Evan Buckner

Evan Buckner

  • Ph.D. Student
  • Advised by: Dr. Paul Esker
211 Buckhout Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802


  • B.Sc. Crop Sciences and Pest Management, University of Arkansas, 2021

Research Interests

Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is a reemerging crop in the United States grown for its fiber, grain, and medicinal properties. In the hemp growing region of the United States and Canada there have been emergence issues caused by soilborne pathogens in the genera Pythium, Fusarium, and Rhizoctonia.

My research focuses on how we can detect soilborne pathogen complexes of infectious species on industrial hemp using factors that favor plant disease. The second aim of this research is focused on targeting black and other hemp farmers of color to add retention of minority owned industrial hemp farms in the United States.

Research Publications

Buckner, Evan and Rojas, Alejandro. (2021). Baseline Sensitivity to demethylation Inhibitor Fungicides in Cercosproa spp. and Corynespora spp. in Arkansas Soybeans. Discovery, Volume (22), pp. 9-13