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Shrestha, U., K. J. Swilling, D. M. Butler, and B. H. Ownley.  2018.  First report of basal drop and white mold on lettuce, broccoli and mustard caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Tennessee, USA.  Plant Disease, 102:(1) 249.

Trigiano, R. N., D. Hadziabdic, K. Mantooth, M. T. Windham, B. H. Ownley, M. E. Staton, S. Miller, and N. Zhang.  2018.  Dogwood anthracnose: the story continues.  Acta Horticulturae, 1191: 77-82.

Trigiano, R. N., S. L. Boggess, and B. H. Ownley.  2018.  First report of an aerial blight of Chrysogenum virginianum (Green and Gold) caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in the United States.  Plant Disease, 102(2): 450.

Benelli, J. J., B. J. Horvath, A. R. Womac, B. H. Ownley, A. S. Windham, and J. C. Sorochan.  2017.  Large patch (Rhizoctonia solani AG 2-2LP) severity on Japanese lawngrass (Zoysia japonica) influenced by fungicide and application target site.  Crop Protection, 106: 23-28.

Edwards, T. P., R. N. Trigiano, P. A. Wadl, B. H. Ownley, A. S. Windham, and D. Hadziabdic.  2017.  First report of Alternaria alternata causing leaf spot on whorled sunflower (Helianthus verticillatus) in the Southeast United States.  Plant Disease, 101(4): 632.

Edwards, T. P., R. N. Trigiano, P. A. Wadl, B. H. Ownley, A. S. Windham, and D. Hadziabdic.  2017.  First report of Alternaria alternata causing leaf spot on Ruth’s Golden Aster (Pityopsis ruthii) in Tennessee.  Plant Disease, 101(2): 383.

Jaber, L., and B. H. Ownley.  2017.  Can we use entomopathogenic fungi as endophytes for dual biological control of insect pests and plant pathogens?.  Biological Control, 107: 50-59.

Mantooth, K., D. Hadziabdic, S. Boggess, M. T. Windham, S. Miller, G. Cai, J. Spatafora, N. Zhang, M. E. Staton, B. H. Ownley, and R. N. Trigiano.  2017.  Confirmation of independent introductions of an exotic plant pathogen of Cornus species, Discula destructiva, on the east and west coasts of North America.  PLoS ONE, 12(7): e0180345. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180345.

Shrestha, U., M. E. Dee, B. H. Ownley, and D. M. Butler.  2017.  Anaerobic soil disinfestation reduces germination and affects colonization of Sclerotium rolfsii sclerotia.  Phytopathology.

Daniels, D., K. Nix, P. A. Wadl, L. M. Vito, G. J. Wiggins, M. T. Windham, B. H. Ownley, P. L. Lambdin, J. F. Grant, P. Merten, W. E. Klingeman, and D. Hadziabdic.  2016.  Thousand cankers disease complex: A forest health issue that threatens Juglans species across the U.S. forests.  Forests, 7(11): 260.

Rogers, M. A., B. H. Ownley, P. B. Avery, and A. L. Wszelaki.  2016.  Toxicity and efficacy of novel biopesticides for organic management of cucumber beetles on Galia muskmelons.  Organic Agriculture, 7: 365-377.

Shrestha, U., B. H. Ownley, and D. M. Butler.  2016.  First report of stem and root rot of cowpea caused by Fusarium oxysporum in Tennessee.  Plant Disease, 100 (3): 649.

Shrestha, U., B. H. Ownley, and D. M. Butler.  2016.  First report of dry root and stem rot of cowpea caused by Fusarium proliferatum in the United States.  Plant Disease, 100 (4): 860.

Dean, D., P. A. Wadl, D. Hadziabdic, W. E. Klingeman, B. H. Ownley, T. A. Rinehart, A. J. Dattilo, B. Scheffler, and R. N. Trigiano.  2015.  Analysis of genetic diversity and population structure for the US native shrub Viburnum rufidulum in Tennessee and Kentucky.  Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 140 (6): 523–531.

Hatmaker, E. A., P. A. Wadl, K. Mantooth, B. E. Scheffler, B. H. Ownley, and R. N. Trigiano.  2015.  Development of microsatellites from Fothergilla ×intermedia (Hamamelidaceae) and cross transfer to four other genera within Hamamelidaceae.  Applications in Plant Sciences 3:doi.10.3732/apps.1400123.

Shrivastava, G., B. H. Ownley, R. M. Augé, H. D. Toler, M. E. Dee*, A. Vu*, T. G. Köllner, and F. Chen.  2015.  Colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal and endophytic fungi enhanced terpene production in tomato plants and their defense against herbivorous insects.  Symbiosis, 65:65-74.

Bishop, P., S. Huck, B. H. Ownley, J. K. Richards, and G. Skolits.  2014.  Impacts of an interdisciplinary research center on participant publication and collaboration patterns: A case study of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis.  Research Evaluation, 23 (4):1-14; doi:10.1093/reseval/rvu019.

Butler, D. M., B. H. Ownley, M. E. Dee*, S. Eichler Inwood, D. G. McCarty, U. Shrestha, N. Kokalis-Burelle, and E. N. Rosskopf.  2014.  Low carbon amendment rates during anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) at moderate soil temperatures do not decrease viability of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum sclerotia or Fusarium root rot of common bean.  Acta Horticulturae, 1044:203-208.

