Fungi Research

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Kimberly D. Gwinn
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology

John Peter Munafo
Assistant Professor
Flavor Science and Natural Products Chemistry

Groups and Facilities

(1 mention)

Phytophthora Plant Pathogens 
Soybeans, vegetables, the Irish potato blight, and Sudden Oak Death.

(1 mention)

Mycorrhiza Literature Exchange 
Researchers, literature, books, and reviews.



Research Spotlight | Managing Target Spot in Cotton and Soybeans, 11/15/2017

Faculty 360 | John Munafo, 7/12/2017

New Ventures | Creative Agricultural Technologies, LLC, 2/25/2016

Kelly Named Future Leader, 3/27/2015


Recent Publications

Sensitivity of Macrophomina Phaseolina to Three Classes of Fungicide Armstrong, A., T. Smith, M. L. Cartwright, and H. M. Kelly.  2019.  ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetings.

Inactivation kinetics of Botrytis cinerea inoculated on stainless steel coupons by chlorine dioxide gas.  Dhanapal, A.  2019.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Analysis of fungicide efficacy on Macrophomina phaseolina isolates from West Tennessee.  Guyer, R., K. Armstrong, and H. M. Kelly.  2019.  Phytopathology, 109 (10), 58-59.

Characterization of composition and antifungal properties of leaf secondary metabolites from thirteen cultivars of Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat H. Xue, Y. Jiang, H. Zhao, T. G. Köllner, S. Chen, F. Chen, and F. Chen.  2019.  Molecules, 24: 4202. [Abstract]

Comparison of conventional and organic fungicides, application intervals, and cultivars to manage tomato early blight, 2018.  Hansen, Z. R.  2019.  Plant Disease Management Reports, 13:V003.

Comparison of conventional and organic fungicides, application intervals, and cultivars to manage tomato early blight in Tennessee.  Hansen, Z. R.  2019.  American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting.

Resistance risk assessment for fludioxonil in Sclerotinia homoeocarpa in China Hu, J., Y. Zhou, T. Gao, J. Geng, Y. Dai, H. Ren, K. H. Lamour, and X. Liu.  2019.  Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. [Abstract]

Ants, plants and fungi: Active ant nests remain low in plant pathogenic fungi throughout the myrmecochore fruiting season.  Lash, C. L., and C. Kwit.  2019.  Entomological Society of America annual meeting, St. Louis, MO, Nov. 17-20 (poster)..

Multiyear Regional Evaluation of Foliar Fungicide Applications for Cotton Target Spot Management in the Southeastern United States Mehl, H. L., H. M. Kelly, et al.  2019.  Plant Disease, PDIS-06-19-1150-RE.

Pathotype Grouping of Cercospora sojina Isolates on Soybean and Sensitivity to QoI Fungicides Mengistu, A., P. Arelli, H. M. Kelly, et al.  2019.  Plant Disease, PDIS-02-19-0368-RE.

Improving fungicide-based management of Cercospora leaf spot in table beet in New York, USA Pethybridge, S, S. Sharma, Z. R. Hansen, N. Vaghefi, L. Hanson, and J. Kikkert.  2019.  Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology.

Relative efficacy of various oxine copper formulations against brown-rot fungi.  Petruch, J. Lloyd, and A. M. Taylor.  2019.  IRG-WP 19-30741, Annual Meeting of the International Research Group on Wood Protection. Quebec CA.