Dr. Herbert Cole, Jr.

Dr. Herbert Cole, Jr.

Dr. Herbert Cole, Jr., was named an Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Agricultural Sciences for 2006. Dr. Cole received his B.S. in Agronomy, M.S. in Botany, and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Penn State. Dr. Cole retired as Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology in 2005 after more than 50 years of service to the university, including seven years as head of the Department of Plant Pathology.

Dr. Cole is known for his research and educational programs on the control of plant diseases using low-cost, environmentally sound techniques; the effect of tillage systems on the fate of pesticides in soil and water; and sustainable agriculture methods.

Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology


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