Gualandi, R.J., Jr, R. M. Auge, D. A. Kopsell, B. H. Ownley, F. Chen, H. D. Toler, M. E. Dee*, and K. D. Gwinn.  2014.  Fungal mutualists enhance growth and phytochemical content in Echinacea purpurea.  Symbiosis, 63:111-121.

McCarty, D. G., S. Eichler Inwood, B. H. Ownley, C. E. Sams, A. L. Wszelaki, and D. M. Butler.  2014.  Field evaluation of carbon sources for anaerobic soil disinfestation in tomato and bell pepper production in Tennessee.  HortScience, 49:272-280.

Trigiano, R. N., T. A. Rinehart, M. E. Dee*, P. A. Wadl, L. Poplawski, and B. H. Ownley.  2014.  First report of aerial blight of Ruth's Golden Aster (Pityopsis ruthii) caused by Rhizoctonia solani in the United States.  Plant Disease, 98 (6):855.

Fajolu, O. L.*, P. A. Wadl, A. L. Vu*, K. D. Gwinn, B. E. Scheffler, R. N. Trigiano, and B. H. Ownley.  2013.  Development and characterization of simple sequence repeats for Bipolaris sorokiniana and cross transferability to related species.  Mycologia, 105:1164-1173.

Vu, AL*, K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley.  2013.  First report of leaf spot on switchgrass caused by Pithomyces chartarum in the United States.  Plant Disease, 97 (12):1655.

Vu, AL*, M. E. Dee*, J. M. Zale, K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley.  2013.  First report of leaf spot caused by Bipolaris oryzae on switchgrass in Tennessee.  Plant Disease, 97 (12):1654.

Fajolu, O. L.*, A. L. Vu*, M. E. Dee*, J. M. Zale, K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley.  2012.  First report of leaf spot and necrotic roots on switchgrass caused by Curvularia lunata var. aeria in the United States.  Plant Disease, 96(9):1372.

Hadziabdic, D., X. Wang, P. A. Wadl, T. A. Rinehart, B. H. Ownley, and R. N. Trigiano.  2012.  Genetic diversity of flowering dogwood in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Tree Genet. Genomes, 8:855-871.

Vu, A. L.*, M. E. Dee*, T. Russell*, J. M. Zale, K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley.  2012.  First report of leaf spot caused by Alternaria alternata on switchgrass in Tennessee.  Plant Disease, 96(5):763.

Dean, D., P. A. Wadl, X. Wang, W. E. Klingeman, B. H. Ownley, T. Rinehart, B. E. Scheffler, and R. N. Trigiano.  2011.  Screening and characterization of 11 novel microsatellite markers from Viburnum dilatatum.  HortScience, 46(11):1456-1459.

Vu, A. L.*, M. E. Dee*, K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley.  2011.  First report of spot blotch and common root rot caused by Bipolaris sorokiniana on switchgrass in Tennessee.  Plant Disease, 95(9):1195.

Vu, A. L.*, M. E. Dee*, K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley.  2011.  First report of dollar spot caused by Sclerotinia homoeocarpa on switchgrass in the United States.  Plant Disease, 95(12):1585.

Vu, A. L.*, M. E. Dee*, R. J. Gualandi, Jr.*, S. Huff*, J. M. Zale, K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley.  2011.  First report of leaf spot caused by Bipolaris spicifera on switchgrass in the United States.  Plant Disease, 95(9):1191.

Gwinn, K. D., B. H. Ownley, S. E. Greene, Clark, M. M., Taylor, C. L., Springfield, T. N., D. J. Trently, Green, J. F., Reed, A., and S. L. Hamilton.  2010.  Role of essential oils in control of Rhizoctonia damping-off in tomato with bioactive Monarda herbage.  Phytopathology 100:493-501.

Hadziabdic, D., B. M. Fitzpatrick, X. Wang, P. A. Wadl, T. A. Rinehart, B. H. Ownley, M. T. Windham, and R. N. Trigiano.  2010.  Analysis of genetic diversity in flowering dogwood natural stands using microsatellites: the effects of dogwood anthracnose.  Genetica, 138:1047-1057.

Ownley, B. H., K. D. Gwinn, and F. E. Vega.  2010.  Endophytic fungal entomopathogens with activity against plant pathogens: ecology and evolution.  BioControl 55:113-128.

Malapi-Nelson, M., R. -H. Wen, B. H. Ownley, and M. R. Hajimorad.  2009.  Co-infection of Soybean mosaic virus and Alfalfa mosaic virus results in disease synergism and alteration in accumulation level of both viruses.  Plant Disease 93:1259-1264.

Powell, W. A., W. E. Klingeman, B. H. Ownley, and K. D. Gwinn.  2009.  Evidence of endophytic Beauveria bassiana in seed-treated tomato plants acting as a systemic entomopathogen to larval Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).  J. Entomol. Sci., 44:391-396.

Vega, F. E., M. S. Goettel, M. Blackwell, D. Chandler, M. A. Jackson, S. Keller, M. Koike, N. K. Maniania, A. Monzon, B. H. Ownley, J. K. Pell, D. E. N. Rangel, and H. E. Roy.  2009.  Fungal entomopathogens: new insights into their ecology.  Fungal Ecology 2:149-159.

