Marty Chilvers

Marty Chilvers

Marty Chilvers

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University Extension, Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute

Martin Chilvers, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University Extension, Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute.

Martin Chilvers studied at the University of Tasmania, receiving his Bachelors in Ag Science and his Ph. D. Then went to Washington State University to complete his Postdoc. His area of expertise is in fungal biology, epidemiology, fungal genetics, host-pathogen interactions, diseases of field and vegetable crops, nucleic methods of pathogen detection. His current program is working on Soybean sudden death syndrome (caused by Fusarium virguliforme) and Sclerotinia white mold. His program is particularly interested in utilizing genomic resources and nuclide acid detection technologies to improve our understanding of fungal biology, disease etiology and epidemiology.

At the AgroExpo Dr. Chilvers will be discussing how to:

Manage Soybean Disease to Protect Yield

Soybean diseases rob yield from soybean fields every year. Dr. Marty Chilvers will offer suggestions to manage diseases to protect yield, based on his extensive research projects supported by the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee. His expertise includes the utilization of fungicide seed treatments, changes in Phytophthora issues, Sudden Death Syndrome control options and efforts to outsmart white mold. Bring questions and experience with soybean diseases, as Dr. Chilvers is always eager to address current and relevant disease issues.