Kiersten A. Wise

kiersten.wise@uky.edu
Phone (270) 365-7541 x203
Fax (270) 365-2557
Wise Lab

Plant Pathology
UK Research & Education Center
1205 Hopkinsville Street P.O. 469 Princeton KY 43445-0469

Professional Profile

Extension Associate Professor


Focus

Extension

State-wide educational and applied research programs in disease management of

  • corn
  • sorghum
  • forages

    

Research

Development of economical and sustainable disease management practices for grain 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 grain crop production efficiency and simultaneously increase our awareness of how grain crop pathogens interact with their hosts. 


Education

  • Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, 2008, North Dakota State University-Fargo
  • M.S. in Plant Pathology, 2004, University of Georgia
  • B.S. in Plant Health and Protection, minor in Horticulture, 2002, Iowa State University-Ames 

Employment Highlights

  • Extension Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, 2017 – present
  • Extension Professor, Purdue University, 2012 – 2017
  • Extension Assistant Professor, Purdue University, 2008 – 2012

Awards & Honors

2010 to present

  • Purdue University College of Agriculture Outstanding Extension Faculty Award, 2016.
  • Richard L. Kohl’s Outstanding Early Career Award for the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, 2014 and 2015.
  • Extension Education Community Education Materials Award, Agronomy Society of America, Crop Protection Network series, 2015.
  • NCERA-202 Soybean Rust Committee Certificate of Achievement, 2014.
  • North Central Division American Phytopathological Society Early Career Award, 2013.
  • Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Team Award—Purdue zipTrips, 2012.
  • International IPM Award of Excellence--Team award for soybean rust-pest information platform for Extension and education (PIPE), 2012.
  • Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Early Career Award, 2011.
  • Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Team Award—Managing Moldy Grain, 2010. 

Selected Publications

2016 to present (see Wise Lab pages for a more complete list)

  • Kandel, Y.R., Wise, K.A., Bradley, C.A., Chilvers, M.I., Byrne, A.M., Tenuta, A.U., Faghihi, J., Wiggs, S.N., and Mueller, D.S.* 2017. Effect of soybean cyst nematode resistance source and seed treatment on population densities of Heterodera glycines, sudden death syndrome, and yield of soybean. Plant Disease (In Press).
  • Romero Luna, M.P., Camberato, J.J., and Wise, K.A.* 2017. Survival of Stenocarpella maydis on corn residue in Indiana. Plant Health Progress. doi:10.1094/PHP-RS-16-0063.
  • Romero Luna, M.P., Mueller, D.S., Mengistu, A., Singh, A.K., Hartman, G.L., and Wise, K.A*. 2017. Advancing our understanding of charcoal rot in soybean. J. Int. Pest Manag. https://doi.org/10.1093/jipm/pmw020
  • Allen, T.W.*, Bradley, C.A., Sisson, A.J., Byamukama, E., Chilvres, M.I., Coker, C.M., Collins, A.A., Damincone, J.P., Dorrance, A.E., Dufault, N.S., Esker, P.D., Faske, T.R., Giesler, L.J., Grybauskas, A.P., Hershman, D.E., Hollier, C.A., Isakeit, T., Jardine, D.J., Kelly, H.M., Kemerait, R.C., Kleczewski, N.M., Koenning, S.R., Kurle, J.E., Malvick, D.K., Markell, S.G., Mehl, H.L., Mueller, D.S., Mueller, J.D., Mulrooney, R.P., Nelson, B.D., Newman, M.A., Osborne, L., Overstreet, C., Padgett, G.B., Phipps, P.M., Price, P.P., Sikora, E.J., Smith, D.L., Spurlock, T.N., Tande, C.A., Tenuta, A.U., Wise, K.A., and Wrather, J.A. 2017. Soybean yield loss estimates due to diseases in the United States and Ontario, Canada, from 2010 to 2014. Plant Health Progress. doi:10.1094/PHP-RS-16-0066.
  • Kandel, Y., Mueller, D.S., Hart, C.E., Bestor, N.R.C., Bradley, C.A., Ames, K.A., Giesler, L.J., and Wise, K.A.* 2016. Analyses of yield and economic response from foliar fungicide and insecticide applications to soybean in the North Central United States. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-RS-16-0038.
  • Rojas, J.A., Jacobs, J., Napieralski, S., Karaj, B., Bradley, C., Chase, T., Esker, P., Giesler, L., Jardine, D., Malvick, D., Markell, S., Nelson, B., Robertson, A., Rupe, J., Smith, D., Sweets, L., Tenuta, A., Wise, K., and Chilvers, M.* 2016. Survey of oomycete species associated with soybean seedlings in the U.S.—Part I: Identification and pathogenicity characterization. Phytopathology 107:280-292
  • Rojas, J.A., Jacobs, J., Napieralski, S., Karaj, B., Bradley, C., Chase, T., Esker, P., Giesler, L., Jardine, D., Malvick, D., Markell, S., Nelson, B., Robertson, A., Rupe, J., Smith, D., Sweets, L., Tenuta, A., Wise, K., and Chilvers, M.* 2016. Survey of oomycete species associated with soybean seedlings in the U.S.—Part II: Diversity and ecology. Phytopathology 107:293-304.
  • Mueller, D.S.*, Wise, K.A., Sisson, A.J., Allen, T.W., Bergstrom, G.C., Bosley, B., Bradley, C.A., Byamukama, E., Chilvers, M.I., Collins, A., Faske, T., Friskop, A.J., Hollier, C.A., Isakeit, T., Jackson-Ziems, T. A., Jardine, D.J., Kinzer, K., Koenning, S.R., Malvick, D.K., Meyer, R.F., McMullen, M., Mostrom, M.S., Paul, P. Robertson, A.E., Roth, G.W., Smith, D.L., Tande, C.A., Tenuta, A., Vincelli, P. 2016. Corn disease loss estimates from the United States and Ontario, Canada from 2012 to 2015. Plant Health Progress. doi:10.1094/PHP-RS-16-0030.
  • Batzer, J.C., Kandel, Y.R., Bradley, C.A., Chilvers, M.I., Tenuta, A.U., Wise, K.A., Hernandez, E., and Mueller, D.S. 2016. Effect of seed treatment on early season brown spot caused by Septoria glycines of soybean. Plant Health Progress. doi:10.1094/PHP-RS-16-0035.
  • Anderson, N.R., and Wise, K.A.* 2016. Improved method for corn silk channel injection inoculations. Plant Health Progress. doi:10.1094/PHP-RS-16-0031.
  • Wise, K.A.*, Faghihi, J., and Ferris, V. 2016. Impact of soybean cultivar resistance on soybean cyst nematode and sudden death syndrome. Crop, Forage and Turfgrass Management. doi:10.2134/cftm2016.0009.