Paul Esker

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Titles and Affiliations
Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

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Recent Publications

Incorporation of microorganisms to reduce chemical fungicide usage in black sigatoka control programs in Costa Rica by use of biological fungicides

Becker, P., Esker, P. & Umaña, G., Aug 2021, In: Crop Protection. 146, 105657.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

A phytopathometry glossary for the twenty-first century: towards consistency and precision in intra- and inter-disciplinary dialogues

Bock, C. H., Pethybridge, S. J., Barbedo, J. G. A., Esker, P. D., Mahlein, A. K. & Del Ponte, E. M., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Tropical Plant Pathology.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

First Report of Tar Spot of Maize (Zea mays) Caused by Phyllachora maydis in Pennsylvania

Collins, A. A., Bandara, A. Y., May, S. R., Weerasooriya, D. K. & Esker, P. D., Aug 2021, In: Plant disease. 105, 8

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Spatial and spatiotemporal analysis of Meloidogyne hapla and Pratylenchus penetrans populations in commercial potato fields in New York, USA

Gorny, A. M., Hay, F. S., Esker, P. & Pethybridge, S. J., 2021, In: Nematology. 23, 2, p. 139-151 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abiotic conditions outweigh microbial origin during bacterial assembly in soils

Kaminsky, L. M., Esker, P. D. & Bell, T. H., Jan 2021, In: Environmental microbiology. 23, 1, p. 358-371 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Advancing agricultural research using machine learning algorithms

Mourtzinis, S., Esker, P. D., Specht, J. E. & Conley, S. P., Dec 2021, In: Scientific reports. 11, 1, 17879.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

Shah, D. A., Butts, T. R., Mourtzinis, S., Rattalino Edreira, J. I., Grassini, P., Conley, S. P. & Esker, P. D., Dec 2021, In: Scientific reports. 11, 1, 18769.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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

Bandara, A. Y., Weerasooriya, D. K., Bradley, C. A., Allen, T. W. & Esker, P. D., 2020, In: PloS one. 15, 4, e0231141.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Modeling the relationship between estimated fungicide use and disease-associated yield losses of soybean in the United States I: Foliar fungicides vs foliar diseases

Bandara, A. Y., Weerasooriya, D. K., Conley, S. P., Bradley, C. A., Allen, T. W. & Esker, P. D., Jun 2020, In: PloS one. 15, 6 June, e0234390.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Modeling the relationship between estimated fungicide use and disease-associated yield losses of soybean in the United States II: Seedapplied fungicides vs seedling diseases

Bandara, A. Y., Weerasooriya, D. K., Conley, S. P., Allen, T. W. & Esker, P. D., Dec 2020, In: PloS one. 15, 12 December, e0244424.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review