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Darcy E P Telenko

Botany and Plant Pathology 

  • Assistant Professor
Lilly Hall Room 1-317

Dr. Darcy Telenko’s research program focuses on promoting sustainable and economically sound disease management practices in Indiana field crops. Her interdisciplinary plant pathology research and extension program is involved in studying the biology and management of soilborne and foliar pathogens of agronomic crops. This research encompasses four major themes: 1) Detection and monitoring of disease pathogens to minimize and/or detect the development of fungicide resistance or impact of new diseases in field crops; 2) Integration and evaluation of new chemistries or tools into cropping systems; 3) Evaluation of host resistance; and 4) Exploration of new biopesticide options to improve disease management. The information generated from her research program is used to support her extension program. Dr. Telenko’s extension efforts are focused on providing timely and reliable information to growers and industry stakeholders to encourage the adoption of integrated management strategies for improved production efficiency and increase awareness of how diseases impact crop yield potential in Indiana.

Selected Publications

Riar, M. K., Webster, T. M., Brecke, B. J., Jordan, D. L., Burton, M. G., Telenko, D., & Rufty, T. W. (2012). Benghal dayflower (Commelina benghalensis) seed viability in soil. Weed science, 60(4), 589-592.

Hu, J., Telenko, D., Phipps, P. M., & Grabau, E. A. (2016). Comparative susceptibility of peanut genetically engineered for sclerotinia blight resistance to non-target peanut pathogens. European journal of plant pathology, 145(1), 177-187.

Balota, M., Telenko, D., Phipps, P., & Grabau, E. A. (2015). Comparison of three transgenic peanut lines with their parents for agronomic and physiological characteristics. Peanut Science, 42(2), 74--82.

Telenko, D., Shaddox, T. W., Unruh, J. B., & Trenholm, L. E. (2015). Nitrate leaching, turf quality, and growth rate of ‘Floratam’St. Augustinegrass and common centipedegrass. Crop Science, 55(3), 1320--1328.

Hu, J., Telenko, D., Phipps, P. M., Hills, H., & Grabau, E. A. (2015). Quantifying transgene flow rate in transgenic Sclerotinia-resistant peanut lines. Field Crops Research, 178, 69-76.

Telenko, D., Hu, J., Livingstone, D., Shew, B., Phipps, P., & Grabau, E. (2011). Sclerotinia blight resistance in Virginia-type peanut transformed with a barley oxalate oxidase gene. Phytopathology, 101(7), 786-793.

Jordan, D. L., Dewayne Johnson, P., Telenko, D., Steven Barnes, J., Corbett, T., & Bogle, C. R. (2009). Peanut response to planting in stale seedbeds versus strip tillage into crop stubble. Crop Management, 8(1).

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