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Dr. Roger Innes, a leading scientist in plant molecular and cellular immunity studies, revealed the power of unexplored plant components called exosomes (also called “Lomasomes” or extracellular...
Dr. Alan Collmer studies plant-pathogen warfare. On Thursday, Oct 20th, he spoke to the PSLA department about the infection strategies of Pseudomonas syringae , a pathogen whose complete genome he...
Fusarium graminearum is a serious fungal pathogen of several important crop plants such as, wheat, barley, maize, oats, and rye. It causes millions of dollar losses annually worldwide, not only due...
Check out the latest issue of Sustainable UMD! Dr. Vikki Chanse's LARC 471 class is mentioned in pg. 21 under Howard County . Clip of the story below: Link to story: https://issuu.com/umaryland/docs/...
Our sincere appreciation goes to those of you who have contributed to and passed on news of our LaunchUMD campaign to support digitizing specimens in the Norton-Brown Herbarium. We are excited about...
Check out Autumn Dorsey's, 4th year BLA, experince this summer during an internship at the UMD Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. "Summers in Maryland have always been hot, but my 2016 summer...
On Thursday, Oct 13, the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture had the privilege of hosting Dr. Jim Kerns from North Carolina State University. Dr. Kerns presented a seminar...
Have you been thinking about studying abroad? Check out more information about our study abroad trips to Italy, New Zealand, and Costa Rica. What did Edy Ruano, 4th year BLA student, think about his...
This fall, students in Dr. Kelly Cook's LARC 141 worked on a very interesting project. The project involved students choosing a piece of music and then transforming that into drawings, sculptures,...
Can Genetic Modified Wheat Help People Escape Hunger in the Future? On 6 October, Dr. Vijay Tiwari spoke to us about his work on the wheat genome. Dr. Tiwari completed his PhD in 2009 in Plant...
Without external funding the Herbarium is due to cease operation on January 1, 2017 . I am writing to ask if you can help us in our fundraising efforts, either personally or by pushing the news of...
College Park, MD -- In her quest to eradicate a devastating coffee disease called “Coffee Rust” – an issue that is plaguing Central American families who rely on coffee production to sustain their...
Do We Need to Care for Climate Change? Every year, the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) at University of Maryland (UMD) invites several research experts to present their...
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College Park, MD -- A recent PhD graduate and assistant professor from the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources have solved a riddle that scientists have been...
Routine measurements of fruit starch levels, ground color and other maturity indices allow growers to make improved decisions about optimum harvest dates for long-term storage. During August through...
Dr. Sullivan has been involved in teaching, research, and extension at UMD for 31 years. Before his appointment as Associate Dean for Academic Programs, he served as the Interim Director for the...
Dr. Linda Harris The Bugs Among the Nuts – Angela Ferelli (and PLSC689A) Salmonellosis outbreaks in the tree nut industry have sparked research into the safety associated with the harvesting and...
Dr. Jeri Barak Salmonella interactions in the Plant Phyllosphere - Angela Ferelli (and PLSC689A) The interaction between plant and enteric pathogens remain a shrewd and elusive front of food safety...
Dr. Steven Mirsky Maximizing the Benefits of Cover Cropping - by Candace Pritchard (and PLSC689A) Planting of cover crops on farmed land between cash crop plantings can decrease soil erosion, while...

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