Bishop, P., J. C. Sorochan, B. H. Ownley, T. J. Samples, A. S. Windham, M. T. Windham, and R. N. Trigiano.  2008.  Resistance of Sclerotinia homoeocarpa to iprodione, propiconazole, and thiophanate-methyl in Tennessee and northern Mississippi.  Crop Science 48:1615-1620.

Leckie, B. M.*, B. H. Ownley, R. M. Pereira, W. E. Klingeman, C. J. Jones, and K. D. Gwinn.  2008.  Mycelia and spent fermentation broth of Beauveria bassiana incorporated into synthetic diets affect mortality, growth and development of larval Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae).  Biocontrol Science and Technology 18:697-710.

Ownley, B. H., M. R. Griffin*, W. E. Klingeman, K. D. Gwinn, J. K. Moulton, and R. M. Pereira.  2008.  Beauveria bassiana: endophytic colonization and plant disease control.  Journal of Invert. Pathol. 98:267-270.

Trigiano, R. N., B. H. Ownley, A. N. Trigiano, J. Coley, K. D. Gwinn, and J. K. Moulton.  2008.  Two simple and inexpensive laboratory exercises for teaching agarose gel electrophoresis and DNA fingerprinting.  HortTechnology 18:177-188.

Zale, J. M., L. Freshour, S. Agarwal, J. C. Sorochan, B. H. Ownley, K. D. Gwinn, and L. A. Castlebury.  2008.  First report of rust on switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) caused by Puccinia emaculata in Tennessee.  Plant Disease 12:1710. This paper was recognized by the Editorial Staff of the publishing arm of the American Phytopathological Society (APS Press) as key research.

Leckie, B. M., B. H. Ownley, R. M. Pereira, W. E. Klingeman, and C. J. Jones.  2007.  Effects of Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin mycelia and metabolites incorporated into synthetic diets on larval Helicoverpa zea.  Biocontrol Sci. and Technology, in revision.

Book chapters or books

Ownley, B. H., and D. M. Benson.  2016.  Soilborne plant pathogens.  Book, Pp. 249-276. In: Ownley, B. H. and R. N. Trigiano (Eds.). Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Third Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Ownley, B. H., and R. N. Trigiano.  2016.  Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercise, Third Edition.  Book, (Eds.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 579 pp.

Trigiano, R. N., and B. H. Ownley.  2016.  Laboratory skills: Safety, media preparation and solutions.  Book, Pp. 23-31. In: Ownley, B. H. and R. N. Trigiano (Eds.). Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Third Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Trigiano, R. N., and B. H. Ownley.  2016.  Identifying obligate, biotrophic fungi (and hosts) using the sequence of the internal transcribed spacer region (ITS).  Book, Pp. 483-493. In: Ownley, B. H. and R. N. Trigiano (Eds.). Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Third Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Ownley, B. H., and M. R. Griffin.  2012.  Dual biological control of insect pests and plant pathogens with fungi in the order Hypocreales.  Biocontrol: Management, Processes and Challenges, Pages 133-152, S. K. Brar, ed. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Hauppauge, NY.

Benson, D. M., and B. H. Ownley.  2010.  Exercícios de laboratório com fitopatógenos do solo.  Pages 255-270 in: Fitopatologia: Conceitos e Exercícios de Laboratório. 2a Edição. R. Trigiano, M. Windham, and A. Windham, eds. Translated to Portuguese by M. Gravian de Moraes and V. Duarte. Artmed, San Paulo, Brazil.

Ownley, B. H., and D. M. Benson.  2010.  Fitopatógenos do solo.  Pages 237-254 in: Fitopatologia: Conceitos e Exercícios de Laboratório. 2a Edição. R. Trigiano, M. Windham, and A. Windham, eds. Translated to Portuguese by M. Gravian de Moraes and V. Duarte. Artmed, San Paulo, Brazil.

Ownley, B. H., and M. T. Windham.  2010.  Controle biológico de fitopatógenos.  Pages 447-460 in: Fitopatologia: Conceitos e Exercícios de Laboratório. 2a Edição. R. Trigiano, M. Windham, and A. Windham, eds. Translated to Portuguese by M. Gravian de Moraes and V. Duarte. Artmed, San Paulo, Brazil.

Ownley, B. H., K. D. Gwinn, and F. E. Vega.  2010.  Fungal entomopathogens with activity against plant pathogens: ecology and evolution.  Pages 113-128 in: The Ecology of Fungal Entomopathogens. H.E. Roy, F.E. Vega, D. Chandler, M.S. Goettel, J. Pell, and E. Wajnberg, eds. Springer-Verlag, NY.

Benson, D. M., and B. H. Ownley.  2007.  Laboratory exercises with soilborne plant pathogens. Pages 235-252 in: Plant Pathology: Concepts and Laboratory Exercises. 2nd Edition.  R. Trigiano, M. Windham, and A. Windham, eds., Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, Boca Rotan, FL.

Ownley, B. H., and D. M. Benson.  2007.  Soilborne plant pathogens. Pages 217-234 in: Plant Pathology: Concepts and Laboratory Exercises. 2nd Edition.  R. Trigiano, M. Windham, and A. Windham, eds., Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, Boca Rotan, FL.

Ownley, B. H., and M. T. Windham.  2007.  Biological control of plant pathogens.  Pages 423-436 in: Plant Pathology: Concepts and Laboratory Exercises. 2nd Edition. R. Trigiano, M. Windham, and A. Windham, eds., Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, Boca Rotan, FL (Revised).

