Jim Travis: Fruit Specialist by Trade, Grower by Passion

November 14, 2017

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

We Are...Entering the Golf Business

November 10, 2017

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

Mercado Leads Adult Learners of Penn State Club

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.

College of Agricultural Sciences Department Head Honored by Alma Mater

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.

John McDowell Visits PPEM

October 31, 2017

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

Kira Bowen Given College of Ag Outstanding Alumni Award

October 25, 2017

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

Lindsay Triplett Visits PPEM

October 24, 2017

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

Microbiome Center Presentations to Explore Art and Science Collaborations

October 24, 2017

The Microbiome Research Center's November mini-symposium will show how artists and scientists can work together to forge a better understanding of the world.

Martins Presents at SACNAS 2017 Annual Meeting

October 21, 2017

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

Safari Successfully Defends Dissertation

October 16, 2017

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

PPA Announces Oyster Mushroom Kit Fundraiser

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.

Manan Sharma Visits PPEM

October 9, 2017

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

New High-Throughput Sequencing Technologies Uncover a World of Interacting Microorganisms

October 5, 2017

PPEM scientists are among those at the forefront of microbiome research.

Carolyn Malmstrom Visits PPEM

October 3, 2017

Dr. Carolyn Malmstrom, Associate Professor of Plant Biology at Michigan State, visited PPEM October 1-3.

Tree-of-Heaven's Prolific Seed Production Adds to Invasive Potential

October 2, 2017

Drs. Davis and alumnus Kasson report on Ailanthus tree lifespan and seed viability in current issue of Forests.

Geiser and Kang Receive $1.2 Million to Study, Catalog Fusarium Fungi

October 2, 2017

Drs. David Geiser and Seogchan Kang receive National Science Foundation grant for first new synthesis of taxonomy for Fusarium in 30 years.

Postdoc Kutubuddin Molla Joins Yang Lab

October 2, 2017

Dr. Kutubuddin Molla joined the Yang Lab as Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow on October 2.

Bell Awarded Teaching Transformation and Innovation Grant

September 30, 2017

Dr. Terrence Bell is one of the recipients of the 2017-2018 Teaching Transformation and Innovation Grant Awards.

Networking Event Promotes Microbiome Research Collaborations

September 29, 2017

This year's networking event will take place at the Huck Life Sciences Building 3rd floor bridge on October 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Research Center Completes Potato Building Upgrades

September 29, 2017

The upgraded potato processing building at the Larson Agricultural Research Center will provide post-harvest research opportunities.

James Bradeen Visits PPEM

September 26, 2017

Dr. James Bradeen, Professor and Department Head at the University of MN, visited PPEM September 24-26.

Zhonglin Mou Visits PPEM

September 19, 2017

Dr. Zhonglin Mou, University of Florida Associate Professor, was PPATH 590 Colloquium speaker on September 18.

The Final Ag Frontier: Plant sciences student looks to the skies

September 15, 2017

Plant sciences student Laura Reese spent her spring semester working for NASA in Cape Canaveral, Florida. She performed research in conditions meant to emulate growing plants in space.

Agricultural Research Center Site of Cutting-Edge Research

September 9, 2017

Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, which includes Plant Pathology Farm, is hub for cutting-edge research and education.

Justin Shih Passes Oral Candidacy Exam

September 7, 2017

Justin Shih passed his Ph.D. oral candidacy exam on September 7.

Samuel Martins Joins Bull Lab

August 28, 2017

Dr. Samuel J. Martins began work as Bull Lab Research Technologist and Lab Manager on August 28.

Postdoc Prem Kandel Joins Hockett Lab

August 14, 2017

Postdoctoral scholar Prem Kandel joined the Hockett Lab on August 14.

Ramos-Sepúlveda Accepts Assistant Professor Position

July 31, 2017

Laura Ramos-Sepúlveda becomes Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Millersville University on Aug. 1.

Plant Disease Clinic at Penn State provides diagnostic, management services

July 28, 2017

The Plant Disease Clinic in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences provides clinical diagnoses of plant diseases for Pennsylvania's agricultural producers, gardeners and homeowners.

Moorman Trains Graduate Students in Plant Disease Diagnoses

July 27, 2017

Emeritus Professor Gary Moorman offers valuable plant disease diagnosis techniques through PPATH 502 course.