Dr. Kimberly Cochran

Plant Pathology and Microbiology

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Dr. Kimberly Cochran
Assistant Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist




Kimberly’s program focuses on management of plant diseases of crops in the Winter Garden and surrounding area. She has an interest in sustainability at all levels of agricultural production, and incorporating water management strategies as part of a Best Practices Disease Management Plan for producers. Kimberly is interested in utilizing seed treatments to improve plant health and reduce the impact of diseases as part of a complete disease management program. Kimberly also hosts and participates in educational workshops for producers and those interested in plant sciences and plant pathogen management, including 4-H groups.


  • >Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2015
  • >M.S., University of Arkansas, 2009
  • >B.S., University of Central Arkansas, 2002



American Phytopathology Society; member, past committee chair Early Career Professionals
Southern Division American Phytopathology Society: member



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