Plant Pathology July 2017 eNews
In part two of this video series, Brian Schwingle, alumnus (M.S. 2007) and Minnesota Department of Tree Insect and Disease Specialist, provides a few ways Heterobasidion root disease can be prevented in pine plantations. Watch >>
This month the department held events recognizing outstanding achievements of two of our alumni. On June 2nd the department hosted an award ceremony for Mike Wingfield (Ph.D. 1983), who was on campus to receive his 2016 Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals. On June 20 the department hosted Dick Frederiksen ( M.S.1957 Ph.D.1961) and several guests. During the event Dick presented his 1998 Jakob Eriksson Prize to the department as a lasting reminder of the impact of our field. Read more >>
The forest and shade tree pathology laboratory group led by Jennifer Juzwik (Adjunct Associate Professor) and working out of the St. Paul Annex of the Northern Research Station, U.S. Forest Service, has both ongoing and exciting new research and development activities to report on this year. Read more in this month's faculty update.
As the National Program Leader for Plant Pathology with the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture, alumna Rubella Goswami (Ph.D. 2005) works with programs in the Plant Protection area, supporting initiatives that protect food production systems and ensure the long-term viability of agriculture. Read more >>
"The improvement of plant health (and yields) can only be successfully achieved after a clear understanding is made of what is reducing plant health in the first place. This is where the Plant Disease Clinic (PDC), can help." Learn more about the PDC in Minnesota Crop News.