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.

Upcoming Defenses and Final Examinations

Steven Haring - M.S. :  "Harvest Weed Seed Control: An Integrated Weed Management Strategy for Organic and Conventional Production Systems"
Date/Time:  08/07/2017, 9:00 AM
Location: Fralin Auditorium    (Advisor: M. Flessner)

Ranjeet Randhawa - M.S. :  "Characterization and Management of Acetolactate Synthase Inhibiting Herbicide Resistant Mouse-Ear Cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) in Winter Wheat"
Date/Time:  08/08/2017, 11:00 AM
Location: 420 Price Hall     (Advisor: M. Flessner)


Shelton R. Boyd successfully defends M.S.
"Characterization of the amino acid transporter AAP1 in Arabidopsis thaliana – an exploration of AAP1’s role in plant amino acid metabolism"

Alyssa Smith successfully defends M.S.  
"Adaptation of an invasive grass to agriculture: ecological and genomic evidence"

Registration open for 2017 AREC Ag / Industry Tour. Student sign up here.


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