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Sean Toporek

Sean Toporek


Assistant Professor - Specialty Crops Pathology, Director of SDState Local Foods Education Center

Office Building

Raven Precision Agriculture Center

Mailing Address

Raven Precision Ag Building
Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science-Box 2100A
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Ph.D. Plant Pathology
Clemson University 2022

M.S. Plant Pathology
Clemson University 2020

B.S. Agroecology
Iowa State University 2013

Academic Interests

I blend applied plant pathology research with genetics and genomics to better understand South Dakota’s specialty crop disease issues.

Academic Responsibilities

HO111 Introduction to Horticulture
HO434 Local Food Production
HO435 Local Food Production: Harvest and Storage
HO414 Plant Propogation



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