Visiting Professor Brenda Wingfield Joins PPEM

April 1, 2017

Visiting Professor Brenda D. Wingfield brings mentorship and enhances University of Pretoria collaboration beginning April 1.

Gamma Sigma Delta Chapter Recognizes Beyer for Extension Excellence

March 31, 2017

Dr. David Beyer was recognized for Extension Excellence in Gamma Sigma Delta chapter ceremony on March 30.

Composters Value Mushroom Review Workshop

March 31, 2017

Composters discussed composting theory and practical applications at Mushroom Review workshop held on March 31.

Esker Accepts Epidemiology Position in PPEM

March 30, 2017

In August 2017 Paul Esker will join PPEM as Assistant Professor specializing in epidemiology and field crop extension.

Bell Lab Welcomes New Research Technologist

March 29, 2017

Ryan Trexler joins the Bell lab as Research Technologist on March 29.

Wodzicki Places Second in Gamma Sigma Delta Research Expo

March 28, 2017

Undergraduate Lianna Wodzicki was awarded 2nd Place in the Gamma Sigma Delta Research Exposition held March 28.

Safari's Research Poster Places Second in Grad Exhibition

March 26, 2017

Ph.D. candidate Maliheh Safari received 2nd Place award in 2017 Graduate Exhibition.

Elena Christian Wins APS Poster Competition

March 23, 2017

Undergraduate Elena Christian (McNellis Lab) won first place in the APS-Potomac Division Poster competition on March 23.

Cornell Exchange Student Lecturer Cieniewicz Visits PPEM

March 20, 2017

Elizabeth Cieniewicz, Ph.D. student, Cornell University-Geneva campus, was a seminar exchange program speaker on March 20.

Katzaman bequest to support ag sciences, Penn State micro-scholarship program

March 17, 2017

Michael and Diane Katzaman, of Wernersville, have pledged an estate gift of approximately $1.7 million to be evenly divided between the Agriculture Fund, which supports Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, and a micro-scholarship fund administered through the University's Office of Undergraduate Education.

Martin Named NSF Graduate Research Fellow

March 17, 2017

Congratulations to Phillip Martin, a 2017 awardee of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Alumna Garzón is PPEM Colloquium Speaker

March 15, 2017

Alumna Carla Garzón visits PPEM faculty and students and delivers PPATH 590 seminar on March 13.

China Trip Unveils Morel Cultivation Mysteries

March 13, 2017

M.S. student Siyi Ge and Dr. John Pecchia obtain valuable morel cultivation research results at Chinese Morel Industry Conference.

Alumnus Castaño-Zapata Recognized by Colombia's Ministry of Education

March 10, 2017

Alumnus Dr. Jairo Castaño Zapata (Ph.D., 1981), was recognized by Colombia's Ministry of Education on March 10.

Ramos-Sepúlveda Presents at APS Caribbean Division Meeting

March 1, 2017

Dr. Laura Ramos-Sepúlveda presented in Costa Rica at the APS meeting which incoming faculty member Dr. Paul Esker helped to organize.

Mitchell Promoted to Full Professor at Ohio State

March 1, 2017

Dr. Thomas K. Mitchell, former undergraduate in the Royse Lab, was promoted to full professor at Ohio State in February 2017.

Minkenberg Successfully Defends Dissertation

February 27, 2017

Ph.D. candidate Bastian Minkenberg successfully defended his dissertation on Feb. 27.

New facility spawns enhancements to Penn State mushroom research

February 23, 2017

New construction and renovations are giving a boost to Penn State research and extension programming related to mushrooms, one of Pennsylvania's top agricultural crops.

Student Stories: Fungi fun -- student discovers love for plant sciences

February 16, 2017

Sara Getson came to Penn State and developed an unexpected academic passion — fungi.

Rosa Observes Field Trials in SE Asia

February 7, 2017

Cristina Rosa visited southeast Asia as part of the Asian vegetable and mango IPM IL program.

Penn State creates new center for microbiome research

February 3, 2017

A University-wide effort to promote the study of microbiomes at Penn State has led to the creation of a center for microbiome research, a fast-growing area of scientific inquiry. Microbiomes are the communities of microorganisms that live on or in people, plants, soil, oceans and the atmosphere.

Fruit and Vegetable Convention Offers Workshop for Spanish Growers

February 2, 2017

Carolee Bull and Laura Ramos-Sepúlveda were among collaborators for Spanish-growers session at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention on Feb. 1.

INTAD Competitive Grant Winners Announced

January 31, 2017

M.S. student Genna Tesdall's research project was one of five student research projects awarded funding in the Fall 2016 grant cycle.

Adams County Fruit Tour Benefits PPEM Members

January 27, 2017

Ph.D. student Phillip Martin organized a Jan. 27 PPEM group tour to learn about the fruit industry in Adams County.

Dept. Welcomes Alumni and Family Members at Annual Winter Party

January 26, 2017

See photos from the PPEM Annual Winter Party held at Celebration Hall on Jan. 26.

Magdama Successfully Defends Dissertation

January 20, 2017

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Freddy Magdama for successfully defending his dissertation on Jan. 20.

Bull Speaks at SASPP Congress and Collaborates at FABI

January 17, 2017

Carolee Bull gives memorial lecture at Southern African Society for Plant Pathology congress and plans 2017 collaborative research.

Behari Passes Comprehensive Exam

January 12, 2017

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Anita Behari for passing her comprehensive exam on Jan. 12.

Erwinia amylovora Research Proposal Awarded to Elena Christian

January 9, 2017

McNellis lab undergraduate Elena Christian receives $2000 for her Spring 2017 student research proposal.

Fusarium Research Proposal Awarded to Clara Miller

January 9, 2017

Geiser Lab undergraduate Clara Miller receives $2000 for her Spring 2017 student research proposal.