Iowa State University researchers overcame the quirks of the soybean cyst nematode’s DNA to sequence its genome, paving the way for better management practices to combat the No. 1 pest that threatens Iowa soybeans. The research was published recently in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Genomics.
Congratulations to Brown Scholarship Recipients!
The entire PLPM celebrates our own very Dr. Mark Gleason, who was elected as the incoming vice president and will serve as president for the 2020–2021 term. He will begin his terms following the 2018 International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP).
Complete biographical sketch and personal statement of leadership for Dr. Gleason appeared in the May 2018 issue of Phytopathology News .
Dr. Thomas Harrington identified three new species of a fungus called Tubakia
Dear Friends and Alumni!
Guess from where I am writing! I am sitting in my beautiful new office in our gorgeous new building, the Advanced Teaching and Research Building, or ATRB.
After years of planning and countless meetings, almost our whole department has packed up laboratories and offices and set up shop in the ATRB.
Welcome to the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology's Monthly Newsletter
Phytobiomes roadmap presented to Washington DC groups.
Submit a sample, learn about diseases, and more!
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.