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Department of Plant Pathology

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Plant Pathology


  • New On-line Degree – Master’s in Agriculture: Plant Health Management

    Washington State University’s Plant Health Management master’s option combines WSU’s world-renowned plant science graduate programs with business courses in executive management. Graduates will be qualified to manage commercial-scale agricultural operations and address problems associated with plant pathogens, insects and weeds, as well as environmental factors that affect plant health. Courses include entomology, plant pathology, crop […]

  • Congratulations!

    Anna Leon successfully defended her PhD dissertation on December 12th. Her dissertation was titled ‘Quantification and determination of inoculum threshold levels of Fusarium commune in Douglas-fir nurseries’. Anna’s committee included Gary Chastagner (Chair), Tim Paulitz, Ned Klopfenstein, and Lynne Carpenter Boggs. Anna already has a job as a Nursery Pathologist with Weyerhaeuser. Congratulations Anna!

  • Graduation

    Dr. Ying Zhai attended the Fall Commencement on December 7th and was hooded by her major advisor, Professor Hanu R. Pappu. Her thesis was titled ‘Genomic Characterization and Molecular Investigations into Negative-Stranded RNA viruses of Plants’. Zhai’s thesis committee included Drs. Hanu Pappu (Chair), Amit Dhingra (Horticulture), Ken Eastwell, and Neena Mitter (University of Queensland).  […]

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