Austin McCoy

Austin McCoy

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Chilvers Lab
Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

(517) 353-8913


Austin McCoy is a PhD candidate focusing on the management and detection of oomycete root rot pathogens, primarily of corn and soy. Currently Austin is working on a Phytophthora sojae pathotype (race) survey in Michigan, producing a diagnostic tool to rapidly identify Pythium species, and conducting fungicide sensitivity testing on these pathogens. He hopes this information will be used to provide better management recommendations for these pathogens.