• Plant Pathology and Microbiology graduate students and staff learn about field crop diseases.

    Plant Pathology and Microbiology graduate students and staff learn about field crop diseases.

  • Fall colors adorn Bessey Hall

  • Come learn about plant diseases, this is cedar-hawthron rust.

    Come learn about plant diseases like cedar-hawthorn rust.

  • Iowa Soybean Center approved.

  • Hail damage on a corn stalk

    Does hail damage to crops lead to more disease?

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Recent News

December 15

The Baum lab recently hosted a meeting with research groups from several universities throughout the United States.   Our collaborative groups hold these meetings annually to discuss recent advances in the field of molecular plant-parasitic nematology.   Our groups work closely with one another, and meetings like these allow our groups to work more efficiently by bringing the researchers conducting the work together for productive discussions of progress being made in each lab, trouble-shooting and long-range planning.   The next meeting is scheduled for 2015 i

December 4

Microbiology 302L students taught by Claudia Lemper were part of a world-wide crowdsourcing project coordinated by Yale University.  The students searched the soil from the ISU campus for antimicrobial producing organisms and identified them using microbiological tests and 16s rRNA sequencing.  The antimicrobial compounds were tested to determine which pathogenic organisms they might be effective agains.

Upcoming Events

Plant Disease and Insect Diagnostic Clinic

The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home. The PIDC is a joint effort between Iowa State University Extension Plant Pathology, Entomology, Horticulture, and Agronomy.