Plant Pathology August 2017 eNews


Heading to San Antonio for the Annual APS Meeting (August 5-9)? Our Department will be well represented! Click below for a list of posters, oral presentations, workshops and sessions authored or led by UMN Plant Path students, staff, and faculty. We will also lead a presentation about effectively communicating science. Feel free to submit your questions here and follow us on social media for more conversations (including Facebook live video conversations) about ways to communicate science.


The Field Crops Pathology research and extension group led by Dean Malvick, with assistance from collaborators near and far, has continued its work to understand and reduce the destructive effects of important soybean and corn diseases. Learn more about their efforts this year. 


Leon van Eck's research focusing on the use of whole-genome sequencing data for comparative genomics of disease resistance across multiple species in the Rosaceae was featured in an article on Read more >>

An M.S. student advised by Dean Malvick, Alissa's research focuses on understanding factors in the soil that influence the development of sudden death syndrome on soybeans, and using remote sensing to detect stress of soybean plants caused by sudden death syndrome. Read more >>

Alumnus Dimitre Mollov (Ph.D. 2012) was recently awarded the USDA-ARS Early Career Research Scientist of the Year Award. For more on Mollov read our alumni spotlight. Read more >>