Alison Robertson

Professor of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Extension Field Crops Pathologist
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Dr. Alison Robertson is a professor of plant pathology and microbiology. She provides extension education on the diagnosis and management of corn and soybean diseases. Her research interests include Pythium seedling disease of corn and soybean and Goss's wilt. Dr. Robertson received her bachelor's degree in plant pathology in 1991 from the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, and came to the United States in 1999 to pursue a doctoral degree in plant pathology at Clemson University. She started working at Iowa State University in May 2004.

Area of Expertise: 
Plant pathology
Corn diseases
Crop protection
B.S., Plant Pathology, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 1991
Ph.D., Plant Pathology, Clemson University