imageEdward J. Sikora

Extension Specialist Professor

DEPARTMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY AND PLANT PATHOLOGY

EDUCATION

1992 Ph.D., University of Illinois (Plant Pathology)
1988 M.S., University of Illinois (Plant Pathology)
1982 B.S., Eastern Illinois University (Zoology)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2003-Present Professor, Dept. of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Auburn University
1997-2002 Associate Professor, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Auburn University
1992-1996 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Auburn University
1990-1991 Post Doctoral Extension Specialist, University of Illinois
1983-1990 Graduate Assistant, University of Illinois

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

I have a 100% extension appointment with responsibilities for soybeans, vegetables, tree fruit, small fruit and nut (pecan) crops in both commercial and home garden production. My program emphasis is directed at developing, evaluating, demonstrating and implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices in commercial production systems. In recent years my program has focused on monitoring and management of Soybean Rust.