Bulletins, reports, circulars, pamphlets, factsheets

Drinnon, D., J. McCord, K. Goddard, J. Walton, B. H. Ownley, S. W. Jackson, G. N. Rhodes, and D. D. Tyler.  2014.  Guidebook for the sustainable production practices of switchgrass in the southeastern U.S.  Guidebook, 12/5/2013.

Ownley, B. H.  2013.  Significance of plant diseases in the biofuels arena.  Southern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS). Extension factsheet, 9/20/2013.

Gwinn, K. D., B. H. Ownley, and S. Nelson*.  2011.  The quest for disease resistance of heirloom tomatoes.  Proceedings, Organic Crops Field Tour. East Tennessee Research and Education Center, Organic Crops Unit, UT AgResearch, Knoxville, TN.

Ownley, B. H., and J. Mixon*.  2010.  Natural alternatives for disease control.  Proceedings: Organic Crops Field Tour. East Tennessee Research and Education Center, Organic Crops Unit, UT AgResearch, Knoxville, TN.

Canaday, C. H., B. H. Ownley, K. D. Gwinn, C. S. Rothrock, A. P. Keinath, and K. W. Seebold.  2009.  Effects of biocontrol agents versus a fungicide on growth, yield, and diseases of broccoli in west Tennessee, 2008.  Plant Disease Management Reports (online). Report 3:VO52. DOI: 10.1094/PDMR03. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.

Canaday, C. H., B. H. Ownley, K. D. Gwinn, C. S. Rothrock, A. P. Keinath, and K. W. Seebold.  2008.  Effects of biocontrol agents versus a fungicide on growth, yield, and diseases of broccoli in Tennessee, 2007-2008.  Plant Disease Management Reports 2:V145.

Keinath, A. P., V. B. Dubose, A. W. Lassiter, C. H. Canaday, C. S. Rothrock, and B. H. Ownley.  2008.  Evaluation of biological controls against wirestem of broccoli in South Carolina, 2007.  Plant Disease Management Reports 2:V152.

Ownley, B. H., K. D. Gwinn, M. E. Dee, C. H. Canaday, A. P. Keinath, C. S. Rothrock, and K. W. Seebold.  2008.  Effects of biocontrol agents on growth, yield, and root disease of broccoli in East Tennessee, 2007-08.  Plant Disease Management Reports 2:V155.

Popular press, trade, UTIA magazine or newsletter articles

Ownley, B. H., S. Collins*, M. E. Dee*, O. Fajolu*, and A. Vu*.  2016.  Fighting Fungus: Diseases of Switchgrass.  Pages 38-43 in: Auburn Speaks: On Biofuels in the Southeast, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 226 pp.

Abstracts from scientific or discipline meetings, papers from conference proceedings

Bruce, A.*, B. H. Ownley, J. Tao, N. Labbe, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2017.  Switchgrass extractives reduce bacterial diseases of tomato foliage and populations of foodborne pathogens on tomato fruit.  Phytopathology, 107 (Suppl. 5): S5.51. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting, August 5-9, San Antonio, TX.

Collins, T.*, M. E. Dee, D. D. Hensley, and B. H. Ownley.  2017.  Survey of fungi from symptomatic leaves of cornelian cherry dogwood (Cornus mas) in eastern Tennessee.  Phytopathology, 107 (Suppl. 5): S5.115. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting, August 5-9, San Antonio, TX.

Tao, J., A. Bruce*, B. H. Ownley, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, N. Moustaid-Moussa, and N. Labbe.  2017.  Developing potentials of switchgrass extractives in an integrated biorefinery.  The Great Experiment Conference, March 13-14, 2017, Knoxville, TN.

Trigiano, R. N., T. P. Edwards, B. H. Ownley, A. S. Windham, P. A. Wadl, D. Hadziabdic, and M. Hodges.  2017.  Genetic diversity and population structure of the endangered whorled sunflower, Helianthus verticillatus, at two sites in Georgia.  HortScience, 52(9): S167-168. American Society for Horticultural Science, September 19-22, Waikoloa, HI.

Wang, Z., B. H. Ownley, S. Kumarappan, C. Taylor, and M. D. Kleinhenz.  2017.  Toward the best practical use of microbial biostimulants in vegetable production, now emphasizing sustainable-organic.  Third World Congress on the Use of Biostimulants in Agriculture, November 27-30, Miami, FL.

Yerukala, S.*, E. C. Bernard, and B. H. Ownley*.  2017.  Beauveria bassiana reduces egg hatch of root knot nematode and increases death of juveniles.  Journal of Nematology, 49(4): 540. Society of Nematologists 56th annual meeting, August 13-16, Williamsburg, VA.

Batson, E., E. Camfield, C. Fang*, A. Gale, D. Kim, A. Quigley*, K. D. Gwinn, N. Labbe, B. H. Ownley, and S. C. Chmely.  2016.  Inhibitory effect of technical lignin on seed germination.  Proceedings; IBSS annual meeting, Oak Ridge TN.

Bruce, A.*, B. H. Ownley, J. Tao, N. Labbe, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2016.  Switchgrass extractives inhibit plant pathogenic fungi.  Phytopathology, 106 (Suppl. 4):S4.50. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting, July 30-August 3, Tampa, FL.

