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.


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

David Schmale and Boris Vinatzer promoted to Professor.

Jacob Barney and Guillaume Pilot promoted to Associate Professor.

Upcoming Defenses and Final Examinations

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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