Texas Tech University

Research Highlight: Jason Woodward

Research Focus

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 students."

Research Future

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

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Department of Plant and Soil Science