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Daniel S Egel

Botany and Plant Pathology 

  • Clinical Engagement Associate Professor - SWPAC
4669 North Purdue Road
Vincennes, IN 47591

  • Ph.D., 1991, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • M.S.F., 1983, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • B.S., 1980, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Current Programs in Research and Extension

  • Management of Fusarium wilt of watermelon with fungicides and resistant varieties. Additional work is being conducted on understanding the survival and spread of Fusarium oxysporum fsp. niveum in the greenhouse.
  • Fungicide resistance. This program is new and is in response to grower observations of fungicide resistance in Didymella bryoniae.
  • Management of mature watermelon vine decline. Current research emphasizes root health and the use of cover crops.


Awards & Honors

(2007) 2007 Eric G. Sharvelle Distinguished Extension Specialist Award. Purdue University Cooperative Extension.

(2007) Fairborn High School Hall of Fame. Fairborn Community Schools.

Selected Publications

Egel, D., Everts, K., Langston, D., & Zhou, X. (2014). chemical management of fusarium wilt of watermelon. crop protection, 66, 114-119. Retrieved from

Soto, M., Egel, D., Canales, R., & Orona, F. (2013). Evaluacion de MELCAST en sandia y melon el estado de Campeche. Simposio Internacional en Produccion Agroalimentaria Tobasco, 9.

Egel, D., Foster, R., & Maynard, E. (2013). Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2013. , (ID-56), 204. Retrieved from

Kleczewski, N., & Egel, D. (2012). a diagnostic guide for fusarium wilt of watermelon. plant health progress, 2011. Retrieved from http://doi:10.1094/PHP-2011-01-DG

Egel, D., Foster, R., & Maynard, E. (2012). midwest vegetable production guide for commercial growers 2012. , (I-56), 204. Retrieved from

Gunter, C., & Egel, D. (2012). Staminate Flower Production and Fusarium wilt Reaction of Diploid Cultivars used as Pollenizers for Triploid Watermelon. Hort Technology, 2012(22), 694-699.

Kleczewski, N. (2011). a diagnostic guide for fusarium wilt of watermelon. plant health progress.

Ojiambo, P., Holmes, G., Britton, W., Keever, Babadoost, M., Adams, M., Bost, S., . . . Draper, M. (2011). Cucurbit downy mildew ipmPIPE: A next generation web-based interactive tool for disease management and extension outreach.. plant health progress, 10. Retrieved from doi:10.1094/PHP-2011-0411-01-RV

Ruhl, G., Hoke, S., Dicklow, M., & Wick, R. (2011). first report of black leg of hydroponic basil in the us casued by plectosporium tabacinum. plant disease, 94(4), 484. Retrieved from

Kleczewki, N. (2011). Fungicide Resistance Management for Indiana Vegetables. , (BP-183-W), 5. Retrieved from