|Plant Pathology Career Opportunities in the Seed Industry|
S. A. ROSENBERGER (1). (1) Monsanto, Woodland, CA, U.S.A.
The seed industry is comprised of companies that develop, produce and distribute seed products all over the world for a variety of crops. There are a number of exciting and rewarding career opportunities for plant pathologists in the seed industry. From finding new sources of disease and insect resistance, to conducting product performance and efficacy trials, to defining seed trade policy, plant pathologists play an integral role in seed development, distribution and regulation. Students interested in a career in industry will need to actively apply technical knowledge and skills gained in graduate school to create and deliver products that address grower needs. In addition, individuals will also need to demonstrate behavioral competencies that enable teamwork, foster innovation and support collaboration to achieve business results.