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Travis Faske

Travis Faske

Associate Professor

Cooperative Extension Service

(PLPA)-Plant Pathology

Phone: 479-575-6800

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My extension program is primarily focused on the management of fungal diseases and plant-parasitic nematodes of soybean, corn, peanut, and some cotton.  Some programs areas of interests have focused on fungicide resistance and fungicides application timing to management of foliar diseases of soybean and corn.  We have actively evaluated susceptibility soybean cultivars and other rotation crops to root-knot nematode and evaluated the efficacy of new nematicides.  My program also leads the comprehensive disease screening program that includes frogeye leaf spot, stem canker and root-knot nematode of soybean.  Other programmatic activates include monitoring rust pathogens and providing alerts to row crop diseaseson the Arkansas Row Crops Blog.

  • PhD, Plant Pathology, Texas A&M University, 2006

  • MS, Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University, 2000

  • BS, Plant and Soil Science, Tarleton State University, 1996

Selected Refereed Publications:

Hurd, K. and Faske, T. R. 2017 Reproduction of Meloidogyne incognita and M. graminis on several grain sorghum hybrids.  Journal of Nematology (In Press).

Faske, T. R., Drennen, G., and Hurd, K.  2017. First report of Sclerotinia blight caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on peanut in Arkansas. Plant Health Progress 18: 1-2.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHP-BR-16-0056

Khanal, C., Robbins, R. T, Faske, T. R., Szalanski, A. L. McGawley, E. C., and Overstreet, C.  2016, Identification and haplotypes designations of Meloidogyne spp. of Arkansas using molecular diagnostics. Nematropica 46:261-270

Mueller, D.S., Wise, K. A., Sisson, A. J., Allen, T. W., Bergstrom, G. C., Bosley, D. B., Bradley, C.A., Broders, K. D., Byamukama, E., Chilvers, M.I., Collins, A., Faske, T. R., Friskop, A .J., Heiniger, R.W., Hollier, C.A., Hooker, D.C., Isakeit, T., Jackson-Ziems, T.A., Jardine, D.J., Kinzer, K., Koenning, S.R., Malvick, D. K., McMullen, M., Meyer, R. F., Paul, P.A., Robertson, A. E., Roth, G. W., Smith, D. L., Tande, C.A., Tenuta, A. U., Vincelli, P. Warner, F. 2016. Corn yield loss estimates due to diseases in the United States and Ontario, Canada from 2012 to 2015. Plant Health Progress 17:211-222.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHP

Faske, T. R. and Hurd, K.  2015 Sensitivity of Meloidogyne incognita and Rotylenchulus reniformis to fluopyram. Journal of Nematology 47:316-32.

Miller, J. G. and Faske, T. R. 2015. Post penetration response of Meloidogyne incognita on Cucurbita foetidissima (buffalo gourd). Nematropica 45:178-183.

Faske, T. R. Emerson, M. and Hurd, K. 2014.  First report of Sclerotinia blight of peanut caused by Sclerotinia minor in Arkansas.  Plant Disease 98:1013.

Sikora, E. J., Allen, T. W., Wise, K. A., Bergstrom, G., Bradley, C.A., Bond, J., Brown-Rytlewski, D., Chilvers, M., Damicone, J., DeWolf, E., Dorrance, A., Dufault, N., Esker, P., Faske, T. R., Giesler, L., Goldberg, N., Golod, J., Gómez, I.R.G., Grau, C., Grybauskas, A., Franc, G., Hammerschmidt, R., Hartman, G. L., Henn, A., Hershman, D., Hollier, C., Isakeit, T., Isard, S., Jacobson, B., Jardine, D., Kemerait, B., Koenning, S., Langham, M., Malvick, D., Markell, S., Marois, J.J., Monfort, S., Mueller, D., Mueller, J., Mulrooney, R., Newman, M., Osborne, L., Padgett, G.B., Ruden, B.E., Rupe, J., Schneider, R., Schwartz, H., Shaner, G., Singh, S., Stromberg, E., Sweets, L., Tenuta, A., Vaiciunas, S., Yang, X.B., Young-Kelly, H., Zidek, J. 2014. A coordinated effort to manage soybean rust in North America: A success story in soybean disease monitoring.  Plant Disease 98:864-875.

