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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.

December 13, 2017

Plant Pathology & Microbiology Professor Allen Miller was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for “distinguished contributions to the field of plant virology, particularly in the areas of genome organizations, RNA translation, replication and movement mechanisms, and vector interactions.”

December 13, 2017

The November edition of the PLPM monthly newsletter is here. Enjoy reading!

December 10, 2017

The Soil and Plant Analysis Laboratory  at Iowa State University has announced that the lab will close effective December 31, 2017 after 35 years of soil, water and environmental testing services.  The last day to submit samples is December 15.  Updates regarding the laboratory will be posted on their website.

December 10, 2017

This was a year of spruce! Our most common diagnoses for spruce in 2017 were Stigmina needle blight, Rhizosphaera needle cast, Sudden needle drop, Spruce spider mite, Spruce bud scale and suspected environmental stress. 

November 30, 2017

Resolve to sign up for the full roster of APS webinars on offer in 2018! APS has worked with plant pathology experts to bring to you timely and useful information that you may put into practice in the field, lab, or classroom.

November 13, 2017

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