This year's Arbor Day Celebration at the Penn State Arboretum included a new PPEM station which focused on the role of microbes.
Ph.D. candidate Freddy Magdama reports on the emergence of FocTR4 and int'l efforts to address this banana industry threat.
The Dept. of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology held its Annual Awards Ceremony on April 21.
Dr. Yinong Yang's work has generated a new wave of attention to the ongoing dialogue surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Onward State considers Mushroom Science and Technology one of the "Coolest Penn State Minors You Never Knew Existed."
On April 19 the College of Agricultural Sciences hosted students from two Philadelphia high schools for Plant Sciences Recruitment Day.
2014 graduate Hilary Kessler Cheesman manages an Infectious Diseases and Immunology lab at UMass Medical School.
Alumna Dr. Kelly Ivors (Ph.D. 2002) presented a PPEM seminar about the strawberry industry's response to methyl bromide loss.
2011 graduate Steven Lee sends news of his work from the past five years and his new position in the Grape and Prunus Breeding Program.
This year's "Earth Day Birthday" at Millbrook Marsh included more than 500 visitors and an interactive table for plant pathology and mycology.
Dr. Paolo Margaria was invited to give a lecture in plant virology as part of the Penn State postdoc visitation program.
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture decided on April 12 that the transgene-free, CRISPR-edited mushroom is not a regulated article.
Dr. Anna Whitfield, Kansas State University, presented a seminar titled, "Interactions Mediating Transmission of Viruses by Arthropod Vectors" on April 11.
Freddy Magdama was awarded 2nd Place at the Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium.
Elena Christian, one of Dr. Tim McNellis's undergraduate students, was photographed while discussing her fire blight research at the 2016 Undergraduate Exhibition.
Dr. Ron Walcott led a diversity workshop for PPEM and presented a seminar on managing seed-borne bacterial diseases on April 4.
Bastian Minkenberg presented his most recent progress on “Advancing crop genome engineering with tools to edit multiple genes.”
Dr. Seong Hwan Kim, Plant Pathologist Supervisor at the PA Dept. of Agriculture and PPEM Adjunct Faculty, retired on April 1.
PPEM was well represented among this year's Gamma Sigma Delta Research Expo award winners and new society initiates.
Alumna Delphina Mamiro (Ph.D., Plant Pathology, 2007) makes a difference in the lives of women in Tanzania through teaching, research, and outreach programs.