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Steering Committee (SC)

The Steering Committee (SC) exists to ensure comprehensive input from all stakeholders in the scab issue.  It seeks to forge consensus strategies for the the scientific, organizational, and budgetary aspects of the war on scab.  The Steering Committee will next meet in St. Louis, MO on 12/04/18.  To view minutes from previous open steering committee meetings, please click on one of the links below:

Steering Committee (SC) Members - Updated: 12/02/19

Minutes from Open Meetings


Executive Committee (EC) Members

Updated: 1/7/19  (Go to EC's/HQ Home Page)

Rich Horsley, North Dakota State University

Spring Wheat:
Co-Chair - Ruth Dill-Macky, University of Minnesota
Gary Muehlbauer, University of Minnesota

Winter Wheat:
Esten Mason, University of Arkansas
Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky

Durum Wheat:
Shaobin Zhong, North Dakota State University

Private Grower:
Co-Chair - Doyle Lentz (Grower, North Dakota)

Malting Industry:
Mike Davis, American Malting Barley Association

Milling Industry:
Carl Schwinke, Siemer Milling Co., IL

USDA-ARS-NPS Designatued Agency Official to the USWBSI:
Jose Costa, USDA-ARS-NPS, Beltsville, MD


Research Area Committees (RAC) Chairs

Updated: 3/25/20

FHB Management (MGMT) - Go to MGMT's Home Page
Chair, Erick De Wolf, Kansas State University
Food Safety and Toxicology (FST) - Go to FST's Home Page
Chair, Dave Kendra, BASF Plant Science LP
Gene Discovery and Engineering Resistance (GDER) - Go to GDER's Home Page
Chair, Steve Scofield, USDA-ARS, West Lafayette, IN
Pathogen Biology and Genetics (PBG) - Go to PBG's Home Page
Chair, Todd Ward, USDA-ARS, Peroria, IL


Coordinated Project (CP) Committee Chairs

Updated: 3/25/20

Commodity-Based CPs

Variety Development and Host Resistance (VDHR) - Regional Uniform Nurseries - Go to VDHR's Home Page

  • Spring Wheat Parents (SPR) - Andrew Green, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • Northern Soft Winter Wheat (NWW) - Jana Murche, KWS Cereals USA LLC, Champaign, IL
  • Southern Soft Red Winter Wheat (SWW) - Steve Harrison, Louisiana State University