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How Did We Do It? Contactless Delivery in the PDC

July 23, 2021

Plant Disease Clinic clients usually have perishable samples that are often large and/or difficult to mail. With about half, the state’s population living or working within an hour’s drive of the lab, hand delivery of samples has always been a popular option.


A look into the life of a RUST PATHOLOGIST

July 1, 2021

Interview with a Rust Pathologist and he goes by the name of Pablo Olivera Firpo.


Eric Nazareno successfully passes Ph.D. defense

June 30, 2021

Graduate student Eric Nazareno (Advisor: Shahryar Kianian and Melania Figueroa) has successfully passed his Ph.D. defense


Becca Hall represented our department as an invited speaker at the North Central American Phytopathological Society Meeting.

June 30, 2021

Becca Hall represented our department as an invited speaker at the North Central American Phytopathological Society Meeting. The theme for this year's meeting was “Teaching Plant Pathology: Challenges and Opportunities”.


Austin Lien wins 1st place at the NCAPS meeting in the student talk competition.

June 30, 2021

Austin Lein wins 1st place at the NCAPS meeting in the student talk competition.


Nick Rajtar has been awarded the Gary Lincoff Mushroom Festival Scholarship for 2021

June 30, 2021

The Gary Lincoff Mushroom Festival is the largest event of this type in the world with a week of lectures, workshops, and forays.


Farewell to Graduate Program Coordinator Susan Kingsbury

June 30, 2021

As of April Susan Kingsbury announced her resignation effective June 30.


Plants and Their People: Dong-gyu Kim

June 10, 2021

Plants and their people" is a series featuring students, faculty, and staff describing their present life in UMN Plant Pathology. Dong-gyu Kim is currently (2021) a graduate student from the University of Minnesota's Department of Plant Pathology.


Ben Held: Fungi Could Beat Emerald Ash Borer on Wisconsin Public Radio

June 1, 2021

Listen to the Wisconsin Public Radio show The Morning Show where PLPA's Ben Held discusses the potential use of fungi to fight invasive species.