Finding Genetic Solutions to Soybean White Mold Disease

Faculty member Dr. Ashish Ranjan and his lab are determined to grow healthy soybean crops with natural resistance to white mold fungus, allowing farmers to use fewer chemical treatments in their fields.

Students Represent UMN at the Mycological Society of America Meeting

​ Andrew Mann, Sofia Simeto and José Solórzano traveled to Gainesville, Florida in July to attend the Mycological Society of America (MSA) Annual Meeting.  ​

Spotting Tar Spot of Corn with New Diagnostic and Methods Guide

The disease known as tar spot is spreading in Minnesota’s corn fields, and now it should be easier for growers and researchers to identify thanks to this new publication from Plant Path team members.

Curland, Ledman Represent UMN at the 7th Xanthomonas Genomics Conference

Staff member Rebecca Curland and PhD student Kristi Ledman, both of the Dill-Macky lab, represented UMN Plant Pathology at the 7th Xanthomonas Genomics Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida this past June.

Wild barley, beta glucans, and human health

March 9, 2022

A paper researching wild barley co-authored by Brian Steffenson revealed genes associated with cell wall modification, carbohydrate metabolism, and regulation of β-glucan.

Chanda honored with Early Career Award at North Central APS Meeting

The meeting was held in Lincoln, Nebraska from June 21-23, 2022, and was attended by a number of participants and presenters from the Department of Plant Pathology.

Dong-gyu Kim Passes MS Defense

Congratulations to Dong-gyu on his impressive research and great defense!

From Samples to Solutions: The UMN Plant Disease Clinic, Explained

The PDC is a lifeline to the broader plant-growing community of Minnesota, providing diagnostic services to everyone from homeowners, arborists, crop consultants, farmers, government agencies and other professionals. 


PhD Candidate Rae Page Awarded 2022-23 Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship

Congratulations to Rae Page for receiving the 2022 Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship, a highly competitive university-wide award!

2022 PLPA Awards Winners

June 8, 2022

Congrats to all 2022 PLPA Awards winners, and thank you to the whole department for a wonderful year!