Author Bio

Daniel S. Egel conducts statewide vegetable disease research and extension programs at Purdue University.   Current efforts include managing tomato diseases with organic or alternative products and finding solutions to Fusarium wilt of watermelon transplants. Dr. Egel also runs the national MELCAST program, a weather-based disease-forecasting program.  Dan is the lead pathologist for the annual Midwest Vegetable Production Guide. Dan received his B.S. degree in Botany from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, his M.S. degree in Forestry from Purdue University and his Ph.D degree in plant pathology from the University of Florida. Dan works at the Southwest Purdue Ag Center in Vincennes, IN in the southwestern portion of Indiana. Reach Dan via phone at 812-886-0198 or via email at