G. Boyd PadgettG. Boyd Padgett 


428 Life Sciences Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-4487
Fax: (225) 578-1415
E-mail: bpadgett@agcenter.lsu.edu  

Curriculum Vitae



Areas of Specialization / Experience

Professor for the LSU AgCenter and LSU College of Agriculture

  • Extension/Research Row Crop Plant Pathologist. Develop disease management programs for row crops (corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanut, soybean, and small grains) and disseminate information to stakeholders.
  • State Small Grains and Peanut Specialist and Interim Soybean Specialist. Evaluate varieties and production practices for small grain and peanut production.
  • Faculty member of the College of Agriculture. Teach and advise graduate students in the discipline of plant pathology.


Teach Plant Disease Management

Other teaching is specific to extension programs in field crop pathology and agronomy, as well as, invited lectures and presentations.

During 2007-2018, I have participated as a speaker in over 170 local, state, and national meetings, as well as, participated in TV, radio programs, and news releases.

Grants and Extramural

Grant funding has amounted to over $3 million during 2004-2018.  Grant funds were provided by USB, USDA, EPA, National Peanut Board, commodity check-off, and private industry.

Book Chapters

Schneider, R., Sikora, E., Padgett, G.B., and Sciumbato, G. 2008. Managing late-season diseases and soybean rust: A southern perspective. In: Using Foliar Fungicides to Manage Soybean Rust: A. Dorrance, M. Draper, and D. Hersman, eds. Land-Grant Universities Cooperating NCERA 208 and OMAF. 111 pp.

Selected Publications

Albu, S., Price, T., Doyle, V., Padgett, B., and Schneider, R. 2016. The G143A mutation is responsible for strobilurin fungicide resistance in Cercospora cf. flagellaris, a leaf blight and purple seed stain pathogen of Louisiana soybean. Plant Health Progress. Online publication. doi:10:1094/PHP-BR-16-0043.

Singh, R., Price, T., Padgett, B., and Burks, T. 2015. First report of sudden death syndrome caused by Fusrium virguliforme in Louisiana. Plant Health Progress. Online publication. doi:10.1094/PHP-BR-15-0031.

Price, P.P, III, Purvis, M.A., Guohong, C., Padgett, G.B., Robertson, C.L., Schneider, R.W., and Albu, S. 2015. Fungicide resistance in Cercospora kikuchii, a soybean pathogen. Plant Dis. 99:1596-1603.

Sikora, E.J., Allen, T.W., Wise, K.A., Bergstrom, G., Bradley, C.A., Bond, J., Brown-Rylewski, D., Chilvers, M., Damicone, J., Dufault, N., Esker, P., Faske, T.R., Giesler, L., Goldberg, N., Golod, J., Gomez, I.R.G., Grau, C., Grybauskas, A., Franc, G., Hammerschmidt, R., Hartman, G.L., Henn, R.A., Hershman, D., Hollier, C., Isakeit, T., Isard, S., Jacobsen, B., Jardine, D., Kemerait, R., Koenning, S., Langham, M., Malvick, D., Markell, S., Marois, J.J., Monfort, S., Mueller, D., Mulrooney, R., Newman, M., Osborne, L., Padgett, G.B., Ruden, B.E., Rupe, J., Schneider, R., Schwartz, H., Shaner, G., Singh, S., Stromberg, E., Sweets, L., Tenuta, A., Vaiciunas, S., Yang, X.B., Young-Kelly, H., Zidek, J., 2014. A coordinated effort to manage soybean rust in North America: A success story in soybean disease monitoring. Plant Dis. 98:864-875.

Cai, G., Schneider, R. W., and Padgett, G. B. 2009. Assessment of lineages of Cercospora kikuchii in Louisiana for aggressiveness and screening soybean cultivars for resistance to Cercospora leaf blight. Plant Dis. 93:868-874.

Mascagni, H.J., Jr., S.A. Harrison, and G.B. Padgett. 2008. Influence of Sulfur Fertility on Wheat Yield Performance on Alluvial and Upland Soils. Commun. In Soil Sci. and Plant Analysis 39(13) 2133-2145.

Robinson, A.F., Westphal, A., Overstreet, C., Padgett, G.B., Greengerg, S.M., Wheeler, T.A., and Stetina, S.R. 2008. Detection of suppressiveness against Rotylenchulus reniformis in soil from cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) fields in Texas and Louisiana. Journal of Nematology 40(1):35-38.

