DPH Students Receive Degrees at December Commencement

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Doctor of Plant Health Director, Dr. Gary Hein and Dr. Joshua Miller

Congratulations to our new Doctor of Plant Health recipient, Dr. Joshua Miller, who received his DPH degree on Friday, December 9th at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Joshua Jay Miller presented his Doctoral Seminar, “The Role of Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Research To Meet the Challenges Facing Agriculture in the 21st Century” on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. He will be working on his PhD in Plant Pathology with the intention to graduate in May of 2017.

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Sarah Blecha and Dr. Joshua Miller

Congratulations to Sarah Marie Blecha on receiving her MS in Agronomy on December 9th, 2016. Sarah started the DPH program in the fall of 2016, and will continue working on her DPH degree.

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Sarah Blecha, Doctor of Plant Health Director Dr. Gary Hein, Dr. Joshua Miller

Joshua Miller to present Doctoral Defense Seminar

Dr. Gary Hein

DPH student Joshua Miller will present his Doctoral Defense Seminar, “The Role of Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Research to Meet the Challenges Facing Agriculture in the 21st Century”, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in Keim 150. Refreshments will be served.

DPH Students Receive The William J. Curtis Fellowship Award

Dr. Gary Hein
Adam Striegel, Sarah Blecha and Aaron Sedivy

Congratulations to Adam Striegel, Sarah Blecha, Aaron Sedivy and Emily Stine (not pictured)-all current DPH students-on receiving The William J. Curtis Fellowship Award. They were recognized at the Distinguished Fellowships and Awards Luncheon on November 8, 2016.

New online tool developed by DPH student Josh Miller helps soybean farmers

Salvador Ramirez presents poster at 2016 Plant Science Retreat

Dr. Gary Hein
Salvador "Sal"  Ramirez II

Sal Ramirez, a current DPH student, presented a poster at the 2016 Plant Science Retreat that was held on October 14th, 2016 at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center in Nebraska City. The title of his poster is:  “Increasing diversity of crop rotations alters soil microbial communities under variable rates of nitrogen fertilization”.

Sal characterized soil microbial communities and how they were influenced by four different crop rotations and three rates of nitrogen fertilization. He will be presenting his work in November at the ASA-CSSA-SSSA meetings in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Gary Hein Attends ICE 2016

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Dr. Gary Hein & Sage Thompson

Dr. Gary Hein, PhD., Director of Doctor of Plant Health Program, attended ICE 2016, the XXV International Congress of Entomology, under the theme Entomology without Borders, September 25th-September 30th, 2016 in Orlando, FL. The event brought together the largest delegation of scientists and experts in the history of the discipline. It was an opportunity to make important connections with entomologists and scientists from around the world and showcase our program to an important global audience.

Dr. Hein and Sage Thompson from the University of Florida Doctor of Plant Medicine Program, co-hosted an information booth about both programs while in Orlando.

Justin McMechan, DPH Graduate, Receives Award

Justin McMechan
Justin McMechan

Justin McMechan, a recent DPH Graduate, received the John Henry Comstock Award at the ICE 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology Conference in Orlando, FL.  The conference was held September 25th-30th, 2016.     

The John Henry Comstock Award goes to one student each year in each regional Branch of the Entomological Society of America (North Central Branch in this case) who has performed through their graduate career at an exemplary level.

Plan to attend a great seminar...

Dr. Amit Sethi, Research Scientist with the DuPont-Pioneer Research and Development Center in Johnston, IA, will present the seminar, “The Next Generation of Insect-Resistant Biotech Crops” today, Aug. 30, at 4:00 p.m. in the Nebraska East Union

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