- Dr. Kimberly Cochran
- Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist
- 830-278-9151, ext. 230
I work with a wide variety of crops in the Texas Winter Garden and the expanse of district 10 that spans from Bastrop in the east to Bracketville, TX in the west. I have ongoing projects on spinach, grape, pecan, olive, and sesame. Producers of many specialty crops need more research and disease information support, and I strive to provide that to them while being mindful of sustainable practices and water conservation. I have interests in working with a variety of foliar and soilborne diseases, which are influenced by the needs of producers in my area and the state of Texas. These currently include, Pierce’s Disease on grape, Anthracnose and Stemphylium Leaf Spots on spinach, Cotton Root Rot (aka Texas Root Rot) on a variety of hosts, and root rots of sesame. I enjoy working directly with producers to serve their needs and to serve the people of Texas.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Cochran, K.A., Spurlock, T. In progress. First report of Rhizoctonia Root Rot caused by Rhizoctonia solani on sesame in Texas.
Cochran, K.A., Steger, A., Holland, R., and J. Rupe. In review. Soybean cultivar and fungicide application effects on seed quality, vigor, and microflora under delayed harvest conditions. Seed Technol.
Liu, B., Feng, C., Correll, J., Stein, L., Cochran, K., du Toit, L., and Correll, J.C. 2017. Survey of Spinach leaf spot diseases in Texas. (Abstr.) Phytopathology.
Cochran, K.A. et al. ed: Gauthier, N. A day in the life of extension specialist. Online.
Cochran, K.A., and Black, M. Tropical Cotton Rust. American Phytopathology Society Cotton Compendium. APS Press. In press.
Cochran, K.A., and Black, M. Southwest Cotton Rust. American Phytopathology Society Cotton Compendium. APS Press. In press.
Popp, M., Wolfe, E., Gbur, E., Rupe,J., C. Rothrock, Cochran, K., and A. Steger. 2016. Storage environment effects on soybean seed emergence and estimated cost of production. J of Seed Technol. 37(2):137-150.
Cochran, K.A., and Rothrock, C.S. 2015. Brassica Green Manure Amendments for Management of Rhizoctonia solani in Two Annual Ornamental Crops in the Field. HortScience. 50:555-558.
Smith, S., Roberson, S., and Cochran, K.A. 2014. First report of Downy Mildew on blackberry caused by Peronospora sparsa in Arkansas. Plant Disease. 98:1585.
Cochran, K.A., Rupe, J.C., Holland, R., and Steger, A. 2014. Effect of cultivar, fungicide, and delayed harvest on soybean seed quality. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 104:S2.2.
Cochran, K.A., Rupe, J.C., and Srivastava, S. 2013. A sequencing approach to soybean seed microflora assessment. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 103:28.
Cochran, K.A., Rupe, J.C., Holland, R., Steger, A., Palmer, A., and Geoke, S. 2012. Effects of planting environment and seed quality on the field emergence of soybean. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 102:S4.25.
Extension Publications and Factsheets
Cochran, K.A., Ong, K., Merchant, M., and Vafaie, E. In review. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Master Gardener Handbook.
Cochran, K.A. In review. Spinach Anthracnose. TAMU AgriLife Extension Library publication.
Cochran, K.A. In review. Hydroponic vegetable diseases and their management. TAMU AgriLife Extension Library publication.
Cochran, K.A. In review. Rhizoctonia solani and Macrophomina phaseolina root rot of sesame. TAMU AgriLife Extension Library publication.
Cochran, K.A., Alabi, O., and Isakeit, T. 2016. Downy Mildew of Spinach: PLPM-SPIN001-2016.
Cochran, K.A., and Alabi, O. 2016. Alternaria leaf blight of carrot. TAMU AgriLife Extension, Bookstore. PLPM-CARR001-2016. https://amarillo.tamu.edu/files/2016/07/Alternaria-Leaf-Blight-of-Carrot-2016-1.pdf
Cochran, K.A. 2016. Take All Root Rot of St. Augustine grass.
Cochran, K.A. and Black, M. 2016. Control of Dodder, updated in 2016.
Cochran, K.A. 2016. Sesame root rot: Always Phytophthora?
Cochran, K.A. 2015. Be on the lookout for sesame root rots in the Winter Garden. Specialist newsletter.
Special industry or commodity group reports or handbooks
Cochran, K.A. 2017. Spinach 2016-2017 season review handbook for Texas Wintergarden Spinach Producers’ Board
Cochran, K.A. 2016. Spinach 2015-2016 season review handbook for Texas Wintergarden Spinach Producers’ Board
Cochran, K.A. 2016. Photo bulletin of commonly occurring spinach diseases of 2015-2016
Cochran, K.A. 2016. Sesame diseases of Texas photo handbook-ongoing project
Cochran, K.A. 2016. Hydroponic fodder production environmental stress and epidemiology report
Cochran, K.A. 2016. Hydroponic fodder production seed testing reports and interpretations, 12, various dates.