Daren Mueller is an Associate Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist at Iowa State University (ISU). He is also the coordinator of the ISU Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program, co-director of the North Central IPM Center, and co-director of the Crop Protection Network. Daren received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1999 and 2001. Daren’s main research interests involve understanding the biology and management of field crop diseases. The ISU IPM program, among other things, develops educational materials for agronomic crops and communities, and supports the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic.