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Name: Paul Price
Title: Assistant Professor
Specialization: Field Crops Pathologist
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Department: Macon Ridge Research Station
Organization: LSU AgCenter
Address 1: 212A Macon Ridge Road
Address 2: Winnsboro, LA 71295 - 5179
Phone Number: (318) 435-2157
Fax Number: (318) 435-2133

Education/Training
 
2008-2013-
Ph.D. Plant Pathology, Louisiana State University 
    • Dissertation project identified fungicide resistance in the Cercospora leaf blight pathogen.
1999-2000- M. S. Biology (Plant Pathology), Louisiana Tech University
1994-1999- B. S. Agronomy, Louisiana Tech University
1991-1994- High School Diploma, Winnsboro High School
Areas of Specialization/Research
  • Discovery and delineation of fungicide resistance in major crop pathogens, and development of avoidance and mitigation strategies.
  • Statewide responsibilities for ongoing and emerging issues in cotton and wheat pathology.
  • Statewide responsibilities for disease management education in all field crops except sugarcane and sweet potato.
  • Primary pathology contact for all crops in the northeast region (13 parishes).
  • Involved in many collaborative research/extension applied research projects in cotton, corn, soybean, grain sorghum, wheat, and other Louisiana crops.
Professional Experience

February 2010 – Present, Research Associate/Graduate Assistant, Louisiana State University AgCenter, 212A Macon Ridge Road, Winnsboro, LA, Supervisor: Dr. G. Boyd Padgett, (318) 435-2157

  • Conducting laboratory and field plot research evaluating registered and experimental fungicides in agricultural crops including: cotton, corn, soybeans, wheat, and grain sorghum.
  • Conducting novel laboratory and field plot research to further define fungicide sensitivity profiles of C. kikuchii and the epidemiology of purple seed stain and Cercospora leaf blight in soybean.
  • Composing and editing scientific manuscripts for publication.
  • Conducting off-station trials throughout central and northern Louisiana in cooperation with other scientists, producers, industry personnel, and agricultural consultants.
  • Additional responsibilities include supervision of transient labor, laboratory maintenance, chemical storage, field plot maintenance, equipment operation and maintenance, and data collection, interpretation, and presentation.

May 2003 – February 2010, Research Associate/Graduate Assistant (formerly Extension Associate), Louisiana State University AgCenter, 212A Macon Ridge Road, Winnsboro, LA, Supervisors: Dr. B. Rogers Leonard, Dr. Steven T. Kelly, Dr. Joel Faircloth, and Mr. J. Cheston Stevens (318) 435-2157

  • Conducted many off-station trials in cotton, corn, soybean, sweet potatoes, and wheat throughout central and northern Louisiana cooperating with other scientists, producers, industry personnel, and agricultural consultants.
  • Conducted entomological, pathological, agronomical, and weed science plot research evaluating registered and experimental pesticides in agricultural crops including: cotton, corn, soybeans, rice, sweet potatoes, wheat, grain sorghum, and sweet corn.
  • Conducted plot research evaluating the performance of experimental crop varieties containing various technologies from multiple companies (including USDA/EPA regulated trials). Also responsible for designing, mapping, planting, maintaining, and harvesting regulated trials.
  • Conducted novel research relating to the development of variable rate ground and aerial pesticide application technologies.
Awards/Grants

Professional Clubs/Associations

  • The American Phytopathological Society
  • The Entomological Society of America
  • Southern Soybean Disease Workers
  • Phi Kappa Phi – Honor Society
  • Gamma Sigma Delta – LSU Chapter
  • Licensed Agricultural Consultant by Louisiana Department of Ag. & Forestry
  • Louisiana Agricultural Scientists Association
  • Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association

Active Support

  • Harrison, S. A., P. Price, and D. Groth. Development of FHB Resistant Wheat Genotypes Adapted to the Gulf Coast. USDA/US Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative.
  • P. Price. Managing Disease in Louisiana Corn. Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board.
  • P. Price, R. Levy, and J. Lofton. Evaluation of soybean cultivars and fungicides for disease management in Northeast Louisiana. Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board.
  • P. Price and R. W. Schneider. Evaluation of Cercospora leaf blight and purple seed stain in Louisiana. Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board.
  • P. Price, B. Padgett, S. Harrison, R. Mascagni, and C. Hollier. Wheat Disease Management in Louisiana. Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board.
  • P. Price. Managing Foliar Diseases in Cotton. Cotton Incorporated. State Support Committee.

