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About Paul Koch, Ph.D


Paul Koch, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of plant pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he conducts research and provides information to professional turf managers on disease management and control. Koch's research article in the August 2013 issue of Golfdom, "Beat the summer heat, plan for snow mold," won a TOCA Award (merit) for turf feature article. Koch can be reached at

Posts by Paul Koch, Ph.D

One shot to succeed for snow mold control Posted on 24 Aug 2017 in the Featured & Research categories.

One of the most important aspects of a superintendent’s job is effectively controlling disease. However, not all turf diseases are created equal. We sometimes observe certain diseases that are not Read more»

Snow mold lessons learned from last winter Posted on 16 Aug 2016 in the 0816 & Research categories.

The winter of 2015-2016 can best be described as unusual, whacky, zany, goofy or any other words that imply it was abnormal for most of the northern United States. December Read more»

One snow mold fungicide to rule them all? Posted on 05 Aug 2015 in the Research categories.

Controlling multiple snow mold species with one application can be done, but not every product mixture provides the same results. People like certainty, and whether it’s the daily weather forecast Read more»

What causes snow mold? Posted on 19 Aug 2014 in the Research categories.

(Hint: it’s more than snow) For most of the country, the winter of 2013-2014 was one to forget… or to remember and hope it never happens again. Brutal cold swept Read more»

Beat the summer heat, plan for snow mold Posted on 23 Aug 2013 in the Research categories.

The dog days of summer are upon us, and it seems a little odd to be thinking about snow mold when you can’t stop sweating. Alas, Mother Nature relentlessly bulldozes Read more»