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February 9, 2018

Faculty in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are spearheading an initiative that will provide selected doctoral students with the opportunity for extensive study in the emerging field of agricultural microbiome research.

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December 20, 2017

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Kaixi Zhao for passing her comprehensive examination on December 20.

Credit: Michael Houtz, Penn State
December 8, 2017

Congratulations to Phillip Martin who passed his doctoral oral candidacy exam on December 8.

December 6, 2017

Dr. David Beyer is principal investigator on grant to develop organic management options for three most challenging mushroom pests.

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December 5, 2017

Congratulations to Emma Rosenthal who passed her oral candidacy exam on December 5.

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December 1, 2017

Natali Ă–zber's proposal was selected for funding by College of Agricultural Sciences Graduate Student Competitive Grants Program.

Credit: Jonathan Stephens, Penn State
November 30, 2017

Jon Stephens, Plant Pathology minor, receives Penn State Agricultural Council's Youth Leadership Award.

November 20, 2017

PPEM alumni Hunter Swisher and Ben Nason recognized at first Penn State Innovation Showcase on Capitol Hill.

November 17, 2017

Drs. Terrence Bell and Kevin Hockett were awarded funding from the Strategic Networks and Initiatives Program on November 17.

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November 14, 2017

Professor Emeritus Dr. James Travis grows organic apples, peaches, and pears in Adams County, PA.

November 10, 2017

Penn State turf network helps PPEM 2016 alumnus and entrepreneur Hunter Swisher launch Phospholutions.

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November 6, 2017

B.S. student Melissa Mercado is President of Adult Learners of Penn State and models for family and fellow students persevering hard work.

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November 1, 2017

Dr. Carolee Bull was recognized for her professional achievements by her alma mater, Ohio University, during a ceremony in Athens, Ohio, on October 27.

Drs. John McDowell (L) and Paul Esker (R) | Credit: Nancy Wenner, Penn State
October 31, 2017

Dr. John M. McDowell, Professor at Virginia Tech, visited PPEM October 29-31 as a student-invited colloquium speaker.

Dr. Kira Bowen, Auburn University | Credit: Penn State
October 25, 2017

Merrill Lab alumna Dr. Kira Bowen was presented the Outstanding Alumni Award by the College of Agricultural Sciences on October 25.

(L-R) Drs. Kevin Hockett, Lindsay Triplett, and David Geiser | Credit: Nancy Wenner, Penn State
October 24, 2017

Dr. Lindsay Triplett from The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station visited PPEM October 22-24.

Dr. Samuel Martins | Credit: Michael Houtz, Penn State
October 21, 2017

Dr. Samuel Martins presented at the 2017 conference, which took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 19-21.

Credit: Maliheh Safari, Penn State
October 16, 2017

Ph.D. candidate Maliheh Safari successfully defended her dissertation on October 16.

Oyster Mushroom Grow-Kits | Credit: Justin Shih, Penn State
October 11, 2017

The Plant Pathology Association (PPA) offers oyster mushroom grow-kits to raise funds to send PPEM graduate students to conferences. Pre-order by October 18.

Drs. Manan Sharma (L) and Alyssa Collins (R) | Credit: Nancy Wenner, Penn State
October 9, 2017

Dr. Manan Sharma, Research Microbiologist at USDA-ARS, visited PPEM October 8-9.