Senior Research Scientist
B. S. Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Texas A&M AgriLife Research
6500 Amarillo Blvd West
Amarillo, TX 79106
Office: (806) 354-5815
Ecology and epidemiology of plant diseases.
Mirik, M., Jones, D. C., Workneh, F., Ansley, J., and Rush, C. M. 2011. Satellite remote sensing of wheat infected by Wheat streak mosaic virus. Plant Disease 95:4-12.
Henne, D. C., Workneh, F., Rush, C. M. 2010. Movement of Bactericera cockerelli (Heteroptera: Psyllidae) in relation to potato canopy structure. Journal of Economic Entomology 103:1524-1530.
Henne, D., Workneh, F., Gudmestad, N., and Rush, C. M. 2010. Characterization and epidemiological significance of potato plants grown from seed tubers affected by zebra chip disease. Plant Disease 94:659-665.
Valendia-Parra, M., Rejesus, R., Jones, D. C., Price, J. A., and Workneh, F., Rush, C. M. 2010. Economic impact of the Wheat streak mosaic virus in the Texas High Plains. Crop Protection 29:699-703.
Price, J. A., Workneh, F., Evett, S., Jones, D. C., Arthur, J. and Rush, C. M. 2010. Effects of Wheat streak mosaic virus on root development and water use efficiency of winter wheat. Plant Disease 94:766-770.
Workneh, F., Price, J. A., Jones, D. C., and Rush, C. M. 2010. Wheat streak mosaic: a classic case of plant disease impact on soil water content and crop water-use efficiency. Plant Disease 94:771-774.
Workneh, F., Jones, D. C., and Rush, C. M. 2009. Quantifying wheat yield across the field as function of wheat streak intensity: a state space approach. Phytopathology 99:432-440.
Allen, T. W., Workneh, F., Steddom, K. C. Peterson, G. L., and Rush, C. M. 2008. The influence of tillage on dispersal of Tilletia indica teliospores from a concentrated point source. Plant Disease 92:343-350.
Allen, T. W., Maples, Workneh, F., H. W., Stein, J. M., and Rush, C. M. 2008. Distribution and recovery of Tilletia indica teliospores from regulated wheat fields in Texas. Plant Disease 92:339-343.
Workneh, F., Allen, T. W., Narasimhan, B., Srinivasan, R., and Rush, C. M. 2008. Rainfall and temperature distinguish between Karnal bunt-postive- and negative years in wheat fields in Texas. Phytopathology 98:95-100.
Workneh, F. and Rush, C. M. 2006. Weather factors associated with development of sorghum ergot in the Texas Panhandle. Plant Disease 90:717-722.
Workneh, F., Narasimhan, B., Srinivasan, R., and Rush, C. M., 2006. Assessment of regional site-specific sorghum ergot severity potential using radar-rainfall measurement. Plant Disease 90:704-707.
Workneh, F., Narasimhan, B., Srinivasan, R., and Rush, C. M., 2005. Potential of radar estimated rainfall for plant disease risk forecast. Phytopathology 95:25-27.