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Eva Henningsen has successfully passed her Master’s thesis defense

Eva Henningsen successfully passed her Master's thesis.


Plant Pathology members recognized at the 2021 CFANS Spring College Assembly

Plant Pathology members recognized at the 2021  CFANS Spring College Assembly


Celebrating our Department: Seeking Ideas for Spring Recognition Activities

As Spring Semester enters its final weeks, it is time to take a breath, reflect on all this school year has brought, and celebrate the small and large accomplishments of our colleagues.


PLPA GRE Requirement Update

At the last faculty assembly meeting, a proposal was made by the Education Committee to no longer require a GRE score with new student applications.


Plant Pathology Stands in Support of Asian and Asian American Students, Staff and Faculty.

Plant Pathology Stands in Support of Asian and Asian American Students, Staff, and Faculty.


Plant Pathology DEI Resource

March 8, 2021

Looking for a recommended read on antiracism?  What to find UMN resources that promote equity but don’t know where to start? Plant Pathology has established a new resource page.


PLPA's First Virtual Campus Visit for Potential Students

March 8, 2021

On February 17-19, 2021, via Zoom. Thirteen top applicants joined us to showcase our program, faculty, staff, and students


Tracking Tar Spot: Protecting Minnesota's Corn

March 8, 2021

New invasive species Corn Tar Spot may be Minnesota corn farmers’ newest challenge. Where does it come from? How fast will it spread? What helps it develop? Researchers at the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center are on the case.


Busting rust, boosting food security with resistance gene cassettes in wheat

March 8, 2021

When the average consumer takes a bite of a sandwich or scoops up a spoonful of cereal, they may not realize that the essential grain they’re enjoying — wheat — supplies approximately 20 percent of the caloric intake for humans globally.


Reflecting on a Lesser-Known Disease Calamity of Spring 2020

March 8, 2021

At the change of seasons, it is a very human thing to reflect back on what was happening a year ago…even when that year was as unpopular as 2020.