Robert Alvarez Quinto returns as faculty

Alvarez Quinto (PhD '21) is returning to Minnesota as faculty plant virologist.

2023 State Fair

Thanks to everyone who came to see us! 

2023 International Congress of Plant Pathology

Thanks to Brett Arenz and Ashok Chanda for representing us well in Lyons, France!

Cristina Toapanta passes PhD Defense

Congratulations, Cristina!

Welcome New Students!

Connor Slawin, Kay Lerohl, and Ryan Franke joined the department this fall.

Barley U 2023 Photos

2023 brought another successful Barley U! Brian Steffenson, Ruth Dill-Macky, and Ahmad Sallam presented. 

Brett Arenz wins 2023 Award for Excellence in Academic Service

This award is given by the University of Minnesota Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, and recognizes faculty for “exceptional service that has strengthened the functioning and climate of their unit or department.”

Olivera, Greatens research shared in the Star Tribune

June 28, 2023

This story features research on crown rust as control for invasive buckthorn. 

Olivera, Greatens featured on CBS-WCCO

June 28, 2023

Featured research demonstrated use of crown rust for buckthorn control.