The Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology's Monthly Newsletter
Phytobiomes roadmap presented to Washington DC groups.
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Faculty and students competed in the Dam to Dam Race. Runners either completed a half-marathon or 5 kilometer.
PLPM graduate students hosted breakfast for the department to celebrate the start of summer.
Plant Pathology & Microbiology members recently attended the 8th International Integrated Pest Management Symposium in Salt Lake City, Utah. The symposium focused on integrated pest management (IPM) solutions for a changing world. IPM focuses on managing pests of food crops, ornamental plants, and indoor pests in a way that is sustainable, reduces unnecessary pesticides, and takes advantage of many tools to keep pests in check.
Plant Pathology & Microbiology graduate students, staff and faculty visit fields in Iowa to learn about field crop disease life cycles, diagnosis and management. Learn more about becoming a graduate student in our department.
Plants get sick too! Plants can get fungal, bacterial, viral and nematode caused diseases. This is cedar-hawthorn rust, a fungal disease.
Plant Pathology and Microbiology research examine the effect that hail has on disease development.
Ring nematodes are commonly found in soil samples and at high populations numbers can cause damage to turfgrass, corn and other plants.