Paul L Koch, Ph.D.

Paul Koch, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his bachelor's and master’s degrees and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he majored in Plant Pathology and minored in Molecular and Environmental Toxicology. Koch also oversees the Turfgrass Fungicide Testing Program at the University of Wisconsin. It is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. and tests approximately 200 fungicide treatments annually for efficacy against both winter and summer turfgrass diseases. Koch’s research focuses primarily on developing precision disease management strategies for snow mold and dollar spot in turfgrass, investigating the fate and impact of turfgrass pesticides in the environment, and the turfgrass microbiome.