Heading to San Antonio for the Annual APS Meeting (August 5-9)? Our Department will be well represented! Click below for a list of posters, oral presentations, workshops and sessions authored or led by UMN Plant Path students, staff, and faculty. We will also lead a presentation about effectively communicating science. Feel free to submit your questions here and follow us on social media for more conversations (including Facebook live video conversations) about ways to communicate science.
In part two of this video series, Brian Schwingle, alumnus (M.S. 2007) and Minnesota Department of Tree Insect and Disease Specialist, provides a few ways Heterobasidion root disease can be prevented in pine plantations. Watch >>
This month the department held events recognizing outstanding achievements of two of our alumni. On June 2nd the department hosted an award ceremony for Mike Wingfield (Ph.D. 1983), who was on campus to receive his 2016 Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals. On June 20 the department hosted Dick Frederiksen ( M.S.1957 Ph.D.1961) and several guests. During the event Dick presented his 1998 Jakob Eriksson Prize to the department as a lasting reminder of the impact of our field. Read more >>
"The improvement of plant health (and yields) can only be successfully achieved after a clear understanding is made of what is reducing plant health in the first place. This is where the Plant Disease Clinic (PDC), can help." Learn more about the PDC in Minnesota Crop News.
As the National Program Leader for Plant Pathology with the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture, alumna Rubella Goswami (Ph.D. 2005) works with programs in the Plant Protection area, supporting initiatives that protect food production systems and ensure the long-term viability of agriculture. Read more >>