Plant Pathology News

The Plant Pathology Faculty met in retreat at Como Park Conservatory and Zoo on Friday, October 25 2019

Pathovar Identification and Genetic Diversity of Xanthomonas translucens strains isolated from weedy grasses and cultivated wild rice in Minnesota

Welcome, new graduate students fall 2019!

Plant Disease Clinic Lab Update for the summer/fall of 2019

Congratulations to Yanhong Dong, who was recently promoted from Assistant Research Professor to Associate Research Professor.  Yanhong earned her Ph.D. degree in Inorganic Chemistry at Nanjing University. She joined our department in 2002 as a Research Associate, leading the Mycotoxin Diagnostic Laboratory. 

Blanchette Lab Update for the summer of 2019. Lots of new research and exciting findings coming out of the forest pathology group. 

The annual meeting of the North Central APS North Central Division was held concurrently. The department was well represented at both! At least 15 faculty, postdocs, research staff, and graduate students attended.

Plant Health 2019 meeting in Cleveland, Ohio (August 3-7), several current and former department members were recognized for their contributions to the American Phytopathological Society (APS) and to the field of plant pathology. 

The Mycological Society of America’s annual meeting was held in Minneapolis at the UMN campus. In addition to 3 days of symposia and presented papers, there were a number of socials and outreach programs.

Kasia Duellman is an assistant professor in the Extension Department and a Seed Potato Specialist at the University of Idaho. Duellman’s research focuses on all aspects of seed potato production, with the overall goal of improving quality. Specific emphasis is on pathogens important to seed potato production and seed health and to seed-related aspects of commercial potato production. Her extension program focuses on providing relevant, timely, science-based, non-biased information to growers and the industry. Duellman received her B.S., Arizona State University, 1989, M.S., University of Minnesota, 1993, and Ph.D., North Dakota State University, 2015.