Full Name
Dr Gary Munkvold
Job Title
Iowa State University
Speaker Bio
Gary P. Munkvold is Professor of Plant Pathology at Iowa State University, specializing in Seed Pathology. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Davis, and he has worked for more than 20 years in research, extension, and teaching in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology and Seed Science Center at Iowa State University. He also held a position with Pioneer Hi-Bred Int., Inc., as Research Coordinator for Pathology, Entomology, and Seed Science. His current research program includes work on detection and management of seedborne pathogens; seedling disease management; and epidemiology and management of mycotoxin-producing fungi in corn. He teaches seed pathology and chairs the ISU on-line Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business. He is Co-Director of the Administration Unit for the U.S. National Seed Health System, which works to improve seed health testing methods and facilitate seed exports. Dr. Munkvold is a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Soc. and was awarded the 2019 Iowa Regents’ Award for Faculty Excellence.
Gary Munkvold