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Kiersten Alane Wise

Botany and Plant Pathology 

  • Associate Professor
Lilly Hall Room 1-325

The overall goal of my research program is to develop economical and sustainable disease management practices for agronomic field crops. This is achieved by studying the effects of management techniques on the biology of plant diseases. Through this research we can select management practices that will improve crop production efficiency and simultaneously increase our awareness of how diseases interact with their hosts.

Awards & Honors

(2014) NCERA-202 Soybean Rust Committee Certificate of Achievement. NCERA-202 Soybean Rust Committee.

(2014) Richard L. Kohl’s Outstanding Early Career Award for the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. Purdue University.

(2013) North Central American Phytopathological Society Early Career Award. North Central Division of the American Phytopathological Society.

(2012) International IPM Award of Excellence--Team Award for soybean rust-pest information platform for Extension and education (PIPE). International IPM.

(2012) Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Team Award--Purdue zipTrips. Purdue University.

(2011) Early Career Award. PUCESA.

(2010) 2010 PUCESA Team Award. Purdue Cooperative Extension Specialists' Association.

Selected Publications

Peltier, A. J., Bradley, C. A., Chilvers, M. I., Malvick, D. K., Mueller, D. S., Wise, K. A., & Esker, P. D. (2012). Biology, yield loss, and control of Sclerotinia stem rot of soybean. Journal of Integrated Pest Management, 3. Retrieved from http://doi:

Willyerd, K. R., Madden, L. V., Bradley, C. A., Bergstrom, G., Sweets, L., McMullen, M., . . . Paul, P. A. (2012). Efficacy and stability of integrating fungicide and cultivar resistance to manage Fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol in wheat. Plant Disease, 96, 957-967.

Delgado, J. A., Lynnes, T. C., Meinhardt, S. W., Wise, K. A., Gudmestad, N. C., Bradley, C. A., . . . Goswami, R. S. (2012). Identification of the mutation responsible for resistance to QoI fungicides and its detection in Ascochyta rabiei (teleomorph Didymella rabiei).. Plant Pathology, 10. Retrieved from http://doi:10.1111/j.1365-3059.2012.02661.x

Wise, K. A., & Mueller, D. S. (2011). Are fungicides no longer just for fungi? An analysis of foliar fungicide use in corn. APSnet Feature Article, 9. Retrieved from

Wise, K. A., & Draper, M. (in press). Assessing the impact of soybean rust: New research presented at the fourth national soybean rust symposium. Outlooks on Pest Management.

Buck, J. W., Wise, K. A., & Dong, W. (2011). Effect of post-symptom application of fungicides on urediniospore production by Puccinia hemerocallidis on daylily and Puccinia triticina on wheat. Plant Disease, 95, 325-330.

Henry, R. S., Wise, K. A., & Johnson, W. G. (2011). Glyphosate's effect upon mineral accumulation in soybean. Crop Management, 10. Retrieved from doi:10.1094/CM-2011-1024-01-RS

Paul, P., Madden, L. V., Bradley, C. A., Robertson, A., Munkvold, G., Shaner, G., . . . Esker, P. (2011). Meta-analysis of yield response of hybrid field corn to foliar fungicides in the corn belt. Phytopathology, 101.

Wise, K. A., Bradley, C. A., Markell, S., Pasche, J., & Gudmestad, N. C. (2011). Sensitivity of Ascochyta rabiei to prothioconazole and thiabendazole. Crop Protection, 30, 1000-1005.

Ruhl, G., Wise, K. A., Creswell, T., Leonberger, A., & Speers, C. (2009). First report of Goss’s bacterial wilt and leaf blight on corn caused by Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis in Indiana. Plant Disease, 93, 841.