Faske, T. R. and Spurlock, T. N.  2013.  First Report of Aerial Blight of Peanut Caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG1-IA in Arkansas.  Plant Disease 97:1658

Faske, T. R. 2013 Penetration, post-penetration development, and reproduction of Meloidogyne incognita on Cucumis melo var. texanus.  Journal of Nematology 45:58-65 

Technical Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Faske, T. R., Emerson, M. and Hurd, K.  2017 Evaluation of Triazole Fungicides for Management of Strobilurin-Resistant Frogeye Leaf Spot of Soybean in Arkansas 2015. Pp. 79-81 in J. Ross, ed. Arkansas Soybean Research Studies 2015. Arkansas Agriculture Experiment Station Research Series 637, Fayetteville, AR

Jackson, C. S., Faske, T. R., and Kirkpatrick, T. L. 2017. Assessment of ILeVO for management of Meloidogyne incognita on soybean. Pp.74-77 in J. Ross, ed. Arkansas Soybean Research Studies 2015. Arkansas Agriculture Experiment Station Research Series 637, Fayetteville, AR

Kirkpatrick, T. L., Rowe, K., Faske, T. R. and Emerson, M. 2017. Comprehensive disease screening of soybean varieties in Arkansas. Pp.67-71 in J. Ross, ed. Arkansas Soybean Research Studies 2015. Arkansas Agriculture Experiment Station Research Series 637, Fayetteville, AR

Rothrock, C. S., Faske, T. R. and Spurlock, T. N. 2017. Early-season fungicide applications to reduce colonization of Rhizoctonia solani and limit the risk of aerial blight in soybean fields under rice-soybean rotation Pp. 63-66 in J. Ross, ed. Arkansas Soybean Research Studies 2015. Arkansas Agriculture Experiment Station Research Series 637, Fayetteville, AR

Lorenz, G., Seiter, N., Studebaker, G., Faske, T., Spurlock, T, Stark, B, Plummer, A., and Taillon, N.  2017 Evaluation of automatic applications on profitability of soybean production. Pp. 156-158 in J. Ross, ed. Arkansas Soybean Research Studies 2015. Arkansas Agriculture Experiment Station Research Series 637, Fayetteville, AR

Faske, T. R., Emerson, M. and Hurd, K.  2016 Evaluation of Triazole Fungicides for Management of Strobilurin-Resistant Frogeye Leaf Spot of Soybean in Arkansas.  Pp.50-51 in J. Ross, ed. Arkansas Soybean Research Studies 2014. Arkansas Agriculture Experiment Station Research Series 631, Fayetteville, AR

Kirkpatrick, T. L., Rowe, K., Faske, T. R. and Emerson, M. 2016. Comprehensive Disease Screening of Soybean Varieties in Arkansas. Pp. 58-61 in J. Ross, ed. Arkansas Soybean Research Studies 2014. Arkansas Agriculture Experiment Station Research Series 631. Fayetteville, AR

Jackson, C. S., Faske, T. R., and Kirkpatrick, T. L. 2016. Assessment of fluopyram for management of Meloidogyne incognita on soybean. Pp. 65-67 in J. Ross, ed. Arkansas Soybean Research Studies 2014. Arkansas Agriculture Experiment Station Research Series 631, Fayetteville, AR

Rothrock, C. S., Faske, T. R. and Spurlock, T. N. 2016. Spatial distribution of Rhizoctonia solani in soybean fields under rice-soybean rotation and the value of fungicides for the suppression of early-season colonization of soybean plants; a prelude to control of aerial blight of soybean. Pp. 68-71 in J. Ross, ed. Arkansas Soybean Research Studies 2014. Arkansas Agriculture Experiment Station Research Series 631, Fayetteville, AR

Spurlock, T., Kirkpatrick, T. L., and Faske, T. R. 2016. Understanding Neocospmospora, Thielaviopsis, and Fusarium virguliforme in Early-Season Production Systems. Pp. 85-89 in J. Ross, ed. Arkansas Soybean Research Studies 2014. Arkansas Agriculture Experiment Station Research Series 631, Fayetteville, AR

Faske, T. R. and Emerson, M. 2016. Evaluation of foliar fungicides for control of southern rust in corn in Arkansas, 2015. PDMR 10: FC205.

Faske, T. R. and Emerson, M. 2016. Evaluation of Stratego YLD and application timing on control of southern rust of corn in Arkansas, 2015. PDMR 10: FC206.

Faske, T. R. and Emerson, M. 2016.  Evaluation of Fortix and application timing on control of southern rust of corn in Arkansas, 2015. PDMR 10: FC207.

Faske, T. R. and Emerson, M. 2016.  Evaluation of Affiance and application timing on control of southern rust of corn in Arkansas, 2015. PDMR 10: FC208.

