Mandy Bish, PhD

Assistant Professor

Plant Science & Technology

Contact Information

Phone (573) 882-9878
Address 214 Waters Hall


BS, Plant Sciences, University of Missouri
PhD, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland
Postdoc, USDA Foreign Disease Weed Science Research Unit, Fort Detrick, MD


Mandy is an assistant research professor and State Extension Specialist in field crop pathology. Her research focuses mostly on sustainable management of diseases to soybean, corn and wheat. Bish’s program uses multiple approaches to carry out research including on-farm strip trials, small plot research, and molecular analyses. She is also the coordinator of MU’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program and director of SCN Diagnostics. Bish grew up on a beef/row crop operation in central Missouri and has a passion to find research-based disease management solutions for Missouri farmers.

Selected Publications

Shergill, L.S., Bish, M.D., Jugulam, M., & Bradley, K.W. (2018). Molecular and physiological characterization of six-way resistance in an Amaranthus tuberculatus var. rudis biotype from Missouri. Pest Management Science, 74(12), 2688-2698.

Bish, M., & Bradley, K. (2017). Survey of Missouri Pesticide Applicator Practices, Knowledge, and Perceptions. Weed Technology, 31(2), 165-177. doi:10.1017/wet.2016.27

Harris, D., Kendrick, M., King, Z., Pedley, K., Walker, D., Cregan, P., Buck, J., Phillips, D., Li Z & Boerma, H.R. (2015). Identification of Unique Genetic Sources of Soybean Rust Resistance from the USDA Soybean Germplasm Collection. Crop Science, 55(5), 2161.

Kendrick, M.D., Harris, D.K., Ha, B.K., Hyten, D.L., Cregan, P.B., Frederick, R.D., Boerma, H.R. & Pedley, K.F. (2011). Identification of a Second Asian Soybean Rust Resistance Gene in Hyuuga Soybean. Phytopathology, 101(5), 535-43.

Kendrick, M. D., & Chang, C. (2008). Ethylene signaling: new levels of complexity and regulation. Current opinion in plant biology, 11(5), 479-85.

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