Paul Esker

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Field Crop Pathology

Paul Esker

Publication Tags

Soybeans Seeds Economics Seedlings Aphanomyces Oomycetes Epidemiology Food Virulence Pythium Phytophthora Plant Diseases And Disorders Food Security Plant Diseases Health Cultivars Crops Fungicides Pathogens Vulnerability Fusarium Head Blight Plant Roots Phylogeny High Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing Agricultural Development

Most Recent Papers

Relationship between soil fungal densities and soil chemical properties in Pennsylvania

Ananda Bandara, Paul Esker, others,

Fusarium graminearum Species Complex

Emerson M. Del Ponte, Gláucia M. Moreira, Todd J. Ward, Kerry O'Donnell, Camila P. Nicolli, Franklin J. Machado, Maíra R. Duffeck, Kaique S. Alves, Dauri J. Tessmann, Cees Waalwijk, Theo van der Lee, Hao Zhang, Sofia N. Chulze, Sebastian A. Stenglein, Dinorah Pan, Silvana Vero, Lisa J. Vaillancourt, David G. Schmale, Paul D. Esker, Antonio Moretti, Antonio F. Logrieco, H. Corby Kistler, Gary C. Bergstrom, Altus Viljoen, Lindy J. Rose, Gert J. van Coller, Theresa Lee, 2022, Phytopathology on p. 741-751

Fusarium Head Blight of Small Grains in Pennsylvania

Maíra R. Duffeck, Ananda Y. Bandara, Dilooshi K. Weerasooriya, Alyssa Anne Collins, Philip J. Jensen, Gretchen A. Kuldau, Emerson M. Del Ponte, Paul D. Esker, 2022, Phytopathology on p. 794-802

A machine learning interpretation of the contribution of foliar fungicides to soybean yield in the north‐central United States

Denis A. Shah, Thomas R. Butts, Spyridon Mourtzinis, Juan I. Rattalino Edreira, Patricio Grassini, Shawn P. Conley, Paul D. Esker, 2021, Scientific Reports

Advancing agricultural research using machine learning algorithms

Spyridon Mourtzinis, Paul D. Esker, James E. Specht, Shawn P. Conley, 2021, Scientific Reports

Soybean Roots and Soil From High- and Low-Yielding Field Sites Have Different Microbiome Composition

Ananda Y. Bandara, Dilooshi K. Weerasooriya, Ryan V. Trexler, Terrence H. Bell, Paul D. Esker, 2021, Frontiers in Microbiology

Sun’s Up, Soil’s Dry: Let’s Sample for Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN)

Adriana Murillo-Williams, P Esker, Alyssa Collins, 2021, Field Crop News

Harvest Time Corn Ailments

Adriana Murillo-Williams, Alyssa Collins, P Esker, 2021, Field Crop News

Fusarium head blight of small grains in Pennsylvania: unravelling species diversity, toxin types, growth and triazole sensitivity

Maira Duffeck, Ananda Bandara, Dilooshi Weerasooriya, Alyssa Collins, 2021, Phytopathology

Tar Spot: A New Corn Disease for Pennsylvania

Alyssa Collins, P Esker, 2021, Field Crop News

Most-Cited Papers

The global burden of pathogens and pests on major food crops

Serge Savary, Laetitia Willocquet, Sarah Jane Pethybridge, Paul Esker, Neil McRoberts, Andy Nelson, 2019, Nature Ecology and Evolution on p. 430-439

Soybean yield loss estimates due to diseases in the United States and Ontario, Canada, from 2010 to 2014

Tom W. Allen, Carl A. Bradley, Adam J. Sisson, Emmanuel Byamukama, Martin I. Chilvers, Cliff M. Coker, Alyssa A. Collins, John P. Damicone, Anne E. Dorrance, Nicholas S. Dufault, Paul D. Esker, Travis R. Faske, Loren J. Giesler, Arvydas P. Grybauskas, Donald E. Hershman, Clayton A. Hollier, Tom Isakeit, Douglas J. Jardine, Heather M. Kelly, Robert C. Kemerait, Nathan M. Kleczewski, Steve R. Koenning, James E. Kurle, Dean K. Malvick, Samuel G. Markell, Hillary L. Mehl, Daren S. Mueller, John D. Mueller, Robert P. Mulrooney, Berlin D. Nelson, Melvin A. Newman, Larry Osborne, Charles Overstreet, Guy B. Padgett, Patrick M. Phipps, Paul P. Price, Edward J. Sikora, Damon L. Smith, Terry N. Spurlock, Connie A. Tande, Albert U. Tenuta, Kiersten A.Wise, J. Allen Wrather, 2017, Plant Health Progress on p. 19-27