Collins, S.*, and B. H. Ownley.  2016.  Pathogenicity and virulence of Alternaria alternata on ‘Alamo’ switchgrass.  Phytopathology, 106(Suppl. 4):S4.31. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting, July 30-August 3, Tampa, FL.

Collins, T.*, M. E. Dee*, H. Korotkin*, D. D. Hensley, and B. H. Ownley.  2016.  Fungal diseases of Stevia rebaudiana grown in Eastern Tennessee.  Phytopathology, 106(Suppl. 4): S4.102. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting, July 30-August 3, Tampa, FL.

Edwards, T. P., P. A. Wadl, R. N. Trigiano, A. Hatmaker, S. Boggess, P. Moore, M. E. Staton, W. E. Klingeman, E. C. Bernard, B. H. Ownley, J. A. Skinner, A. Datillo, T. Rinehart, M. Pistrang, G. Call, A. S. Windham, and D. Hadziabdic.  2016.  Current status and ongoing conservation efforts for the federally endangered species Pityopsis ruthii.  Phytopathology, 106(Suppl. 4): S4.37. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting, July 30-August 3, Tampa, FL.

Gazis, R., L. Poplawski, S. L. Boggess, B. H. Ownley, T. Collins*, W. E. Klingeman, S. Seybold, A. Graves, R. N. Trigiano, and D. Hadziabdic.  2016.  Diversity of fungal communities found in Thousand Cankers Disease-associated galleries and lesions.  Mycological Society of America Annual Meeting, Berkeley, CA. Aug. 7-11., Contributed Talk C19.5.

Gwinn, K. D., D. I. Yates, B. H. Ownley, and N. Labbe.  2016.  Seasonal variation in the antibacterial activity of latex-like resin from Sciadopitys verticillata.  Phytopathology, 106(Suppl. 4):S4.49. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting, July 30-August 3, Tampa, FL.

Kalisch, S., D. H. D'Souza, S. C. Chmely, K. D. Gwinn, B. H. Ownley, J. Tao, and N. Labbe.  2016.  Extractive components from bioenergy crops against select foodborne bacterial pathogens.  Proceedings; IBSS annual meeting, Oak Ridge, TN.

Quigley, A.*, C. Kang*, and B. H. Ownley.  2016.  Ethanol-derived pine and switchgrass extractives affect growth of microbial pathogens.  Proceedings: IBSS annual meeting, Oak Ridge, TN.

Shrestha, U., M. E. Dee, B. H. Ownley, and D. M. Butler.  2016.  Interaction of anaerobic soil disinfestation and introduced biocontrol agents on Sclerotium rolfsii.  Proceedings of the Annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emiss, pp. 19-1 to 19-4.

Shrestha, U., M. E. Dee, B. H. Ownley, and D. M. Butler.  2016.  Effect of anaerobic soil disinfestation on survival of S. rolfsii sclerotia and soil populations of Trichoderma.  Phytopathology, 106(Suppl. 4):S2.14. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting, July 30-August 3, Tampa, FL.

Trigiano, R. N., K. Mantooth, D. Hadziabdic, B. H. Ownley, and N. Zhang.  2016.  Population structure of Discula destructiva in North America using microsatellites.  The Third Intl. Hort. Research Conference, p.19, October 16-19, Nanjing, PRC.

Trigiano, R. N., K. Mantooth, D. Hadziabdic, B. H. Ownley, S. L. Boggess, and N. Zhang.  2016.  Reanalysis of the population structure of Discula destructiva in North America using microsatellites.  Third Intl. Symposium on Woody Ornamentals of the Temperate Zone, August 2-5, Minneapolis, MN.

Yerukala, S.*, M. E. Dee*, and B. H. Ownley.  2016.  Differential colonization of tomato cultivars by the biocontrol agent Beauveria bassiana.  Phytopathology, 106(Suppl. 4):S4.60. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting, Jul 30-August 3, Tampa, FL.

Bruce, A.*, B. H. Ownley, J. Tao, L. Kline, N. Labbe, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2015.  Switchgrass extractives inhibit foodborne pathogens.  Sun Grant Regional Conf. on Southern Crossroads: Progress in the Science & Technology of Biomass, February 2-4, Auburn, AL.

Bruce, A.*, H. B. Korotkin*, B. H. Ownley, J. Tao, L. M. Kline, N. Labbe, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2015.  Concentrated ethanol-derived switchgrass extractives inhibit plant and foodborne pathogens.  Phytopathology, 105(Suppl. 4):S4.20, Annual Meeting, American Phytopathological Society. August 1-5, Pasadena, CA.

Collins, S. B.*, M. E. Dee*, K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley.  2015.  Fusarium species reduce plant stand and biomass yield of switchgrass.  Phytopathology, 105(Suppl. 4):S4.30. Annual Meeting, American Phytopathological Society. August 1-5, Pasadena, CA.

Collins, S.*, A. Vu, M. E. Dee*, R. N. Trigiano, K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley.  2015.  Fusarium diseases of switchgrass.  Sun Grant Regional Conf. on Southern Crossroads: Progress in the Science & Technology of Biomass, February 2-4, Auburn, AL.

Dean, D., T. A. Rinehart, W. E. Klingeman, B. H. Ownley, D. Hadziabdic, P. A. Wadl, and R. N. Trigiano.  2015.  Wide cross transferability of SSR loci from three Viburnum species.  The Plant & Animal Genome XXIII Conference, January, San Diego, CA.

