Dr. Jason Woodward is a plant pathologist whose research program provides relevant
education and field support to clientele in the Southern High Plains of Texas. His
research is focused on disease management issues in peanuts and cotton. Information
generated in his program comes from conducting applied research that address the current
needs of growers in the region, as well as through collaborative efforts with faculty
and personnel from Texas Tech University, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension, and
other University and Industry scientists.
Importance of Graduate Students
"Working with graduate students is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a college
professor," says Woodward. "I could not be an effective researcher without graduate
Dr. Woodward's future research includes integrated disease management by innovative,
cost effective strategies comprised of new fungicides or fungicide combinations, and
cultural practices. Additional aspects of future programs include plant disease epidemiology,
management of fungicide resistance, and plant disease diagnosis.
Jason Woodward, Ph.D. - Professor of Plant Pathology with Joint Appointment with Texas AgriLife Extension