Creswell‬

‪Plant Disease Diagnostician/Director,‬
‪Plant & Pest Diagnostic Lab‬
‪Purdue University‬
‪Botany and Plant Pathology, Lilly Hall‬
‪915 West State Street‬
‪West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054‬
‪Office: LSPS 102‬
‪Phone: (765) 494-8081‬
‪FAX: (765) 494-3958‬
‪E-mail:    creswell@purdue.edu‬

‪Area: Plant & Pest Diagnostic Lab - Plant disease diagnosis and management recommendations‬

Dan Egel 

Dr. Daniel Egel

Extension Plant Pathologist
Southwest Purdue Agriculture Program
4369 N Purdue Rd
Vincennes, IN 47591
Office: (812) 886-0198
FAX: (812) 886-6693
E-mail:    egel@purdue.edu

Area: Vegetable Diseases - Statewide vegetable extension; foliar diseases of cucurbits including MELCAST: soilborne diseases of watermelon

Bill Johnson

 
Dr. Bill Johnson‬

‪Professor of Weed Science‬
‪Purdue University‬
‪Botany and Plant Pathology, Lilly Hall‬
‪915 West State Street‬
‪West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054‬
‪Office: Lilly 1-361‬
‪Phone: (765) 494-4656‬
‪FAX: (765) 494-0363‬
‪E-mail:    wgj@purdue.edu‬

‪Area: Weed Science - Biology and management of herbicide resistant weeds, weed management in no-till systems, winter annual weed management and interactions with SCN, weed management and N accumulation by weeds in glyphosate-resistant corn ‬

Richard Latin 
Dr. Richard Latin‬

‪Professor of Plant Pathology‬
‪Purdue University‬
‪Botany and Plant Pathology, Lilly Hall‬
‪915 West State Street‬
‪West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054‬
‪Office: LILY 1-317‬
‪Phone: (765) 494-4639‬
‪FAX: (765) 494-0363‬
‪E-mail:    rlatin@purdue.edu‬

‪Area: Turfgrass Diseases - Epidemiology and management of turfgrass diseases with emphasis on fungicide resistance and factors that influence fungicide performance‬

 
Travis Legleiter‬

‪Weed Science Professional Assistant‬
‪Purdue University‬
‪Botany and Plant Pathology, Lilly Hall‬
‪915 West State Street‬
‪West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054‬
‪Office: LILY 1-349‬
‪Phone: (765) 496-2121‬
‪FAX: (765) 494-0363‬
‪E-mail:    tlegleit@purdue.edu‬

‪Area: Weed Science‬

Gail Ruhl 
Gail Ruhl‬

‪Plant Disease Diagnostician, Plant & Pest Diagnostic Lab‬
‪Purdue University‬
‪Botany and Plant Pathology, Lilly Hall‬
‪915 West State Street‬
‪West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054‬
‪Office: LSPS 110‬
‪Phone: (765) 494-4641‬
‪FAX: (765) 494-3958‬
‪E-mail:    ruhlg@purdue.edu‬

‪Area: Plant & Pest Diagnostic Lab - Plant disease diagnosis and management recommendations

Fred Whitford 
Dr. Fred Whitford‬

‪Director of Purdue Pesticide Programs‬
‪Botany and Plant Pathology, Lilly Hall‬
‪915 West State Street‬
‪West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054‬
‪Office: LILY G-427B‬
‪Phone: (765) 494-1284‬
‪FAX: (765) 496-1556‬
‪E-mail:    fwhitford@purdue.edu‬

‪Area: Purdue Pesticide Programs - Extension outreach; pesticide safety education; pesticide registration; regulations; insurance; environmental and safety audits, Indiana Extension history ‬

Kiersten Wise 
Dr. Kiersten Wise‬

‪Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology‬
‪Purdue University‬
‪Botany and Plant Pathology, Lilly Hall‬
‪915 West State Street‬
‪West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054‬
‪Office: LILY 1-325‬
‪Phone: (765) 496-2170‬
‪FAX: (765) 494-0363‬
‪E-mail:    kawise@purdue.edu‬

‪Area: Field crop diseases - Epidemiology and management of diseases of corn, soybean, small grain; state specialist for Asian soybean rust ‬

Charles Woloshuk 
Dr. Charles Woloshuk‬

‪Professor of Plant Pathology‬
‪Purdue University‬
‪Botany and Plant Pathology, Lilly Hall‬
‪915 West State Street‬
‪West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054‬
‪Office: LILY 1-351‬
‪Phone: (765) 494-3450‬
‪FAX: (765) 494-0363‬
‪E-mail:    woloshuk@purdue.edu‬

‪Area: Corn/Mycotoxin Pathology - genetics, biochemistry, and physiology of mycotoxin biosynthesis. ‬

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Bryan Young 
Dr. Bryan Young

‪Associate Professor of Weed Science
‪Purdue University‬
‪Botany and Plant Pathology, Lilly Hall‬
‪915 West State Street‬
‪West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054‬
‪Office: LILY 1-347
‪Phone: (765) 496-1646‬
‪FAX: (765) 494-0363‬
‪E-mail:    BryanYoung@purdue.edu‬

‪Area: Weed Science - weed biology and ecology relative to developing effective management strategies in agronomic crops, herbicide application technologies for optimization and stewardship of herbicide use, and the physiological characterization of herbicide-resistant weed biotypes. ‬