Faske, T. R. and Emerson, M. 2016.  Evaluation of Trivapro fungicide for control of southern rust in corn in Arkansas, 2015. PDMR 10: FC209.

Faske, T. R., Emerson, M. and Hurd, K. 2016. Evaluation of cotton cultivars and nematicides for management of reniform nematode in Arkansas, 2014. PDMR 10: N013.

Faske, T. R., Emerson, M. and Hurd, K. 2016. Evaluation of cotton cultivars and nematicides for management of root-knot nematode in Arkansas, 2015. PDMR 10: N014.

Faske, T. R. and Emerson, M. 2016.  Evaluation of Rancona seed treatment for control of seedling diseases in peanut, 2015. PDMR 10: ST019.

Faske, T. R., Emerson, M. and Hurd, K. 2016. Evaluation of foliar fungicide for management of frogeye leaf spot of soybean in Arkansas, 2015. PDMR 10: FC227.

Faske, T. R. and Emerson, M. 2016.  Evaluation of runner peanut cultivar susceptibility to Sclerotinia blight in Arkansas, 2015. PDMR 10: FC228.

Faske, T. R. and Emerson, M. 2016.  Evaluation of runner peanut cultivar susceptibility to Sclerotinia blight in Arkansas, 2014. PDMR 10: FC229.

Faske, T. R. and Emerson, M. 2016.  Evaluation of peanut cultivars and fungicides for management of southern stem rot in Arkansas, 2015. PDMR 10: FC230.

Hurd, K., Faske, T. R., and M. Emerson 2016. Efficacy of Velum Total to manage root-knot nematode on cotton in Arkansas, 2015. PDMR 10: N021.

Hurd, K., Faske, T. R., and M. Emerson 2016. Evaluation of Velum Total and COPeO to manage root-knot nematode on cotton in Arkansas, 2015. PDMR 10: N020.

Hurd, K., Faske, T. R., and M. Emerson 2016. Evaluation of ILeVO at three rates for suppression of root-knot nematode in a greenhouse trial in Arkansas, 2015.PDMR 10: N016

Emerson, M., Faske, T. R., and Hurd, K.  2016. Evaluation of experimental fungicide for management of frogeye leaf spot of soybean in Arkansas, 2015.  PDMR 10:FC237

Emerson, M., Faske, T. R., and Hurd, K.  2016. Evaluation of Helmstar fungicide for management of frogeye leaf spot of soybean in Arkansas, 2015.  PDMR 10:FC236

Emerson, M., Faske, T. R., and Hurd, K.  2016. Evaluation of Domark fungicide for management of frogeye leaf spot of soybean in Arkansas, 2015.  PDMR 10:FC235

Emerson, M., Faske, T. R., and Hurd, K.  2016. Evaluation of foliar fungicides for management of frogeye leaf spot of soybean in Arkansas, 2015.  PDMR 10:FC234

Emerson, M., Faske, T. R., and Hurd, K.  2016. Evaluation of Aproach Prima foliar fungicide for management of frogeye leaf spot of soybean in Arkansas, 2015.  PDMR 10:FC233

Emerson, M., Faske, T. R., and Hurd, K.  2016. Evaluation of Stratego YLD for management of frogeye leaf spot of soybean in Arkansas, 2015.  PDMR 10:FC232

Emerson, M., Faske, T. R., and Hurd, K.  2016. Evaluation of premix fungicides for management of frogeye leaf spot of soybean in Arkansas, 2015.  PDMR 10:FC231

Emerson, M., Faske, T. R., and Hurd, K. 2015.  Evaluation of Affiance and Domark for control of frogeye leaf spot of soybean in Arkansas, 2014.  PDMR 9: FC134.

Emerson, M., Faske, T. R., and Hurd, K. 2015.  Evaluation of an experimental foliar fungicide for control of frogeye leaf spot of soybean in Arkansas, 2014. PDMR 9: FC133.

Emerson, M., Faske, T. R., and Hurd, K. 2015.  Evaluation of Stratego YLD for management of frogeye leaf spot of soybean in Arkansas, 2014. PDMR 9: FC135.

Emerson, M., Faske, T. R., and Hurd, K. 2015.  Evaluation of Cercobin and Topsin on soybeans for management of frogeye leaf spot in Arkansas, 2014. PDMR 9: FC132.

Hurd, K., Faske, T. R., and Emerson, M. 2015. Evaluation of fluopyram as a seed treatment for suppression of reniform nematode on cotton in Arkansas, 2014.  PDMR 9: N018.

