Amber L. Neils

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Research: Alternaria leaf blight of American ginseng

Amber Neils

Amber harvesting roots from a ginseng garden.

Email Amber: 164 Plant Biology Lab
517-355-4576

  • B.S., Biology, State University of New York at Geneseo
  • Master Naturalist, Michigan State University Extension

I am currently researching methods to improve control of Alternaria leaf blight on American ginseng.  I have conducted fungicide efficacy trials, tested a disease forecasting program and evaluated the population of Wisconsin Alternaria isolates for resistance to strobilurin fungicides.  I plan to use my doctorate degree in extension activities, helping to generate even more applied research and passing it onto growers in order to help solve problems both big and small.

Amber’s Abstracts

Neils, A.L., and Hausbeck, M.K.  2016.  Leaf blight is in the forecast.  Phytopathology 106(Suppl. 1):S1.6.  Poster, American Phytopathological Society North Central Division Meeting.

Townes, A., and Hausbeck, M.K.  2014.  From drupe to seedling: Seed pathology of American ginseng.  Phytopathology 104(Suppl. 3):S3.176.  Poster, American Phytopathological Society North Central Division Meeting.

Other Publications

Townes, A.L., Harlan, B.R., and Hausbeck, M.K.  2014.  Evaluation of fungicides to control Alternaria blight on ginseng, 2013.  Plant Disease Management Reports 8:V301.

Townes, A.L., Harlan, B.R., and Hausbeck, M.K.  2014.  Evaluation of fungicides to control Alternaria blight on ginseng, 2013.  Plant Disease Management Reports 8:V302.