Monsanto Vegetable Seeds
Staci is the North America Plant Health Lead for the vegetable division of Monsanto. She received her BS from the University of California, Davis in Plant Biology and her MS degree from Iowa State in Seed Technology and Business. Staci has a diverse plant pathology background with experience in post-harvest diseases of fruits and vegetables, biopesticide efficacy testing, seed health testing and disease resistance discovery and development. She started her career with AgraQuest, Inc. conducting discovery and quality assurance assays for novel bio-pesticide compounds. Staci later moved to Syngenta where she managed seed health testing for seedborne diseases of small-seeded vegetable crops and developed diagnostic assays for a wide variety of vegetable pathogens. In her current role, she leads a team that supports product discovery and development through disease resistance phenotyping and pathogen diagnosis.