According to the University of Arkansas's plant pathology program, understanding the nature and control of plant diseases that affect our lives is the central mission. The Department of Plant Pathology conducts research, extension, teaching and service focused on understanding and controlling plant diseases. The Department faculty focus on disease management in crops, fungal plant pathogen biology, host/pathogen genetics, molecular host-pathogen interactions, nematology, virology, plant bacterial pathogens, and biological control. The department is dedicated to educating the next generation of agricultural scientists as well as the general public and agriculture industry about plant diseases and appropriate management methods that balance environmental and economic concerns. Programs are actively supported by federal, state, and private sources - providing a stimulating atmosphere for student achievement and professional reward. Research areas include plant disease management, fungal biology, plant biotechnology, nematology, host-pathogen interactions, virology and biological control.

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