Plant Pathology July 2019 eNews

Features

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that Dr.
Brian Steffenson, Professor and Lieberman-Okinow Endowed Chair of Cereal Disease Research at the
University of Minnesota, is the 2019 recipient of the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award.
Steffenson is receiving the award for his renowned international agriculture research as well as his career-
long commitment to helping put his research into practice across the globe.

The Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota requests nominations for the E.C. Stakman
Award. The award is granted to individuals of any country and nationality for outstanding achievements in plant
pathology.

News

The bacterial canker pathogen is spread long distances and introduced to new areas through infected seed or transplants. The disease easily spreads between seedlings in a transplant production greenhouse through workers' hands, equipment, and pruning and clipping of transplants, so one infected seed can potentially result in many infected transplants, through which the disease can become established in high tunnels or fields.

Resent travel of students and faculty to SON Annual Meeting 2019, ICMPMI meeting, and more. It has been a busy summer! 

 

Congratulations to Crystal Langeberg and Marina McCuskey for being awarded the Finance and budget award during the 2019 CFANS Finance and Budget ‘FAB’ Awards

The Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota requests nominations for the E.C. Stakman
Award. The award is granted to individuals of any country and nationality for outstanding achievements in plant
pathology.

The past 12 months have brought significant recognition for our students, staff, and faculty. In addition to nearly $25,000 in departmental awards supporting our mission (thank you, donors!), our students, staff, and faculty have earned university and national awards, underscoring their talents, passion, and accomplishments. 

Updates

Welcome back Chana Johnston to the Department of Plant Pathology as Administrative Support Specialist