Vision and Mission


The Department of Plant Pathology will continually develop and foster excellent research, extension and teaching programs in applied plant disease management as well as molecular and conventional biology of host plant pathogen interactions, while satisfying the requirements of food safety, profitability, resource sustainability and environmental stewardship in crop production systems in Arkansas and the U.S.


The mission of the Department of Plant Pathology is to educate students and the public about plant diseases and to conduct basic and problem-solving research that results in new knowledge to minimize crop losses, ensure sustainable agricultural productivity and enhance the stewardship of our natural resources and environment.