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Tylka Nematology Lab

ISU Plant Pathology and Microbiology / Tylka Nematology Lab / Dr. Greg Tylka

Dr. Greg Tylka

Professor

Department of Plant Pathology
321 Bessey Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011

Phone: 515-294-3021
Fax: 515-294-3851
Email: gltylka@iastate.edu

Education:

  • B.S., Biology, California University of Pennsylvania, 1983.
  • M.S., Biology, California University of Pennsylvania, 1985. Thesis title: The isolation, quantification, and possible integrated control of Cylindrocladium species from Mont Alto and Penn forest tree nursery soils.
  • Ph.D., Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, 1990. Dissertation title: The interactions of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi with Heterodera glycines and soil actinomycetes on soybean.

Employment History:

  • February 1990 to June 1995: Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Iowa State University
  • July 1995 to present: Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Iowa State University

Current Job Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include research on the effects on cultural practices and soybean resistance and tolerance on soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines) population densities and soybean yields. Research also is investigating the basic biology of H. glycines egg hatching, the stimulation and inhibition of hatching of H. glycines eggs with natural and synthetic compounds, and the interactions of soybean insect and weed pests with H. glycines. Extension responsibilities are all plant-parasitic nematode species.

Publications
See publications section

Scientific & Honorary Society Memberships:

Honors and Awards:

  • Production Research Award, United Soybean Board (1998)
  • Outstanding Alumnus Award, Beta Beta Beta, California University of Pennsylvania (1992).