Efficacy and stability of integrating fungicide and cultivar resistance to manage fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol in wheat

K. T. Willyerd, C. Li, L. V. Madden, C. A. Bradley, G. C. Bergstrom, L. E. Sweets, M. Mcmullen, J. K. Ransom, A. Grybauskas, L. Osborne, S. N. Wegulo, D. E. Hershman, K. Wise, W. W. Bockus, D. Groth, R. Dill-Macky, E. Milus, P. D. Esker, K. D. Waxman, E. A. Adee, S. E. Ebelhar, B. G. Young, P. A. Paul, 2012, Plant Disease on p. 957-967

Biology, yield loss and control of sclerotinia stem rot of soybean

Angelique J. Peltier, Carl A. Bradley, Martin I. Chilvers, Dean K. Malvick, Daren S. Mueller, Kiersten A. Wise, Paul D. Esker, 2012, Journal of Integrated Pest Management

Oomycete species associated with soybean seedlings in North America - Part I: Identification and pathogenicity characterization

J. Alejandro Rojas, Janette L. Jacobs, Stephanie Napieralski, Behirda Karaj, Carl A. Bradley, Thomas Chase, Paul D. Esker, Loren J. Giesler, Doug J. Jardine, Dean K. Malvick, Samuel G. Markell, Berlin D. Nelson, Alison E. Robertson, John C. Rupe, Damon L. Smith, Laura E. Sweets, Albert U. Tenuta, Kiersten A. Wise, Martin I. Chilvers, 2017, Phytopathology on p. 280-292

Genetic gain × management interactions in soybean: I. Planting date

Scott C. Rowntree, Justin J. Suhre, Nicholas H. Weidenbenner, Eric W. Wilson, Vince M. Davis, Seth L. Naeve, Shaun N. Casteel, Brian W. Diers, Paul D. Esker, James E. Specht, Shawn P. Conley, 2013, Crop Science on p. 1128-1138

Soybean yield partitioning changes revealed by genetic gain and seeding rate interactions

Justin J. Suhre, Nicholas H. Weidenbenner, Scott C. Rowntree, Eric W. Wilson, Seth L. Naeve, Shawn P. Conley, Shaun N. Casteel, Brian W. Diers, Paul D. Esker, James E. Specht, Vince M. Davis, 2014, Journal of Production Agriculture on p. 1631-1642

Dissecting the economic impact of soybean diseases in the United States over two decades

Ananda Y. Bandara, Dilooshi K. Weerasooriya, Carl A. Bradley, Tom W. Allen, Paul D. Esker, 2020, PLoS One

Oomycete species associated with soybean seedlings in North America - Part II: Diversity and ecology in relation to environmental and edaphic factors

J. Alejandro Rojas, Janette L. Jacobs, Stephanie Napieralski, Behirda Karaj, Carl A. Bradley, Thomas Chase, Paul D. Esker, Loren J. Giesler, Doug J. Jardine, Dean K. Malvick, Samuel G. Markell, Berlin D. Nelson, Alison E. Robertson, John C. Rupe, Damon L. Smith, Laura E. Sweets, Albert U. Tenuta, Kiersten A. Wise, Martin I. Chilvers, 2017, Phytopathology on p. 293-304

Crop health and its global impacts on the components of food security

S. Savary, S. Bregaglio, L. Willocquet, D. Gustafson, D. Mason D’Croz, A. Sparks, N. Castilla, A. Djurle, C. Allinne, Mamta Sharma, V. Rossi, L. Amorim, A. Bergamin, J. Yuen, P. Esker, Neil McRoberts, J. Avelino, E. Duveiller, J. Koo, K. Garrett, 2017, Food Security on p. 311-327