• PLPM faculty, students, staff and friends who ran the Dam to Dam

  • PLPM department members enjoy breakfast and conversation.

  • PLPM department members at the 8th International IPM Symposium

  • 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.

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

    Come learn about plant diseases like cedar-hawthorn rust.

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Recent News

May 26

Greg Tylka, plant pathology and microbiology, has been named a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society. The honor will be presented at the APS annual meeting in Pasadena in August. Thomas Baum, chair plant pathology and microbiology, has been named a Fellow of the Society of Nematologists. The honor will be presented at the SON annual meeting in East Lansing in July.

May 26

Thomas Baum, chair of the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, is this year’s recipient of the Noel T. Keen Award for Research Excellence in Molecular Plant Pathology from the American Phytopathological Society. The award recognizes scientists who have made outstanding contributions and demonstrated sustained excellence and leadership in research. Baum was cited for pioneering contributions that have greatly advanced the understanding and knowledge of the molecular interactions of nematodes with host plants.

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.