Graduate Student Symposium

Threats on the Horizon: Emergence of Plant Pathogens in the 21st Century 

Friday, September 20, 2013
105 Cargill Auditorium, St. Paul, MN
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

9:00 am


9:15 am

Gathering/Opening statements

9:30 am

"The Role of Science in Plant Health Emergencies"
Russ Bulluck, Ph,D.
Associate Director, USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection & Quarantine
(National Crop Biosecurity)

10:15 am

"Protecting our resources from new and emerging plant pests: Role of the
Minnesota Department of Agriculture"

Kathryn Kromroy and Teresa McDill
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)

11:00 am

Coffee break

11:15 am

"CSI in an Onion Field: Forensic approach to the investigation of
a Fusarium proliferatum disease outbreak"

Jacqueline Fletcher. Ph.D.
Director, National Institute for Microbial Forensics & Food and Agricultural Biosecurity

12:30 pm

 Lunch in Cargill atrium

1:15 pm

Research interest: Thousand Cankers disease of Black Walnut
Ned Tisserat, Ph.D.

Professor and Extension Specialist, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

2:15 pm

"Hickory wilt: A newly recognized disease associated with historical hickory decline"
Jennifer Juzwik, Ph.D.

USDA Forest Service research plant pathologist, UMN, Saint Paul, MN 

3:15 pm

Coffee break

3:30 pm

"Risk-based methods for early detection and post introduction mitigation/monitoring of
exotic arboreal pathogens"

Timothy Gottwald, Ph.D.

USDA-AARS  Research leader and plant pathologist,
U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, Fort Pierce, FL

Graduate Student Symposia  are organized by the Plant Pathology Graduate Student Organization. Symposia are generally planned on a bi-annual basis.

View the current structure of the organization via the Student Union & Activities website.