Review of the Season
2008 pest review given by Bill Johnson, Kiersten Wise, and John Obermeyer.
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Bill Johnson Assistant Professor of Weed Science
Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Weed Science in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University. He has statewide responsibilities for weed science extension and research in agronomic crops. Dr. Johnson has extensive experience in the biology and management of weeds common to no-till systems and herbicide-resistant weeds and crops. Dr. Johnson is the President of the North Central Weed Science Society (NCWSS) and an active member of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and the American Society of Agronomy (ASA).
Kiersten Wise grew up in Iowa and earned her B.S. in Plant Health and Protection from Iowa State University. She next received an M.S. in Plant Pathology from the University of Georgia. She recently completed her PhD work at North Dakota State University, where she did research and extension work for North Dakota farmers. Her research focuses on the biology and management of field crop diseases.