EDUCATION

1987
Ph.D., University of Illinois (Plant Pathology)
1983
M.S., University of Minnesota (Plant Pathology, Minor in Agricultural Economics)
1980
B.S., Pennsylvania State University (Plant Sciences)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017-2019
Alumni Professor, Dept. Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University
1998-Present
Professor of Plant Pathology, Dept. Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University
2004-2006
Editor-in-Chief, Plant Disease
2000-2007
Research Coordinator, College of Agriculture, Auburn University
1998-1999
Chair, Department of Plant Pathology, Auburn University
1993-1998
Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, Auburn University
1988-1993
Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, Auburn University
1987-1988
Research Affiliate, USDA-ARS, Dept. of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University

SELECT HONORS AND AWARDS

2018-2019
Served as President of the American Phytopathological Society (APS)
2016
Elected as Vice President for APS
2004–2007
Council Member for the American Phytopathological Society
Service on ARS Project review panels and NRI grant review panels
2004-2006
Editor-In-Chief for Plant Disease
2000-2003
Senior Editor for Plant Disease
1994-2000
Section Editor for Biological and Control Tests for Plant Disease Control
1996-2000
Associate Editor for Plant Disease
Spring 1998
Outstanding Graduate Faculty
1990-1993
Associate Editor for Phytopathology

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

AREAS OF INTEREST

Plant disease epidemiology; peanut disease management, including minimization of aflatoxin contamination; also disease management in small grains, corn, and cotton.

COURSES TAUGHT

PLPA 3000
General Plant Pathology
PLPA 5050/6050
Plant Disease Diagnosis
PLPA 7860
Plant Disease Epidemiology

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

  • Lewis, M.*, I. Carbone, J. Luis, G. Payne, K. Bowen, A. Hagan, R. Kemerait, R. Heiniger, and P. Ojiambo. 2019. Biocontrol strains differentially shift the genetic structure of indigenous soil populations of Aspergillus flavus. Frontiers Micro. 10, article 1738. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01738
  • Gorman, C.*, and K.L. Bowen. 2019. Fungicide effcacy on Southeastern U.S. isolates Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Phytopathology 109:S1.18.
  • Bowen, K.L., A.K. Hagan, K. Burch, H.B. Miller, D. Moore, and L. Wells. 2019. Reaction of Cotton cultivars and breeding lines to target spot in Alabama. Proc. Cotton Beltwide.
  • Dang, P.M., M.C. Lamb, K.L. Bowen, and C.Y. Chen. 2018. Identification of expressed R-genes associated with leaf spot diseases in cultivated peanut. Molec. Biol. Reports pp. 1-15 (https://doi.org/doi 10. 1007/s11033-018-4464-5)
  • Damianidis*, D., B.V. Ortiz, K.L. Bowen, G.L. Windham, G. Hoogenboom, A. Hagan, T. Knappenberger, H.K. Abbas, B.T. Scully, and S. Mourtzinis. 2018. Minimum temperature, rainfall and agronomic management impacts on corn grain aflatoxin contamination. Agron. J. 110 95): 1697-1708.
  • Hagan, A.K., K.L. Bowen, B. Miller, M. Pegues, J. Jones, and R.L. Nicholas. 2018. Target spot-incited defoliation and yields of selected cotton varieties as influenced by fungicide inputs. Plant Health Progress 19:156-162. https://doi.org/10. 1094/PHP-12-17-0082-RS
  • Bowen, K.L. 2017. Plant disease epidemiology. Chap 22, In: Plant Pathology: Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, 3rd ed. Eds, B.H. Ownley and R.N. Trigiano. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
  • Bowen, K.L., A.K. Hagan, M. Pegues, and J. Jones. 2016. Yield losses due to crown rust in winter oats in Alabama. Plant Health Progress 17:95-100
  • Hagan, A.K., H.L. Campbell, K.L. Bowen, and L. Wells. 2015. Seeding rate and planting date impacts stand density, diseases, and yield of irrigated peanuts. Plant Health Prog. 16:63-70.
    Hagan, A.K., K.L. Bowen, M. Pegues, and J. Jones. 2014. Nitrogen rate and variety impact diseases and yield of sorghum for biofuel. Agron. J. 106:1205-1211.
  • Bowen, K.L., K.F.Flanders, A.K. Hagan, and B. Ortiz. 2014. Insect damage, aflatoxin content and yield of Bt corn in Alabama. J. Econ. Ent. 107:1818-1827.
  • Uppala, S.S.*, K.L. Bowen, and F.M. Woods. 2012. Pre-harvest aflatoxin contamination and soluble sugars of peanut. Peanut Sci. 40:50-51.
  • Sudini, H.K.*, C. Arias, M. Liles, K. Bowen, and R. Huettel. 2011. Comparison of soil fungal community structure in different peanut rotation sequences using RISA in relation to aflatoxin producing fungi. Phytopathology 101:52-57.
  • Sudini, H.K.*, C. Arias, M. Liles, K. Bowen, and R. Huettel. 2011. Comparison of soil fungal community structure in different peanut rotation sequences using RISA in relation to aflatoxin producing fungi. Phytopathology 101:52-57.

MAJOR GRANTS AWARDED

  • Southern Region Peanut Research Initiative of the National Peanut Board. “Determination of factors that contribute to risk of aflatoxin contamination.” $30,000 one year grant (2005) with N. Hill and G. Hoogenboom of the University of Georgia.
  • Southeast Peanut Research Initiative, National Peanut Board, “Development of an Aflatoxin Risk Index,” $102,908 (AL portion), with collaborators in Georgia (Dr. David Wilson, Tifton) and Florida (Dr. Ken Boote). Sept. 2000 for three years.
  • Southern Region Integrated Pest Management, “Improved decision making tools for management of barley yellow dwarf luteovirus by aphid vector control in wheat,” $112,470, G.D. Buntin (GA), J. W. Chapin (SC), K.L. Bowen, and K.L. Flanders, 9/00-9/02.