The following are highlights and updates about sample submissions for our different services (identification or Plant problem diagnosis from fruit, vegetables, and ornamentals), and questions recently received in the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic.
Farmers preparing for spring planting would do well to renew their commitment to managing soybean cyst nematodes, according to an Iowa State University plant pathologist, Dr. Greg Tylka.
A soybean rust video produced under the scientific and editorial guidance of Thomas Baum, Daren Mueller and Steven Whitham, plant pathology and microbiology, has been selected by the international World Media Festival jury to receive an Intermedia-Globe Silver Award.
A seminar presentation by Dr. Sally Mallowa Obura from the Department of Biology, Augustana University, Sioux Fall, South Dakota, dated May 1, 2018 and titled "Being a plant pathologist when no one cares!"
A seminar presentation by Dr. Amanda Brown from Texas Tech University, dated April 17, 2018 and titled "Comparative genomics insights into the wonderful world of plant-feeding invertebrate microbiomes."