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Adair Scholarship Exposes Horticulture's Lancaster to Plant Pathology Research

Monday, August 19, 2019

Amber Lancaster, a Bumpers College senior in horticulture, worked as an Adair Scholar this summer on a project to identify rice cultivars resistant to a bacteria that causes grain and plantlets to rot.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Agriculture Research & Innovation Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Plant Pathology Plant Science

Entomology, Plant Pathology Now One Department in Bumpers College

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Entomology students, faculty, and researchers study insects and microbes to better understand interactions between organisms and improve agricultural production systems.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Academic Affairs Agriculture Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Entomology Plant Pathology Plant Science

Doctoral Student Fischer Earns ESA Plant-Insect Ecosystem Graduate Award

Monday, August 05, 2019

Hillary Fischer, an entomology doctoral student, has been named winner of the 2019 Plant-Insect Ecosystem Kenneth and Barbara Starks Plant Resistance to Insects Graduate Student Award.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Agriculture Awards Research & Innovation Entomology Plant Pathology

Egan Researching How Cells Maintain Health by Repairing Damaged Proteins

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Martin Egan is researching how cells conduct their own quality control, moving damaged proteins to a control area for later repair or removal.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Agriculture Awards Education Health Research & Innovation Science Plant Pathology

NSF CAREER Award Supports Plant Pathologist's Protein Research, Teaching Program

Monday, April 29, 2019

Plant pathologist Clemencia M. Rojas received a $900,000 CAREER Award that will help support her investigation of the biological warfare waged between plants and pathogenic bacteria.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Agriculture Awards Research & Innovation Plant Pathology

Bumpers Crop of Students Earn Graduate Degrees in Entomology and Plant Pathology

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Thirteen students earned graduate degrees in entomology and plant pathology in 2018. The two programs are merging into one department. 

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2018 Outstanding Staff Team Award Winners Announced

Monday, February 18, 2019

Cindy Morley, Heather Jorgensen, Chad Mills, Doris Smith and Kim Keeney helped guide the merger of the departments of entomology and plant pathology into a stronger single department.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Awards Staff Senate Entomology Plant Pathology

Chancellor's Grant Helps Division of Agriculture Researcher Attack Rice Blast From Within

Monday, October 01, 2018

Rice blast causes the loss of 10 percent to 30 percent of the planet's rice crop every year. Enough to feed 60 million people. Professor Martin Egan is investigating the fungus to find its weakness.

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Korth to Serve as Interim Head of Combined Entomology, Plant Pathology Departments

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Ken Korth, a professor recognized as an outstanding mentor and researcher, has been appointed interim head of the combined department of entomology and plant pathology. 

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