Plant Pathology News

Michelle Grabowski, UMN Extension Educator, discusses powdery mildew and how it might be affecting plants in your garden this spring.  Read the article in Extension's Yard and Garden News.

Congratulations to Austin Case who successfully completed his Ph.D. program earlier this month. Advised by Brian Steffenson, Case's thesis was titled Genetics, Sources, and Mapping Of Stem Rust Resistance In Barley. 

Vergel Concibido was awarded the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus award from the Department of Plant Pathology. His former advisor Nevin Young nominated Vergel for this award. Read more >>

Bob Blanchette writes about an amazing ganoderma with a fascinating history for Fungi Magazine. Historic Wonders of the Fungal World: the evil demon hand and Fungus digitatus. Read more >>

The Blanchette Lab has created educational videos about Heterobasidion root disease, its impact, and how to prevent and manage it in pine plantations. The first video includes forest pathologist Ben Held discussing background information about the disease and how to identify the pathogen. Watch the video>>

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Pablo Olivera Firpo to the Plant Pathology Faculty.  Pablo was appointed Research Assistant Professor beginning Monday, May 1.  Pablo's appointment is made following an extensive evaluation process by the Plant Pathology faculty and CFANS Deans. Read more>>

Plant Pathology 3 Minute Thesis CompetitionOn April 21st the department held its first ever 3 Minute Thesis Competition. The goal of this competition is to get students to translate their research and its importance for a general audience, all in 3 minutes or less! Read more and find out who the winner was. 

On April 28 the department celebrated another year of amazing work by the faculty, students, staff, alumni, and friends. The department awarded a total of $11,397 between 29 award recipients. Look to next month's eNews to learn more about this year's many winners. 

Plant Pathology Professor Ben LockhartThe plant virology lab continues to be a vibrant hub of activity including several students, new projects, grants, talks, and publications. Learn more about research, teaching, and other projects from the Lockhart lab. 

At its recent 2016 annual national meeting in Roanoke, VA, the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators (AAPSE) named associate Extension professor Dean Herzfeld as Fellow. Read more >>