Awardees from APS 2016 North Central Division meeting
Nick Arneson, Nikita Gambhir and Kelsie Musil received Travel Award from 2016 meeting of APS North Central Division.
Kyle Broderick, assistant extension educator in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska and coordinator of the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic, wins first place for his Oral Presentation.
Nikita Gambhir, Ph.D. Student under Dr. Sydney Everhart, wins third place for her poster presented.
Kelsie Musil, MS student in Plant Pathology, wins second place for her poster presented.
Josh Miller, Nicole Bacheller received APS Foundation Travel Award
Josh Miller received Browning Plant Medicine and Health Travel Award. This graduate student travel award, established by the generous gift from Past President J. Artie Browning and his wife, Arra, was established specifically to assist graduate students majoring in a doctor of plant medicine or the doctor of plant health program to attend and participate in a professional meeting or conference appropriate to their interests.
Nicole Bacheller received Gustaaf A. and Ineke C. M. de Zoeten Student Travel Award at the annual APS meeting.
Dr. Sydney Everhart awarded APS Foundation Recognition
Dr. Sydney Everhart awarded the APS Schroth Faces of the Future Award in Epidemiology and gave an invited presentation at the Schroth Symposium at the APS national meeting.
Awardees of student travel fund
Guangchao Sun, Josh Miller and Raquel Rocha recieved David H. & Anne E. Larrick Student Travel Fund Award to attend the Annual meeting of Resilience Emerging from Scarcity and Abundance at Phoenis, AZ
Winners of Milton E. Mohr 2016-2017 Fellowship in Agriculture
Margarita Marroquin-Guzman, Joshua Miller, karen Ferreira Da Silva and guangchao Sun were selected for Milton E. Mohr 2016-2017 Fellowship on their academic performance and potential for accomplishments in their specific field.
Plant Path presenters of Spring 2017 Research Fair
ZEINA AL-AMEELI, MAHA ELRAKAIBY, and MITESHRI PRAJAPATI
Advisors: John DeLong, James Van Etten, Kyle Hoagland and David Dunigan
“Chlorovirus Amplification by Some Predators Foraging on Endosymbiotic Containing Paramecia”
Advisor: Sydney Everhart
“Whole Genome Sequencing for Analysis of Fungicide-exposed ‘Sclerotinia sclerotiorum’”
Advisor: Richard Wilson
“The Fungal Nitrooxidative Stress Response Suppresses Rice Innate Immunity During Blast”
EDGAR NIETO LOPEZ
Dr. Deepti Nigan joined Dr. Hernan Garcia-Ruiz group.
Dr. Deepti Nigan joined Dr. Hernan Garcia-Ruiz group as a Postdoctoral researcher to work on Bioinformatics approaches to small RNA profiling.
Dr. Jane Wamaitha Mwathi awarded a USDA Borlaug Fellowship.
Dr. Jane Wamaitha Mwathi from Biosciences East and Central Africa in Kenya was awarded a USDA Borlaug Fellowship to study viruses causing Maize lethal necrosis in Dr. Hernan Garcia-Ruiz lab.
Jerry Weiland visits PLPT
Dr. Jerry Weiland visited the Department of Plant Pathology November 6 as a invited 2017 Fall Seminar Series speaker. Dr. Weiland is a Research Plant Pathologist in the USDA/ARS Horticultural Crops Research Unit, Oregon State University at Corvallis.
His seminar was titled "Diversity Matters: Exploring the consequences of Pythium diversity in forest nurseries." Weiland met with faculty and students during his stay for further discussion during meals and appointments.
Check for Dectes Stem Borer Damage in Soybeans
Robert Wright - Extension Entomologist | Justin McMechan - Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist | Kyle Broderick - Coordinator of the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic
We have received several reports of stem breakage caused by Dectes stem borer in eastern Nebraska. In some cases, these fields were not previously known to be infested with Dectes beetles.
Dectes has been expanding its range in Nebraska soybeans. Most commonly it has been found damaging soybeans in south central Nebraska, but it has been expanding to the east, west, and north.