Dee, M. E.*, O. Fajolu*, A. Vu*, R. N. Trigiano, P. A. Wadl, K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley.  2015.  Bipolaris diseases of switchgrass.  Sun Grant Regional Conf on Southern Crossroads: Progress in the Science & Technology of Biomass, February 2-4, Auburn, AL.

Garrison, R. L., S. Scoggin, N. Siriwardhana, N. Labbe, B. H. Ownley, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, L. Ramalingam, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2015.  Anti-inflammatory effects in adipocytes of extracts from a bioenergy crop, Switchgrass.  Sun Grant Regional Conf on Southern Crossroads: Progress in the Science & Technology of Biomass, February 2-4, Auburn, AL.

Garrison, R., S. Scoggin, N. Siriwardhana, N. Labbe, B. H. Ownley, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2015.  Anti-inflammatory effects of extracts from a bioenergy crop, switchgrass, in cultured adipocytes.  Experimental Biology Meeting, March 28-April 1, 2015, Boston, MA.

Hadziabdic, D., L. M. Vito, M. T. Windham, P. L. Lambdin, J. F. Grant, G. J. Wiggins, P. A. Wadl, B. H. Ownley, M. E. Staton, J. K. Moulton, W. E. Klingeman, and R. N. Trigiano.  2015.  Thousand Cankers Disease Research Progress in the United States and Italy.  5th International Workshop on Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interaction, August, Orleans, France.

Labbe, N., J. Tao, L. M. Kline, A. Bruce*, B. H. Ownley, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2015.  Developing an integrated biorefinery: potentials of switchgrass extractives.  Sun Grant Regional Conf on Southern Crossroads: Progress in the Science & Technology of Biomass, February 2-4, Auburn, AL.

Shrestha, U., B. H. Ownley, E. N. Rosskopf, and D. M. Butler.  2015.  Amendment carbon rate and C:N ratio impacts the effectiveness of anaerobic soil disinfestation.  Proceedings of the Annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emiss.

Shrestha, U., M. E. Dee*, B. H. Ownley, and D. M. Butler.  2015.  Anaerobic soil disinfestation amendment carbon rate affects germination and parasitism on sclerotia of Sclerotium rolfsii.  Phytopathology, 105(Suppl. 4):S4.127. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting. August 1-5, Pasadena, CA.

Bruce, A.*, B. H. Ownley, N. Labbe, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2014.  Switchgrass extractives have potential as a value-added biopesticide against plant pathogens and foodborne pathogens.  Phytopathology, 104(Suppl. 3):S3.20.

Ownley, B. H.*, S. B. Collins, and M. E. Dee.  2014.  Effect of Fusarium species isolated from switchgrass plants and seeds on foliar disease and stand establishment.  Phytopathology, 104(Suppl. 3):S3.88.

Shrestha, U., A. Bruce, B. H. Ownley, and D. M. Butler.  2014.  Optimizing amendment C:N ratio for Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici suppression under anaerobic soil disinfestation.  Proceedings of the Annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emiss, pp. 53-1 to 53-3.

Shrestha, U., A. Bruce*, B. H. Ownley, and D. M. Butler.  2014.  Effects of organic amendment C:N ratio on Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici populations following anaerobic soil disinfestation.  Phytopathology, 104(Suppl. 3):S3.108.

Bernard, E. C., D. W. McDonald, B. H. Ownley, R. B. Michaels, and D. B. Weaver.  2013.  Nematode susceptibility rankings from soft-tissue X-ray imaging.  Proceedings of the Society of Nematologists, 52nd Annual meeting, Knoxville, TN, July 14-17, 2013.

Liu, W, B. H. Ownley, and K. D. Gwinn.  2013.  Impact of essential oils on spore germination and plant colonization by Beauveria bassiana.  Phytopathology, 103:S2.84.

McDonald, D. W., E. C. Bernard, B. H. Ownley, R. B. Michaels, and D. Weaver.  2013.  Nematode susceptibility rankings from soft-tissue X-ray imaging.  Beltwide Cotton Conference Proceedings.

Ownley, B. H., N. Labbe, K. D. Gwinn, M. E. Dee*, B. Filson, A. L. Vu*, D. H. D'Souza, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2013.  Development of switchgrass extractives as a value-added biopesticide against bacterial spot (Xanthomonas perforans) of tomato.  Phytopathology, 103:S2.109.

Shrestha, U., B. H. Ownley, E. N. Rosskopf, M. E. Dee*, and D. M. Butler.  2013.  Optimization of amendment C:N ratio in anaerobic soil disinfestation for control of Sclerotium rolfsii.  Proceedings of the Annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emiss, pp. 14-1 to 14-3.

Bernard, E. C., D. W. McDonald, R. Michaels, and B. H. Ownley.  2012.  Nondestructive X-ray imaging of root systems infected with endoparasitic nematodes.  Journal of Nematology, 44:453.

Bost, S. C., J. T. Mixon, B. H. Ownley, K. D. Gwinn, and C. E. Sams.  2012.  Optimization of copper resistance testing methods for foliar bacterial pathogens of tomato.  Phytopathology, 102:S4.14.

