Departmental News

Grace Anderson, Brett Arenz and Dean Herzfeld were all recognized at the 2018 College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences College Assembly as winners of collegiate awards. Read more >>

As Plant Pathologist with the USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory alumnus Jim Kolmer's (M.S. 1982) work focuses on the population genetics and biology of the wheat leaf rust pathogen, Puccinia triticina in the U.S. and worldwide. Read more >>

The Samac lab is part of the USDA-ARS-Plant Science Research Unit (PSRU) and has a broad portfolio of alfalfa research projects. Learn about the many exciting new research projects as well as lab, greenhouse, and field experiment work from this year. Read more >>

Linda KinkelCorby Kistler, and Sarah Castle received a NIFA competitive grant “Developing Predictive Understanding of Management Effects on Microbiome Composition, Microbial Interactions, and Pathogen Suppression in Soil”. This three-year, $499,987 project will explore the effects of nitrogen and residue amendments within long-term crop monocultures on soil microbiome composition and pathogen suppression. Read more >>

Learn about new research from the Kistler Lab which expands ways to control head blight and vomitoxin accumulation by the discovery of new sources of plant resistance that could be replicated in agricultural crops. Read more >>

Learn all about the past year in research from the Chanda Lab. Current research topics include the development of integrated management strategies for Rhizoctonia, developing a soil DNA-based test for predicting the Rhizoctonia inoculum potential in sugarbeet fields, and more. Read more >>

On April 30th, Adam Bogdanove, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section at Cornell University was awarded the 2017 E.C. Stakman Award. There was a short ceremony followed by a research presentation by Bogdanove "DNA targeting in plants by bacterial TAL effectors: pointing the way to disease resistance." Learn more about Bogdanove >>

On April 30th the department celebrated the amazing work of our faculty, staff, and students with our annual awards day. This year the department awarded a total of $15,910 and recognized 26 award recipients. The day not only included an awards ceremony but also featured two undergraduate research presentations and around 10 research posters were presented. Read more >>

On April 20, Don and Sandy Henry were awarded the CFANS Alumni Society's Outstanding Friend Award at the Borealis Night of Excellence. We thank them for all they have done to support CFANS, the Department of Plant Pathology and preserve Dr. Borlaug’s legacy. Read more>>

As Research Leader with USDA-ARS, alumnus Bob Bowden's (M.S. 1981) research is focused on resistance to wheat stripe rust, leaf rust, and stem rust and discovering useful new resistance genes in wheat wild relatives and cultivars. Read more >>

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