Robinson, A.F., Akridge, R., Bradford, J.M., Cook, C.G., Gazaway, W.S., Kirkpatrick, T.L.,Lawrence, G.W., Lee, G.R., McGawley, E.C., Overstreet, C., Padgett, G.B., Rodriguez-Kabana, R., Westpahal, A., and Young, L.D. 2005. Vertical distribution of Rotylenchulus reniformis in cotton fields. J. of Nematology. 37(3):265-271.

Willrich, M.M., Leonard, B.R., and Padgett, G.B. 2004. Influence of southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula L., on late-season yield losses in cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L. J. Eniv. Entomol. 33:1095-1101.

Louisiana Agriculture

Padgett, B., Price, T., and Harrision, S. 2018. Managing Fusarium head blight (scab) in Louisiana wheat. Louisiana Agriculture 63(3): 28-29.

Price, T., Purvis, M., Pruitt, H., Bartleson, J., Fromme, D., and Padgett, B. 2016. Target spot of cotton: A lion or a lamb? Louisiana Agriculture 59(3):12-14.

Padgett, G.B., Schneider, R., and Hollier, C.A. 2011. Soybean disease management. Louisiana Agriculture 54(2):10-12.

Hollier, C.A., Bollich, P.A., and Padgett, G.B. 2011. Soybean rust sentinel plot program. Louisiana Agriculture 54(2):15.

Boquet, D.J., Leonard, B.R., Padgett, G.B., and Blanche, S.B. 2011. Improving soybean seed quality. Louisiana Agriculture 54(2):16-18.

Blanche, S.B., Boquet, D.J., Sterling, S., Harrell, D.L., Padgett, G.B., Udeigwe, T.K., Viator, H.P., and Hollier, C.A. 2011. Louisiana soybean variety testing program. Louisiana Agriculture 54(2):18-19.

Leonard, B.R., Boquet, D.J., Padgett, G.B., Davis, J.A., Schneider, R., Griffin, J.L., Valverde, R.A., and Levy, R.J.  2011. Soybean green plant malady contributing factors and mitigation. Louisiana Agriculture 54(2):32-34.

Padgett, G.B., Purvis, M.A., Harrison, S.A., Mascagni, R., and Hollier, C.A. 2010. Disease management in Louisiana wheat. Louisiana Agriculture 53(3):12-13.

Padgett, G.B., Hollier, C.A., Mascagni, H.J., and Purvis, M.A. 2009. Foliar-applied fungicides in corn: Does it pay? Louisiana Agriculture 52(3):26-27.

Hollier, C. A., G. Boyd Padgett, and Raymond W. Schneider.  2007. Asian Soybean Rust.  Living With...Learning About...Keeping at Bay. Louisiana Agriculture 50(1):15-16.

Padgett, G.B., Harrison, S., Colyer, P., Mascagni, R., and Hollier, C. 2006. Managing stripe rust in Louisiana. Louisiana Agriculture 49(4):15-16.

Harrison, S., Mascagni, R., and Padgett, G.B. 2006. Wheat and oat variety releases. Louisiana Agriculture 49(4):11.

Harrison, S., Arceneaux, K., Mascagni, R., and Padgett, G.B. 2006. Reassembling the mix: Breeding leads to better wheat, oat varieties. Louisiana Agriculture 49(4):8-10.

Mascagni, H.J., Harrison, S.A., Padgett, G.B., Bell, B. 2006. Influence of seeding rate on wheat yield potential. Louisiana Agriculture 49(4):19.

Mascagni, R., Harrison, S, Padgett, B., and Bell, B. 2005. Influence of soil type on wheat’s response to sulfur fertilization. Louisiana Agriculture 48(3):20-21.

Padgett, G.B., Colyer, P.D., and Whitam, H.K. 2004. Bronze wilt in Louisiana Cotton. Louisiana Agriculture 47(3):24-25.

Padgett, G.B., Schneider, R.W., and Whitam, H.K. 2003. Foliar-applied fungicides in soybean disease management. Louisiana Agriculture 46(1):7-9.

Burris, E., Costello, R., Padgett, G.B., Overstreet, C., and Wolcott, M. 2003. Using remote sensing and GPS in nematode control. Louisiana 46(3):11-12.

Padgett, G.B., Colyer, P., Burris, E., and Whitam, K. 2002. Hopper-box applied fungicides for management of cotton seedling diseases. Louisiana Agriculture 45(1):10-11.

Colyer, P., Padgett, G.B., Caldwell, W.D., and Vernon, P.R. 2002. Cotton yields unaffected by boll dangle. Louisiana Agriculture 45(3):12-13.