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.
Andrew Mann, Sofia Simeto and José Solórzano traveled to Gainesville, Florida in July to attend the Mycological Society of America (MSA) Annual Meeting.
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.
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.
A paper researching wild barley co-authored by Brian Steffenson revealed genes associated with cell wall modification, carbohydrate metabolism, and regulation of β-glucan.
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.
Congratulations to Dong-gyu on his impressive research and great defense!
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.
Congratulations to Rae Page for receiving the 2022 Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship, a highly competitive university-wide award!
Congrats to all 2022 PLPA Awards winners, and thank you to the whole department for a wonderful year!