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Department of Plant Pathology

Welcome to the Department of Plant Pathology

We are a department of plant and microbial scientists, teaching and experimenting alongside our students, the next generation of scientists and leaders.

Our internationally recognized programs and faculty, culturally diverse students, state-of-the-art facilities and friendly atmosphere provide an ideal environment for learning. While browsing our pages, please consider whether joining a community like ours might be the right training experience for you to launch or advance your science career.


Recent news:

(For additional news and announcements, please visit our department Facebook page)


Meet our incoming Department Head!

Dr. Marty Draper will be joining us in July. Marty comes to us from USDA-NIFA where he has served as National Program Leader for Plant Pathology since 2006. Prior to that, Marty was a faculty member at South Dakota State University as an Extension Plant Pathologist. Marty also has extensive experience in disease diagnostics and has been the leader for the National Plant Diagnostic Network. Welcome Marty

Kerri Neugebauer 

Kerri Neugebauer wins the $1,000 Sarachek Travel Award  more



Congratulations to Dr. Bill Bockus, Dr. James Stack and Dr. Barbara Valent for being honored with one of the inaugural BRI Research Fellowships.  more


Narinder Singh

Congratulations to Narinder Singh on being nominated to the Golden Key International Honour Society.


For additional news and announcements, please connect with us at our department Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/kstate.plantpathology/

Welcome to the K-State AgReport website. We are pleased to offer you an additional resource to stay connected with the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension.

Access individual articles from the spring 2016 magazine by clicking on topics in the left column. Use the "submit your notes" tab under Alumni to send us your class notes. 

Download a PDF or flip book* of the full spring 2016 AgReport, featuring Miles McKee, professor emeritus of animal sciences and industry, recipient of the inaugural Don L. Good Impact Award.

We appreciate your comments about how to keep our alumni, parents, stakeholders, and friends informed about the college and K-State Research and Extension.

If you would prefer to read the magazine online instead of receiving a print copy, please send an email to gloria@ksu.edu.

Thank you.


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