Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology News

William King
Postdoctoral scholar joins Bell lab
March 27, 2020
The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology welcomes new postdoctoral scholar, William King, who joined the Bell lab earlier this month.
Penn State Extension, College of Ag Sciences 'open' virtually for business
March 25, 2020
The ever-evolving, novel coronavirus situation has prompted additional changes to Penn State Extension programming and operations across Pennsylvania, as well as other public services offered by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Pesticide seed coatings are widespread but underreported
March 18, 2020
Pesticide-coated seeds — such as neonicotinoids, many of which are highly toxic to both pest and beneficial insects — are increasingly used in the major field crops, but are underreported, in part, because farmers often do not know what pesticides are on their seeds, according to an international team of researchers. The lack of data may complicate efforts to evaluate the value of different pest management strategies, while also protecting human health and the environment.
Leon Kneebone in a recent photo at his home in the Village at Penn State.
Department grieves loss of Leon Kneebone
March 17, 2020
Our students, faculty and staff extend our sympathy to the family of Leon Kneebone, who made exceptional contributions to Penn State and the mushroom industry. To learn more about Mr. Kneebone, we share this insightful story written by Bill Horlacher, which appeared in in May 2019.