Plant Pathology News

PLPA graduate student Feng Li was awarded a MnDRIVE Global Food Ventures Graduate Fellowship.

The Department of Plant Pathology had a strong showing at the North Central American Phytopathological Society (NCAPS) meeting in East Lansing, MI on June 11-12.

Senior Marissa Scherven of Soybean Pathology, advised by Dr. James Kurle, was among the 104 undergraduate students that were accepted to present research at the 2015 Winchell Undergraduate Science Symposium on April 25th.

This fellowship is awarded to University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellows who have been accepted to present their research at national or international conference.

Dean Malvick, associate professor in the Deparment of Plant Pathology has been awarded the Distinguished Extension/Outreach Award. 

In collaboration with the Zooniverse @ UMN project and the University Libraries, the Department of Plant Pathology sponsored a workshop discussing the utilization of citizen science to help solve research problems.

PhD graduate student, Joshua Kielsmeier-Cook has been awarded the University of Minnesota's prestigious Stanwood Johnston Fellowship for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

Matthew Rouse recently received the 2014 ARS MWA Early Career Research Scientist of the Year award. 

Graduate Research Assistant, Joshua Havill, is teaching a course for homebrewers centered around growing hops at home at a variety of locations around the metro! The aim of the course is to give a home-gardener a basic working knowledge about the history of hops and beer, how they are utilized during the brewing process, the botany of hops, followed by developing a practical skill set for growing hops and the things to be considered for growing them at home.  Havill will also discuss topics related to fertility and nutrition, soil characteristics, hop diseases, as well as certain aspects of research being done at the University.