Butler, D. M., S. Eichler Inwood, D. G. McCarty, C. E. Sams, A. L. Wszelaki, M. E. Dee*, B. H. Ownley, N. Kokalis-Burelle N., and E. N. Rosskopf.  2012.  Optimizing anaerobic soil disinfestation for Tennessee.  Proceedings of the Annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emiss, pp. 13-1 to 13-3.

Fajolu, O. L.*, M. E. Dee*, K. D. Gwinn, P. A. Wadl, A. L. Vu*, R. N. Trigiano, and B. H. Ownley.  2012.  Pathogenicity and virulence of Bipolaris species and impact on switchgrass biomass.  Phytopathology, S4.36.

Fajolu, O. L.*, P. A. Wadl, A. L. Vu*, K. D. Gwinn, B. H. Ownley, and R. N. Trigiano.  2012.  Identification of microsatellites from Bipolaris sorokiniana, a pathogen of switchgrass.  Phytopathology, 102:S2.3.

McCarty, D. G., B. H. Ownley, A. L. Wszelaki, C. E. Sams, and D. M. Butler.  2012.  Evaluation of Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation (ASD) for Warm-season Vegetable Production in Tennessee.  HortScience, 47(9):S330-331.

Rogers, M., B. H. Ownley, P. Avery, A. L. Wszelaki, J. L. Jurat-Fuentes, and D. M. Butler.  2012.  Impact of biopesticides on feeding and mortality of adult spotted cucumber beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi) in laboratory assays.  60th Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts, Knoxville, TN, 11-14 Nov 2012.

Abdelkarim, M. M., B. H. Ownley, W. E. Klingeman, and K. D. Gwinn.  2011.  Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizae on aphid infestation of wheat.  Phytopathology, 101:S2.

Hadziabdic, D., X. Wang, P. A. Wadl, T. A. Rinehart, B. H. Ownley, M. T. Windham, and R. N. Trigiano.  2011.  Evaluation of genetic structure of flowering dogwood in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  HortScience, 46(9) S170. The American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, Waikoloa, Hawaii (September 2011). Oral Presentation.

Horobet, P., K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley.  2011.  Microplate assay for copper resistance in Xanthomonas spp.  Phytopathology, 101:S75.

Liu, W., L. Nguyen, D. Bodiroga, R. Kelemen, J. Joo, B. H. Ownley, and K. D. Gwinn.  2011.  Cymene inhibition of Beauveria bassiana spore germination.  Phytopathology, 101:S109.

Mixon, J. T.*, A. L. Vu*, B. H. Ownley, and S. C. Bost.  2011.  Application of multiplex PCR to mixed populations of tomato bacterial pathogens.  Phytopathology, 101:S121.

Vu, A. L.*, K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley.  2011.  Incidence and prevalence of fungal pathogens on switchgrass seed produced in the U.S.A.  Phytopathology, 101:S184.

Abdelkarim, M. M., R. J. Gualandi, Jr, K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley.  2010.  Impact of mycorrhizal infection on sensitivity of wheat to sorghum allelopathy.  Phytopathology 100:S2.

Gualandi, R.J., Jr, K. D. Gwinn, B. H. Ownley, and R. M. Auge.  2010.  The role of fungal endophytes in the production of natural products in Echinacea purpurea.  Phytopathology 100:S44.

Hadziabdic, D., B. M. Fitzpatrick, X. Wang, T. A. Rinehart, P. A. Wadl, B. H. Ownley, M. T. Windham, and R. N. Trigiano.  2010.  Genetic diversity of flowering dogwood maintained despite massive mortality caused by dogwood anthracnose.  HortScience, 45:S148 The American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, Palm Desert, CA (August 2010).

Hadziabdic, D., B. M. Fitzpatrick, X. Wang, P. A. Wadl, T. A. Rhinehart, B. H. Ownley, M. T. Windham, and R. N. Trigiano.  2010.  Fine scale genetic structure of flowering dogwood in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Phytopathology, 100:S45. The American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC (August 2010).

Vu, A. L.*, M. E. Dee, T. Russell, O. L. Fajolu, K. D. Gwinn, J. M. Zale, and B. H. Ownley.  2010.  Survey of diseases of agronomic switchgrass in Tennessee.  Phytopathology 100:S131.

Li, Y., M. T. Windham, R. N. Trigiano, A. S. Windham, B. H. Ownley, K. D. Gwinn, J. M. Zale, and J. Spiers.  2009.  Rust diseases of ornamental grasses.  Proceedings of the 54th Southern Nursery Research Conference.pp.81-82.

Li, Y., M. T. Windham, R. N. Trigiano, A. S. Windham, B. H. Ownley, K. D. Gwinn, J. M. Zale, and J. Spiers.  2009.  Cultivar-specific interactions between switchgrass and Puccinia emaculata.  Phytopathology 99:S72.

Griffin, M. R.*, B. H. Ownley, W. E. Klingeman, K. D. Gwinn, and J. K. Moulton.  2008.  Evidence for endophytic activity of Beauveria bassiana in cotton.  The Alleghany Branch of the American Society of Microbiology annual Meeting, Lewisburg, PA, Nov 15-16.

Johnson, D. H., X. Wang, B. M. Fitzpatrick, T. A. Rinehart, B. H. Ownley, and R. N. Trigiano.  2008.  Genetic diversity of flowering dogwood (Cornus florida L.) in the southeastern United States using microsatellites.  Society for the Study of Evolution. Minneapolis, MN, Jun 24.

