Jim studied Botany at Iowa State University (BS), Plant Pathology at Kansas State University (MS) and Botany (Mycology) at the University of Tennessee (Ph.D.). Meaningful experiences included teaching in the Peace Corps and being Research Postdoctoral Fellow at Illinois State University. Jim served as a Pathologist, Technical Services and Quality Assurance Manager for an international seed company from 1972 to 1987 when he became the founder and CEO of Professional Seed Research, Inc. Dr. Dodd is also the manager partner of PSR Global Genetics LLC.
Stalk rot is an international and perennial problem with growing corn. This book describes of the causes of stalk rot in corn leading to suggestions for growers, seed companies, agronomists and corn breeders on reducing the occurence of corn stalk rot.