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About Paul Koch, Ph.D

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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 plkoch@wisc.edu.

Posts by Paul Koch, Ph.D

Super Science: The bizarro snow mold year Posted on 30 Sep 2021 in the Featured & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Paul Koch, Ph.D., looks at two case studies that searched for a reason as to why snow mold barely affected northern areas while hammering southern areas. Read more»

Super Science: Preventive fungicide applications for dollar spot control on creeping bentgrass fairways Posted on 10 Jun 2021 in the Featured & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Paul Koch, Ph.D., and Kurt Hockemeyer delve into preventive fungicide applications for dollar spot control on creeping bentgrass fairways. Read more»

Super Science: A year of research in review Posted on 04 Dec 2020 in the From the Magazine & Research categories.

Mike Kenna offers a look at all of the best turfgrass research that has been published by Golfdom within the past year of 2020. Read more»

Snow mold strikes again Posted on 03 Aug 2020 in the Research categories.

Paul Koch, Ph.D., describes snow mold control methods and look backs at the 2019-2020 winter to help prepare for 2020-2021. Read more»

Things I learned about snow mold last winter Posted on 06 Aug 2019 in the Research categories.

Every winter is different. Some are snowier than others, some are colder than others and some have those dreaded ice events. Sometimes our research plots have lots of snow mold, Read more»

The thin white line: Snow mold control Posted on 15 Aug 2018 in the Research categories.

Snow mold is one of the primary diseases of golf course turf in Wisconsin, as it is in much of the northern United States. Depending on your location, snow mold Read more»