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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

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»

Predicting dollar spot just got easier Posted on 12 Apr 2018 in the Research categories.

As spring approaches, some especially devastating diseases once again rear their ugly heads. Argued to be the costliest disease of turfgrass worldwide, dollar spot will be on a lot of Read more»

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 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»