Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been doing stalk rot assessments at several of the ISU Research Farms including the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm, the McNay Research Farm, and the Ames Farm.
The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions recently received in the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic
Congratulations to Dr. Mitch Elmore (right) for his success in the FY2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition from the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) - Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative.
Congratulations to Priyanka Surana for her Research Excellence Award from the ISU Graduate College. Priyanka graduated in Spring/Summer 2017 with a PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology with a minor in Statistics under the direction of Roger Wise and Dan Nettleton.
Gregory Fuerst, a member of the Roger Wise’s Lab, was selected as the 2017 Midwest Area Award Recipient in the Scientific Support category "for exceptional scientific support and contributions to the ARS research programs".
Dr. Allen Miller and Dr. Steve Whitham received a four-year multi-institutional grant ($10.3 million) funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
To help farmers and agronomists identify, scout, and manage corn diseases a new Corn Diseases booklet, published by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is now available to crop producers and industry professionals.
By Lina Rodriguez Salamanca and Laura Jesse Iles, Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic
The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions recently received in the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic. Visit the PIDC's Facebook page for updates and more pictures. For more information on a particular disease or insect problem listed, follow the article (hyperlink) cited.
As the 2017 growing season winds down, ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists share how the crops are progressing and finishing out the season in their repressive regions across the state.
In early September, some fields had some pretty high numbers (plants with over 1,000 aphids!). Generally, aphids were concentrated around the ear, but could be found throughout the plant more
W. Allen Miller and Steve Whitham, are contributing to a multi-institutional effort funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Dr. Nancy Boury received a 3-year (2017-2020) grant of $182,812 from NSF Division of Undergraduate Education program (DUE). DUE's programs are intended to strengthen STEM education at two- and four-year colleges and universities by improving curricula, instruction, laboratories, infrastructure, assessment, diversity of students and faculty, and collaborations.
Dr. Roger Wise presented one of his latest research papers in San Diego, California and Michigan State University.
Welcome Andrew James Penney, Joshua Nathan Viggers, Katerina Louise Holan, and Valeria Velazquez Zapata!
Congratulations to Mauricio Serrano, Lauren Washington and Priyanka Surana
Yesterday the Plant Pathology Graduate Student Organization hosted a Summer Kickoff Breakfast for all departmental members for their third year in a row. This year was potluck style with an emphasis on multicultural dishes. Lets hope after its third year this event sticks around because we love food.
In an effort to streamline processes, the Iowa State University Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic has updated and simplified submission forms for receiving requests for diagnosis for plant problems and insect, plant or mushroom identification.