Department of Plant Pathology

Goss's Wilt of corn

Nebraska Plant Pathology: A Culture of New Diseases

January 23, 2019
Though relatively small, UNL's Department of Plant Pathology has played a significant role in the discovery of many economically important plant diseases, including most recently, a new fungal pathogen causing Fusarium head blight of wheat. This article is from the 2019 Nebraska Crop Management Conference Proceedings.

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Loren Giesler, new Head of the UNL Department of Plant Pathology

Loren Giesler Named Head of Plant Pathology Department

July 23, 2018
Loren Giesler has been named head of the Plant Pathology Department at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, effective Sept. 1, 2018. A long-time contributor to CropWatch, Giesler is a professor and extension plant pathologist in the department.

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Map of Nebraska reporting districts

PPDC Clinic Crop Disease Reports July 20-August 3

August 4, 2017
Crop diseases identified by district in samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab from July 20 to August 3.

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Severe holcus spot on corn leaves
Severe holcus spot on corn leaves

Crop Diseases Confirmed by Plant & Pest Lab June 15-27

June 29, 2017
Holcus spot in corn was among the diseases diagnosed by the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab in samples submitted June 15-27. See what diseases were confirmed in corn, soybean, wheat, and hops.

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Kyle Broderick
Kyle Broderick

Kyle Broderick, New Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic Coordinator

May 17, 2017
On April 1, I became coordinator of the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic after working as an extension technologist in a University of Nebraska soybean pathology lab for six years.

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