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Hillary Mehl
Research Plant Pathologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Comparison of current peanut fungicides against Athelia rolfsii through a laboratory bioassay of detached plant tissues - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wei, X., Langston, D.B., Mehl, H.L. 2022. Comparison of current peanut fungicides against Athelia rolfsii through a laboratory bioassay of detached plant tissues. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-12-21-2789-RE.
Genetic diversity of Aspergillus flavus associated with chili in Nigeria and identification of haplotypes with potential in aflatoxin mitigation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Singh, P., Mehl, H.L., Orbach, M.J., Callicott, K.A., Cotty, P.J. 2022. Genetic diversity of Aspergillus flavus associated with chili in Nigeria and identification of haplotypes with potential in aflatoxin mitigation. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-07-21-1464-RE.
Spatial and temporal population dynamics of Aspergillus flavus in commercial pistachio orchards in Arizona - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ching'Anda, C., Atehnkeng, J., Bandyopadhyay, R., Callicott, K.A., Orbach, M., Cotty, P.J., Mehl, H.L. 2022. Spatial and temporal population dynamics of Aspergillus flavus in commercial pistachio orchards in Arizona. Plant Health Progress. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-10-21-0128-RS.
Meta-analysis of the field efficacy of seed- and soil-applied nematicides on Meloidogyne incognita and Rotylenchulus reniformis across the U. S. Cotton Belt - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Faske, T.R., Kandel, Y., Allen, T.W., Grabau, Z.J., Kemerait, R.C., Lawrence, G.W., Lawrence, K.S., Mehl, H.L., Overstreet, C., Thiessen, L.D., Wheeler, T. 2022. Meta-analysis of the field efficacy of seed- and soil-applied nematicides on Meloidogyne incognita and Rotylenchulus reniformis across the U. S. Cotton Belt. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-07-21-1529-RE.
Enzymatic degradation is an effective means to reduce aflatoxin contamination in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmidt, M., Mao, Y., Opoku, J., Mehl, H.L. 2021. Enzymatic degradation is an effective means to reduce aflatoxin contamination in maize. BioMed Central (BMC)Biotechnology. 21. Article 70. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12896-021-00730-6.
Distribution of G143A mutations conferring fungicide resistance in Virginia populations of Parastagonospora nodorum infecting wheat - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kaur, N., Mehl, H.L. 2022. Distribution of G143A mutations conferring fungicide resistance in Virginia populations of Parastagonospora nodorum infecting wheat. Plant Health Progress. 23(1):28-32. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-05-21-0082-RS.
Temperature influences on interactions among aflatoxigenic species of aspergillus section flavi during maize colonization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ching'Anda, C., Atehnkeng, J., Bandyopadhyay, R., Callicott, K.A., Orbach, M.J., Cotty, P.J., Mehl, H.L. 2021. Temperature influences on interactions among aflatoxigenic species of aspergillus section flavi during maize colonization. Frontiers in Fungal Biology. 2. Article 720276. https://doi.org/10.3389/ffunb.2021.720276.
Identifying optimal wavelengths as disease signatures using hyperspectral sensor and machine learning - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wei, X., Aguilera, M., Langston, D.B., Mehl, H.L., Li, S. 2021. Identifying optimal wavelengths as disease signatures using hyperspectral sensor and machine learning. Remote Sensing. 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13142833.
Soybean yield loss estimates due to diseases in the United States and Ontario, Canada from 2015-2019 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bradley, C.A., Hartman, G.L., Mehl, H.L. 2021. Soybean yield loss estimates due to diseases in the United States and Ontario, Canada from 2015-2019. Plant Health Progress. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-01-21-0013-RS.
New reference genomes and comparative genomics analyses in Aspergillus flavus - (Abstract Only)
Phenotypic differentiation of two morphologically similar aflatoxin producers from West Africa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Singh, P., Callicott, K.A., Orbach, M., Cotty, P.J., Mehl, H.L. 2020. Phenotypic differentiation of two morphologically similar aflatoxin producers from West Africa. Toxins. 12(10). Article 656. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins12100656.
Sequence of host contact influences the outcome of competition among Aspergillus flavus isolates during host tissue invasion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mehl, H.L., Cotty, P.J. 2011. Sequence of host contact influences the outcome of competition among Aspergillus flavus isolates during host tissue invasion. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 77(5):1691-1697.
Variation in Competitive ability among Isolates of Aspergillus flavus from Different Vegetative Compatibility Groups during Maize Infection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mehl, H.L., Cotty, P.J. 2010. Variation in Competitive ability among Isolates of Aspergillus flavus from Different Vegetative Compatibility Groups during Maize Infection. Phytopathology. 100:150-159.