The Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science addresses issues in plant productivity, protection and quality through basic and applied programs in our multiple disciplines.  Providing leadership in achieving the university and college goal of preeminence as a land grant university, we engage in innovative research in plant protection and productivity, provide world-class academic programs and training for students, and engage in research to solve agricultural problems for the benefit of audiences ranging from local to international in scope.


Randoph Grayson honored with Virginia Tech's 2017 Presidential Principles of Community Award.

Anton Baudoin selected as recipient of Virginia Tech's prestigious 2017 William E. Wine Award for Teaching.


Upcoming Defenses and Final Examinations

Jianhui Li - Ph.D.

“Cornichon proteins: unexpected roles in plant pathogen infection, ER morphology maintenance and pollen development”          

April 24, 2017     3:00 PM      Price Hall 420                                      Advisor: X. Wang                                                        

Nina Wilson - Ph.D.

"Strategies to detoxify the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol and improve food safety in the U.S."

April 27, 2017    1:00 PM   Fralin Biotechnology Center Rm 102           Co-advisors: D. Schmale & R. Senger

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