Hurd, K., Faske, T. R., and Emerson, M. 2015. Evaluation of Poncho/VOTiVO and ILeVO for suppression of root-knot nematode on soybean in Arkansas, 2014.  PDMR 9: N017.

 

Extension Publications:

Faske, T. R. and Kirkpatrick, T.  2015.  Corn Diseases and Nematodes. Chapter 17.Pp. 1-6 in Arkansas Corn Production Handbook, MP 437. University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.  (Revised 4-2015)

Milus, G., Faske, T. R., Spurlock, T. Kirkpatrick, T. L. Important Wheat Disease in Arkansas and Their Management. Pp. 1-15 in Arkansas Wheat Production and Management Handbook, MP 404.  University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (updated 1-2015)

Kirkpatrick, T., Faske, T., and Robbins, R.  2014.  Nematode Management. Chapter 10 Pp. 1-6 in Arkansas Soybean Production Handbook, MP 197. University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.  (updated 4-2014)

Faske, T., Kirkpatrick, T., Zhou, J., and Tzanetakis, I. 2014. Soybean Diseases. Chapter 11 Pp. 1-18 in Arkansas Soybean Production Handbook, MP 197. University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.  (updated 4-2014)

Wade, B., Kemerait, R., Brock, J., Hagen, A., Lawrence, K., Price, P., Allen, T., Faske, T., Dufault, N., Young-Kelley, H., Mehl, H. Isakeit, T., Wheeler, T., Woodward, J., Mueller, J., Nichols, R. and Kirkpatrick, T.   2015. Diagnosis and Management of Foliar Diseases of Cotton in the United States. Cotton Incorporated. Cary, NC.

http://www.cottoninc.com/fiber/AgriculturalDisciplines/Plant-Pathology/Diagnosis-Management-Foliar-Diseases/Diagnosis-Management-Foliar-Diseases.pdf

Wise, K., Allen, T., Chilvers, M., Faske, T., Freije, A, Isakeit, T., Mueller, D., Price, T., Sisson, A. Smith, D., Tenuta, A., Woloshuck, C. 2016. Ear Rots. CPN-2001. Crop Protection Network, West Lafayette, IA. http://cropprotectionnetwork.org/corn/ear-rots/

Allen, T., Chilvers, M., Faske, T., Freije, A, Isakeit, T., Mueller, D., Price, T., Sisson, A. Smith, D., Tenuta, A., Wise, K.  Woloshuck, C. 2016. Mycotoxin FAQs. CPN-2002. Crop Protection Network, West Lafayette, IA. http://cropprotectionnetwork.org/corn/mycotoxin-faqs/

Woloshuck, C. Allen, T., Chilvers, M., Faske, T., Freije, A, Isakeit, T., Mueller, D., Price, T., Smith, D., Tenuta, A., Wise, C. 2016. Grain Sampling and Mycotoxin Testing.  CPN-2003. Crop Protection Network, West Lafayette, IA. http://cropprotectionnetwork.org/corn/grain-sampling-mycotoxin-testing/

Faske, T., Allen, T., Chilvers, M., Freije, A, Isakeit, T., Mueller, D., Price, T., Sisson, A. Smith, D., Tenuta, A., Wise, K.  Woloshuck, C. 2016. Storing Mycotoxin-Affected Grain. CPN-2004. Crop Protection Network, West Lafayette, IA.

http://cropprotectionnetwork.org/corn/storing-mycotoxin-affected-grain/

Isakeit, T. Allen, T., Chilvers, M., Faske, T., Freije, A, Mueller, D., Price, T., Smith, D., Tenuta, A., Wise, K.  Woloshuck, C. 2016. Using Atoxigenics to Manage Aflatoxin. CPN-2005. Crop Protection Network, West Lafayette, IA.

http://cropprotectionnetwork.org/corn/using-atoxigenics/

Wade, B., Kemerait, R., Brock, J., Hagen, A., Lawrence, K., Price, P., Allen, T., Faske, T., Dufault, N., Young-Kelley, H., Mehl, H. Isakeit, T., Wheeler, T., Woodward, J., Mueller, J., Nichols, R.  2015. Diagnosis and Management of Foliar Diseases of Cotton in the United States. and Kirkpatrick, T.  Cotton Incorporated. Cary, NC.

 

  • American Peanut Research and Education Society

  • American Phytopathological Society

  • Society of Nematologists

  • Southern Division of American Phytopathological Society

Awards:

American Society of Phytopathology: Schroth Faces of the future award in Nematology, 2015

University of Arkansas, Cooperative Extension Service Award for Early Career-Faculty, 2015