Soybean Research Principal Investigator Profile – Sam Markell

Sam Markell is a professor and Extension plant pathologist at North Dakota State University. The focus of his Extension and research program is to develop and deliver management recommendations to growers to help them manage important diseases of soybean and other broadleaf crops in North Dakota.

Together with his crew and students, Markell conducts a large, applied field research program with high quality foliar and soil-borne trials that support the crop protection industry in North Dakota. He is known as a highly regarded authority on plant disease management.

Markell has been an excellent advisor and mentor to a number of high-quality graduate students who have subsequently become effective extension educators and crop protection industry scientists.