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September 29, 2019

Iowa State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences recently hosted the U.S. Farm Report and AgriTalk's second annual college roadshow.  The U.S. Farm Report is a weekly syndicated television news program that focus on advancements and achievement in the realm of agriculture and agribusiness. 

June 21, 2019

Don't forget to take a look at the March and April combo edition of our Newsletter

March 27, 2019

Feel free to enjoy our January and February Newsletter bundle.

March 04, 2019

Valeria Velasquez-Zapata and Pulkit Kanodia were awarded the Brown Graduate Fellowship for 2019-2020. They are two of twelve students from across Iowa State University (ISU) to receive the award of $10,000 each.

January 14, 2019

Here is an overview of the PLPM 2018 Fall Semester Newsletter. Enjoy!

December 14, 2018

My favorite cases this year were redbud and peach trees, both had signs of winter injury, and two fungal pathogens were tagging along...

November 03, 2018

It's here! Take a look at our August-September 2018 Newsletter.
Be sure to visit our archives to view previous Months' newsletters

September 10, 2018

It's here! Take a look at our 2018 Summer Newsletter Review.
Be sure to visit our archives to view previous Months' newsletters

July 19, 2018

It's here! Take a look at our Spring 2018 Newsletter Review.
Be sure to visit our archives to view previous Months' newsletters

July 19, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Gleason, elected as incoming Vice-Presisdent, and Dr. Katherine Stevenson, elected as Councillor-at-large. These new officers will take their positions at the end of ICPP2018 in Boston. 

May 24, 2018

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.

May 24, 2018

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.

May 24, 2018

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.

April 27, 2018

The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions recently received in the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic. 

April 27, 2018

As you read this the specialists and staff in the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic are packing their microscopes, reference books, Sharpie markers and assorted diagnostic supplies for the grand move to their new location.

April 27, 2018

Please join us in celebrating all that Dr. Forrest Nutter has done for our great Department and ISU

April 06, 2018

Congratulations to Justin Walley for being named PSI Faculty Scholar!  He will join Allen Miller and Steve Whitham as another PLPM faculty in this highly selective group of scientists

April 06, 2018

Thomas Harrington, a professor of plant pathology and microbiology, and Doug McNew, a mycologist and his longtime lab technician, identified three new species of a fungus called Tubakia.

March 30, 2018

The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions recently received in the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic

January 18, 2018

The entire PLPM family condoles with the family of an alumnus and former faculty, Dr. Abraham H. Epstein, who passed on the 2nd of June, 2017 at the age of 91. Click here to read more

January 15, 2018

Here is a review of all the newsletter series for the 2017 Fall Semester. Enjoy it!

January 12, 2018

We are moving!  The PIDC will move to the newly built Advanced Research and Teaching Building (ATRB) here on campus in March, 2018.  This new space will allow us increase the quality of service we provide and we are very excited for this change.

January 12, 2018

The PIDC staff processed a total of 2581 samples in 2017. The bulk of our samples originate in the state of Iowa (2556), while 29 samples (~1%) originated from other states in the US, mainly from the Midwest.

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