Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Dr. Cochran

Dr. Cochran

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.


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



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

Southern Division American Phytopathology Society: member


Plant Pathology Links


Links to selected common plant disease in Texas

Cotton Root Rot

Charcoal Rot

Root Knot Nematodes

Nematodes, Other than Root Knot

Stem and Root Rot

Viral Diseases

Wilt Diseases


Other Information

Drought Symptoms in Plants

Contact Dr. Cochran at:

830-278-9151 ext 230