Kenneth Seebold

Professional Profile

Adjunct Associate Extension Professor


Fungicide product development, Valent U.S.A. Corporation.

Additional Information


  • Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, 1998, University of Florida-Gainesville
  • M.S. in Plant Pathology, 1994, Auburn University
  • B.S. in Integrated Pest Management, 1990, Auburn University

Employment Highlights

  • Valent U.S.A. Corporation, 2014 to present 
  • Adjunct Associate Extension Professor, University of Kentucky, 2014 to present
  • Associate Extension Professor, University of Kentucky, 2011-2014
  • Assistant Extension Professor, University of Kentucky, 2005-2011
  • Assistant Professor, University of Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station-Tifton, 2000-2005
  • Fungicide Project Leader, Uniroyal Chemical Co., Inc., 1998 to 2000

Awards, Recognition, Service

2009 to Present

  • Outstanding Specialist Award, Kentucky Association of County Agricultural Agents (2010)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Plant Disease Management Reports (2012–2015)
  • Section Editor, Plant Disease Management Reports (2003-2012)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Crop Protection (2004)
  • President, American Phytopathological Society – Southern Division (2008-2009)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Phytopathological Society
  • American Phytopathological Society – Southern Division

Recent Journal Publications

2009 to Present

  • Fry, W.E., McGrath, M.T., Seaman, A., Zitter, T.A., McLeod, A., Danies, G., Small, I.M., Myers, K., Everts, K., Gevens, A.J., Gugino, B.K., Johnson, S.B., Judelson, H., Ristaino, J., Roberts, P., Secor, G., Seebold, K., Snover-Clift, K., Wyenandt, A., Grunwald, N.J., and Smart, C.D.  2013.  The 2009 late blight pandemic in the eastern USA – causes and results.  Plant Dis. 97:296-306.
  • C. S. Rothrock, S. A. Winters, P. K. Miller, E. Gbur, L. M. Verhalen, B. E. Greenhagen, T. S. Isakeit, W. E. Batson, Jr., F. M. Bourland, P. D. Colyer, T. A. Wheeler, H. W. Kaufman, G. L. Sciumbato, P. M. Thaxton, K. S. Lawrence, W. S. Gazaway, A. Y. Chambers, M. A. Newman, T. L. Kirkpatrick, J. D. Barham, P. M. Phipps, F. M. Shokes, L. J. Littlefield, G. B. Padgett, R. B. Hutmacher, R. M. Davis, R. C. Kemerait, D. R. Sumner, K. W. Seebold, Jr., J. D. Mueller, and R. H. Garber.  2012.  Importance of fungicide seed treatment and environment on seedling diseases of cotton.  Plant Dis. 96:1805-1817.
  • Vincelli, P.A. and Seebold, K.W. 2009. Report of a watermelon mosaic potyvirus strain in Kentucky undetected by ELISA. Online. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2009-0313-01-BR.
  • Xia, Y., Yu, K., Navarre, D., Seebold, K., Kachroo, A., and Kachroo, P. 2010. Theglabra1 mutation affects cuticle formation and plant responses to microbes. Plant Physiology 154:1-14.
  • Coolong, T. and Seebold, K. 2011. Impact of fungicide program and powdery mildew resistance in three varieties of pumpkin. HortTechnology 21:533-538.
  • Ojiambo, P. S., Holmes, G. J., Britton, W., Keever, T., Adams, M. L., Babadoost, M., Bost, S. C., Boyles, R., Brooks, M., Damicone, J., Draper, M. A., Egel, D. S., Everts, K. L., Ferrin, D. M., Gevens, A. J., Gugino, B. K., Hausbeck, M. K., Ingram, D. M., Isakeit, T., Keinath, A. P., Koike, S. T., Langston, D., McGrath, M. T., Miller, S. A., Mulrooney, R., Rideout, S., Roddy, E., Seebold, K. W., Sikora, E. J., Thornton, A., Wick, R. L., Wyenandt, C. A., and Zhang, S. 2011. Cucurbit downy mildew ipmPIPE: A next generation web-based interactive tool for disease management and extension outreach. Online. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2011-0411-01-RV.

  Book Chapters, 2009 to Present

  • Seebold, K.W. 2013. Using Fungicides to Manage Diseases on Field Crops – Tobacco. Pp. 98-101 in: Fungicides for Field Crops. D. Mueller, K. Wise, N. Dufault, C. Bradley, and M. Chilvers (Eds.). APS Press, St. Paul, MN. 112 pp.