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Plant Pathology Research

Our faculty and staff spearhead groundbreaking research that supports the production and conservation goals of Kansans.

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Developing disease management practices for growers.

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Building stronger understanding of pathogen genetics to improve disease management.

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Unraveling the connection between plants and microbes.

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Unique Research Opportunities for Students

Each of our graduate students works closely with their major professor to develop a degree program within on of our research areas. This research is crucial to the success and function of the department and the producers we reach statewide with our extension programs.

Learn about our graduate research opportunities


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Research Informed Services

Our research informs our suite of services offered to producers and other researchers nationwide. This allows us to stay on top of the problems facing industry members and farmers every day.

Get to know our lab services