For Plant Pathology Alumna Kathy Kromroy (M.S. 1982, Ph.D. 1999), her work as a Research Plant Pathologist in the Plant Protection Unit of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture extends far beyond conducting research on the different crop groups and pathogens prevalent throughout Minnesota. Kromroy has fostered an inter-institutional relationship between the Department of Plant Pathology, other University partners (University of Minnesota Extension and the Plant Disease Clinic) and the MDA, generating new collaborations that solve plant disease problems across the state.
Robert Noyd Plant Pathology PhD (1995) recently published two books. The most recent, "Mycology Guide: Key Terms and Concepts," was published through American Phytopathological Society Press. This is the second edition of the original "Mycology Reference Cards" published in 2000. The guide serves as a reference for all of those who wish to learn more about mycology.