College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Department of Plant Pathology

September in the News

Congratulations to Dr. Brenda Schroeder!

Dr. Brenda Schroeder, assistant professor in the department, recently co-authored a review on food safety and plant pathology that just came out in the 2012 Annual Review of Phytopathology (impact factor 10.2).

Barak J.D., and B.K. Schroeder. 2012. Interrelationships of Food Safety and Plant Pathology: The Life Cycle of Human Pathogens on Plants. Annu. Rev. Phytopathol. 2012. 50:241–66

Some of the previous contributions to the Annual Reviews series by our faculty include:

Carris, L.M. L.A. Castlebury, and B.J. Goates. 2006. Nonsystemic Bunt Fungi—Tilletia indica and T. horrida: A Review of History, Systematics, and Biology. Vol. 44: 113-133.

Glawe, D.A. 2008. The Powdery Mildews: A Review of the World’s Most Familiar (Yet Poorly Known) Plant Pathogens. Vol. 46: 27-51.

Hulbert, S., C.A. Webb, S.M. Smith, and Q. Sun. 2001. Resistance gene complexes: Evolution and Utilization. Vol. 39: 285 – 312.

Mavrodi, D.V., W., Blankenfeldt, and L.S. Thomashow. 2006. Phenazine compounds in fluorescent Pseudomonas spp. biosynthesis and regulation. Vol. 44:417-45.

Paulitz, T.C., and R.R. Bélanger. 2001. Biological control in greenhouse systems. Vol. 39: 103 – 133.

Weller, D.M., J.M. Raaijmakers, B. McSpadden Gardener, and L.S. Thomashow. 2002. Microbial populations responsible for specific soil suppressiveness to plant pathogens. Vol. 40: 309 – 348.

Renowned Mushroom Photographer Presents “In Search of the Holey Veil” on the WSU Campus October 7

The Department of Plant Pathology, in conjunction with the Palouse Mycological Association, will host the North American mushroom photographer, videographer and adventurer Taylor Lockwood and his multimedia show “In Search of the Holey Veil”, on Sunday, October 7, at 7 pm in the Ensminger Pavilon on the Washington State University campus.   “The Holey Veil” includes photos and videos of  mushrooms and mushroomers from Taylor’s three-month trip to India, Nepal, Thailand, and China in 2011.  For more information on Taylor’s photographs, videos, and books, see

Ensminger Pavilon is located  on the corner of Wilson Road and Lincoln Drive, across from the Alumni Centre, on the WSU campus.  Doors will open at 6:30 pm, and refreshments will be served.  Taylor will have his books and DVDs available for purchase at the show.  The show is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Lori Carris (

Outreach Video from APS

From APS News Capsule: During this year’s APS Annual Meeting, Carol Ishimaru officially unveiled the new APS plant pathology video. This professionally produced outreach video is now available for all members to distribute in various outlets for the purpose of increasing the recognition and understanding of plant pathology. The video is aimed at undergraduates in biology and related majors who have limited agricultural background, and it’s available for your use in classroom settings, on organization websites, on display at career fairs, and for sharing with colleagues. The opportunities are endless! Share the video to increase your plant pathology outreach efforts. Check it out, and help the video go viral today!

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