Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology News

A hibernating little brown bat showing the symptoms of white-nose syndrome. IMAGE: MARVIN MORIARTY/USFWS
Grant supports research to combat white-nose syndrome in bats
November 12, 2018
Penn State research aimed at combating white-nose syndrome in bats has received funding from the Bats for the Future Fund, a public-private partnership between the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, Southern Company, and the Avangrid Foundation.
Graduate students Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu (left) and Terry Torres Cruz were awarded SACNAS travel scholarships to present at the 2018 STEM diversity conference in San Antonio. IMAGE: PHOTO PROVIDED BY TERRY TORRES CRUZ
Graduate students receive SACNAS travel scholarships, present at STEM diversity conference
November 9, 2018
Students and faculty from the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology attended The National Diversity in STEM Conference on October 11, 2018, hosted by the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). The three-day conference was held in San Antonio this year and is scheduled to take place in Honolulu next year.
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Penn State Mushroom Short Course marks milestone in aiding industry
October 25, 2018
Pennsylvania has a more-than-century-long history as the nation's leading mushroom-producing state, thanks in part to research and extension programs in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Phospholutions CEO and Penn State alumnus Hunter Swisher. IMAGE: PENN STATE
Phospholutions: From student project to thriving startup
October 25, 2018
Licensing a technology created in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State startup Phospholutions developed a soil-amendment product called RhizoSorb. The product aims to reduce phosphorus runoff and enhance plant root depth, decreasing the amount of both water and fertilizer needed to have healthy plants.