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October 12, 2018

Plant Pathology Graduate Research Assistantships beginning August 2019 are now available for highly-qualified applicants.

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October 5, 2018

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking an assistant professor (soilborne disease dynamics and management). More information/apply at https://psu.jobs/job/83442.

Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch
September 28, 2018

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology recently welcomed Extension Educator, Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch.

Faculty, staff, postdocs and students discuss microbiome research during a networking event in October 2017. A similar event is planned for Oct. 2 this year. (Image: Penn State)
September 26, 2018

Those interested in learning about or participating in microbiome research at Penn State are invited to attend a networking event sponsored by the University's Microbiome Research Center.

Penn State graduate Curtis Frederick is enjoying a career as a senior agronomist at Sterman Masser Inc., a large, family-owned potato company, in Sacramento, Pennsylvania. (Image: Curtis Frederick)
September 26, 2018

Curtis Frederick really digs potatoes. And that's a good thing considering that the 2009 graduate of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is enjoying a career as a senior agronomist at Sterman Masser Inc., a large, family-owned potato company, in Sacramento, Pennsylvania.

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September 25, 2018

The State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Apple Program recently awarded nearly $233,000 in funding to support new and ongoing fruit research and extension projects in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

From front left to right: Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu, Laura Kaminsky, Dr. Jay Lennon, Miranda DePriest and Caylon Yates. (Image: Nancy Wenner, Penn State)
September 20, 2018

Dr. Jay Lennon, Professor at Indiana University Bloomington was a seminar speaker on September 17.

Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu
September 12, 2018

Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu, Ph.D. student in Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, is the 2018 recipient of the Rose Hellaby postgraduate scholarship.

Seminar speaker Neha Potnis, left, and PPATH graduate student Emma Rosenthal. (Image: Nancy Wenner, Penn State)
August 31, 2018

Dr. Neha Potnis, Assistant Professor of Entomology & Plant Pathology at Auburn University was a seminar speaker on August 27.

Genna Tesdall
August 30, 2018

Genna Tesdall successfully defended her thesis on August 29.

August 22, 2018

The term "genetically modified organism" is almost guaranteed to spark debate in the news and social media, on Internet message boards, and at the water cooler. Now, the work of a faculty researcher in the college has generated a new wave of attention to the ongoing dialogue surrounding GMOs.

PPEM Graduate Students, from left, Juan Francisco Iturralde-Martinez, Phillip Martin and Joseph Walls. (Image: Penn State)
August 7, 2018

The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program selected proposals of three plant pathology graduate students for the 2018 Graduate Student grant awards. Of the 61 proposals received, Northeast SARE awarded a total of 28 proposals at a funding level of $405,373. SARE offers competitive grants to projects that explore and address key issues affecting the sustainability and future economic viability of agriculture.

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July 30, 2018

Plenary Session – Plant Health is the Earth’s Wealth featuring “Taxing Times – Plant Pathogens in a Global Economy,” by Dr. Carolee T. Bull.

Justin Pita, left, and Brenda Wingfield join the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology as adjunct faculty. (Image: Photos provided)
July 5, 2018

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology recently welcomed two new adjunct faculty, Brenda Wingfield and Justin Pita.

Genna Tesdall
June 26, 2018

The Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) recently announced the recipients of 12 Future Leaders Forum scholarships.

Attendees at the Taxonomy of Bacteria and Fungi seminar in Beltsville, Md on May 9, 2018. (Image: Gloria Abad/APHIS)
June 13, 2018

Faculty and graduate students from the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology (PPEM) at Penn State presented a seminar focused on the taxonomy of plant pathogens, hosted by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection Quarantine (PPQ) and Agriculture Research Service (ARS) on May 9.

Joseph Thaddeus Walls, III
June 4, 2018

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Joseph Walls for passing his comprehensive examination.

Laura del Sol Bautista Jalón
May 31, 2018

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Laura del Sol Bautista Jalón for passing her comprehensive examination on May 30.

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May 25, 2018

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Penn State Extension has set up kiosks at produce auctions across the state to provide growers with timely information on disease and pest identification and management, invasive species alerts, and food safety.

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May 24, 2018

Funding by the Jeanne and Charles Rider Endowment to Dr. Seogchan Kang, professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, and Dr. Josephine Wee, assistant professor of Food Science, will support their project entitled “Chemical ecology-based control of mycotoxin contamination in food/feed crops”.