Malapi-Nelson, M., B. H. Ownley, K. D. Gwinn, and M. R. Hajimorad.  2008.  Mixed infection of Alfalfa mosaic virus and Soybean mosaic virus in soybeans results in disease synergism.  Phytopathology 98:S96.

Ownley, B. H., M. E. Dee, and K. D. Gwinn.  2008.  Effect of conidial seed treatment rate of entomopathogenic Beauveria bassiana 11-98 on endophytic colonization of tomato seedlings and control of Rhizoctonia disease.  Phytopathology 98:S118.

Springfield, T. N., K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley.  2008.  Inhibition of Rhizoctonia solani by essential oils found in Monarda herbage.  Phytopathology 98:S149.

Fairley, C. A., P. Perkins, P. M. Davidson, B. H. Ownley, and D. A. Golden.  2007.  Aspergillus flavus and Penicillium spp. associated with musty off-flavors in navy beans (Phaseolus vulgaris).  International Association for Food Protection, Orlando, FL, Jul 8-11, #P5-61.

Gwinn, K. D., B. H. Ownley, and S. E. Greene.  2007.  Impact of Monarda herbage on growth of rooted cuttings.  Proc. S. Nurs. Assoc. Res. Conf. 52: 9-12.

Gwinn, K. D., S. E. Greene, and B. H. Ownley.  2007.  Monarda bioactive herbage reduces Rhizoctonia disease losses in tomato transplants.  Phytopathology 97:S44.

Hadziabodic, D. X., X. Wang, R. N. Trigiano, M. B. Fitzgerald, B. H. Ownley, and M. T. Windham.  2007.  Genetic diversity of flowering dogwood (Cornus florida L.) in the Southeastern United States.  Proc. S. Nurs. Assoc. Res. Conf. 52: In press.

Ownley, B. H., M. R. Griffin, W. E. Klingeman, K. D. Gwinn, J. K. Moulton, and R. M. Pereira.  2007.  Beauveria bassiana: endophytic colonization and plant disease control.  Pages 63-64 in: 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology and 1st International forum on Entomopathogenic Nematodes and Symbiotic Bacteria, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, Aug 12-16 Invited.

Powell, W. A., W. E. Klingeman, B. H. Ownley, K. D. Gwinn, M. E. Dee, and P. C. Flanagan.  2007.  Endophytic Beauveria bassiana in tomatoes yields mycosis in tomato fruitworm larvae.  HortScience 42: 933.

Bruce, A.*, B. H. Ownley, J. Tao, N. Labbe, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2017.  Activity of Switchgrass Extractives Against Plant and Foodborne Pathogens.  The Great Experiment Conference, March 13-14, 2017, Knoxville, TN.  (invited)

Ownley, B. H.  2017.  Growing, improving, and harvesting the feedstock.  The Great Experiment Conference, March 13-14, Knoxville, TN.  (invited)

Hadziabdic, D., W. E. Klingeman, L. M. Vito, M. T. Windham, P. L. Lambdin, J. F. Grant, G. J. Wiggins, B. H. Ownley, M. E. Staton, J. K. Moulton, R. Gazis, L. Poplawski, P. Wadl, P. Merten, J. Pscheidt, W. Cranshaw, M. Faccoli, J. Juzwik, and R. N. Trigiano.  2016.  Thousand cankers disease research: The good, the bad, and the ugly.  Proceedings: The XXV International Congress of Entomology, September 25-30, Orlando, FL.  (invited)

Ownley, B. H., and S. Collins.  2016.  Soilborne plant pathogens and switchgrass – Disease resistance and other control strategies.  IBSS Annual Conference.  (invited)

Dean, D., T. Rinehart, W. E. Klingeman, B. H. Ownley, D. Hadziabdic, P. A. Wadl, and R. N. Trigiano.  2014.  Can phylogeny be determined from cross transferability of loci from three species in the genus Viburnum?.  Horticultural Research Conference.  (invited)

Ownley, B. H., O. L. Fajolu*, A. L. Vu*, K. L. Mantooth*, M. M. Dee*, K. D. Gwinn, P. A. Wadl, and R. N. Trigiano.  2013.  Stand establishment and biomass yield of switchgrass impacted by several soil- and seed-borne fungal plant pathogens.  Conference Proceedings, SunGrant Initiative - 2012 National Conference: Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization, Oct. 2-5, New Orleans, LA.  (invited)

Theses/Dissertations completed by directed students

Collins, T.*  2018.  Identification, characterization, and genetic comparison of Fusarium species isolated from switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.).  M.S. Thesis.

Bruce, A.*  2016.  Bioactive chemicals extracted from switchgrass have antimicrobial properties.  M.S. Thesis.

Collins, S.*  2016.  Role of Fusarium and Alternaria in seedling disease and biomass yield of the biofuel crop Panicum virgatum.  M.S. Thesis.

Vu, A. L.*  2011.  Identifying pathogens of switchgrass and investigating anti-microbial activity of switchgrass-derived extractives.  M.S. Thesis.

Fajolu, O. L.*  2012.  Characterization of Bipolaris species, their effects on switchgrass biomass yield and chemical components.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Griffin, M. R.*  2007.  Beauveria bassiana, a cotton endophyte with biocontrol activity against seedling disease.  Ph.D. Dissertation, 164 pp.

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* Bonnie Ownley served as major professor for this author.