Plant Pathology In the News
Selected news articles that highlight the accomplishments of the faculty, staff, and students in our department.
Published: July 22nd, 2020 | Source: Growing Produce
Bacterial spot can topple tomato crops anywhere the malady strikes. To help growers stay out of the red zone, University of Florida scientists are aiming to dig deeper in how the pathogen that causes the disease spreads and evolves on farms.
Published: July 22nd, 2020 | Source: IFAS Solutions
Dr. Erica Goss has been awarded a $455,000 grant by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study the epidemiology of bacterial spot in tomatoes.
Published: July 10th, 2020 | Source: Audubon
Dr. Matthew Smith discusses his research on the relationship between birds and truffles in Chile.
Published: May 20th, 2020 | Source: Growing Florida
As more individuals are staying at home due to COVID-19, calls and texts have been increasing for Dr. Matthew Smith for his lab's mushroom identification services.
Published: March 30th, 2020 | Source: Growing Florida
In the time of COVID-19, plants still get sick, and the soil that nourishes them needs care. The health of plants and soil is critical to agriculture, an industry designated an essential service in response to the pandemic. That’s why today, scientists at University of Florida/IFAS laboratories on the main Gainesville campus and elsewhere across the state are working with limited staffing and hours to test samples of soil, water, plants, and even manure sent in from across the state and beyond.
Published: February 19th, 2020 | Source: American Ornithological Society
Marcos Vinicius Caiafa Sepulveda, a PhD student in Matthew Smith’s lab at the University of Florida, received a Student Research Award from AOS in 2019 to explore the relationship between those two birds, the Chucao Tapaculo and Black-throated Huet-huet, and the truffles that share their ecosystem.
Published: February 6th, 2020 | Source: UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Department
Hundreds of middle school attendees and their families learned about plant pathogens and their importance.
Published: February 5th, 2020 | Source: WGCU
An agricultural engineer and a Plant Pathology faculty member, Dr. Pamela Roberts, have joined forces to use drones to combat the spread of bacterial spot and target spot—two deadly tomato diseases.
Published: December 17, 2019 | Source: Citrus Industry News
In the latest All In For Citrus podcast, Ozgur Batuman talks about his research into biological control of the Asian citrus psyllid.
Published: December 5, 2019 | Source: IFAS CALS
Learn about Renato’s background and his experience as a plant pathology student!