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Department of Plant Pathology

Erick De Wolf

Dr. Erick De Wolf


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Kansas State University
4607 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: +1-785-532-3968
Fx: +1-785-532-5692


  • Ph.D. Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, 2000
  • B.A. Biology, Hope College, 1994


Professional Experience

  • 2012-Present Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University
  • 2008-2012 Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University
  • 2007-2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University
  • 2001-2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 1999-2000 Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Ohio State University


  • Shah, D.A., Molineros J.E., Paul P.A., Willyerd K.T., Madden L.V., and De Wolf E.D. Predicting Fusarium head blight epidemics with weather-driven pre- and post-anthesis logistic regression models. Phytopathology 103:906-919.
  • Shah, D.A., De Wolf E.D., Paul P.A. and Madden, L.V. Predicting Fusarium head blight epidemics with boosted regression trees. Phytopathology 104:702-714.
  • McMullen, M., Bergstrom, G., De Wolf, E. Dill Mackey, R., Hershman, D., Shaner, G. and Van Sanford, D. 2012. A unified effort to fight an enemy of wheat and barley: Fusarium head blight. Plant Disease: 96:1712-1728.
  • Byamukama, E., Seifers, D. E., Hein, G. L., De Wolf, E. D., Tisserat, N. A., Langham, M. A. C., Osborne, L. E., Timmerman, A., and Wegulo, S. N. 2012. Occurrence and distribution of Triticum mosaic virus in the Central Great Plains. Plant Disease 97:21-29
  • Bockus, W. W., De Wolf, E. D., Gill, B. S., Jardine, D. J., Stack, J. P., Bowden, R. L., Fritz, A. K., and Martin, T. J. 2011. Historical durability of resistance to wheat diseases in Kansas. Online. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2011-0802-01-RV.
  • Gent, D. H., De Wolf, E. D., Pethybridge, S. J. 2011. Perceptions of risk, risk aversion, and barriers to adoption of decision support systems and IPM: an introduction. Phytopathology 101:640-643.
  • Wegulo, S. N., Bockus, W.W., Hernandez Nopsa, J., De Wolf, E. D. Eskridge, K. M., Peiris, K. H. S. and Dowell, F. E. 2011. Effects of integrating cultivar resistance and fungicides application on Fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol in winter wheat. Plant Disease 95:554-560.
  • Haran, M., Bhat, K., Molineros, J. and De Wolf, E. 2009. Estimating the risk of crop epidemics from coincident spatiotemporal processes. Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics 15:158-175.
  • Paul, P.A., Lipps, P.E., De Wolf, E.D., Shaner, G., Buechley, G., Adhikari, T., Ali, S., Stein, J., Osborne, L. and Madden, L.V. 2007. A distributed lag analysis of the relationship between Gibberella zeae inoculum density on wheat spikes and weather variables. Phytopathology 97:1608-1624.


Development of disease management strategies for fungal diseases of wheat including Fusarium head blight, tan spot, leaf rust and stripe rust.

Staff & Students


  • Denis Shah, Associate Scientist
  • Karina Stott, Research Associate
  • Heather Gardner, M.S Student