 

Publications/Presentations/Patents

Publications (Refereed)

Bommireddy, P. L., B. R. Leonard, J. Temple, P. Price, K. Emfinger, D. Cook, and J. Hardke. 2011. Field performance and seasonal durability of transgenic cotton expressing the Vip3A protein against Heliothine larvae under native and artificial infestations. J. Cotton Science 15:251-259.

Fontenot, K., B. R. Leonard, J. Temple, P. Price, and K. D. Emfinger. 2009. Tarnished plant bug feeding evidence on cotton squares: another tool for triggering insecticide applications. Mid-South Entomologist. 2:67-68.

Temple, J. H, T. E. Reagan, J. T. Hardke, M. Ghimire, P. Price, C. Jackson, F. Huang, and B. R. Leonard. 2013. Laboratory toxicity and field efficacy of novel insecticides for the control of sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in grain sorghum. J. Econ. Entomol. (submitted July 2011).

Temple, J. H., J. A. Davis, S. Micinski, J. T. Hardke, P. Price, and B. R. Leonard. 2013. Species composition and seasonal abundance of stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in Louisiana soybean. Environ. Entomol. 42: (4): 648-657.

Temple, J. H., J. Hardke, P. Price, K. Emfinger, J. Moore, J. Davis, and B. R. Leonard. 2013. Insecticide susceptibility of southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula (L.), and redbanded stink bug, Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood), in soybean field trials and laboratory bioassays. SW Entomol. 38 (3): In press. 

Publications (Periodicals)
Huang, F., S. Harrison, B. R. Leonard, M. Ghimire, and P. Price. 2011. Hessian fly: an emerging wheat pest in Louisiana. La. Agric. 54 Winter Issue, pp. 15.

Price, P., C. Carlton, and B. R. Leonard. 2009. Pea leaf weevil: a new pest of Louisiana soybean. Louisiana Agriculture Magazine. Summer 2009.

Temple, J., J. Davis, J. Hardke, P. Price, S. Micinski, C. Cookson, and B. R. Leonard. 2011. Seasonal Abundance and Temporal Occurrence of the Redbanded Stink bug, Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood) in Louisiana Soybean. La. Agric. 54 (2): 20-22.
PUBLICATIONS (Plant Disease Management Reports)

Price, P. and G. B. Padgett. 2009. Application of fungicides to soybean at varying growth stages in Louisiana, 2008. Plant Disease Management Reports. 3:FC079.

P. Price, G.B. Padgett, and M. A. Purvis. 2011. Effect of seed treatment and foliar fungicide applications on Frogeye leaf spot in Louisiana, 2010. Plant Disease Management Reports 5:FC007.

P. Price, G.B. Padgett, and M. Purvis. 2011. Effect of seed treatment and foliar fungicide application on Cercospora leaf blight, 2010. Plant Disease Management Reports 5:FC082.

Price, P., G. B. Padgett, and M. A. Purvis. 2013. The effect of selected fungicides, application rates, and application timings to soybean, 2012. Plant Disease Management Reports. In Press.

Price, P., G. B. Padgett, and M. A. Purvis. 2013. The impact of selected fungicides and application timing on leaf rust development in Louisiana wheat, 2012. Plant Disease Management Reports. In Press. 

Publications (Proceedings)
Huang, F., S. Harrison, B. R. Leonard, M. Ghimire, and P. Price. 2009. Occurrence and damage of hessian fly on 26 selected wheat varieties. In Proc. Of Ann. Entomological Society of America. (online)

Padgett, G. B., M. A. Purvis, and P. Price. The influence of fungicide treatments on plant establishment, grain quality, and yield. 2011. Proc. Southern Soybean Disease Workers.

P. Price, M. A. Purvis, G. B Padgett, C. L. Robertson, and R. W. Schneider. 2013. Fungicide resistance in Cercospora kikuchii, a major pathogen of Louisiana soybean. APS National Meeting.

Temple, J., B. R. Leonard, J. A. Davis, P. Price, and J. Hardke. 2010. Association of stink bug injury with a “green plant” malady in soybean. Proc. Southern Soybean Disease Workers.
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