ASA Journal Book Review

by Dr. Chuck Francis and Joshua Miller, Ph.D. and DPH graduate student

Plant Pathology Professor Emeritus, Anne Vidaver...

shares her thoughts on Doctor of Plant Health students... "As a founding faculty of the DPH program, I believe  ever more strongly that this program is needed in multiple areas in the public and private sector. This need is because specialists focus on less and less, with employers frustrated with lack of general knowledge by current and prospective employees. Students are and should expect to be in fulfilling and unusual careers."

Dr. Ellen Paparozzi, Professor of Horticulture shares...

...what she enjoys about working/teaching/advising DPH students?
"The thing I enjoy most about working with our DPH students is the opportunity to interact with them as they integrate their knowledge across horticultural and agricultural science Plants are complex and one size does not fit all! Being able to critically review factors affecting growth and development and diagnose solutions to complex problems is what plant health is all about…"

Dr. Chuck Francis (Agronomy & Horticulture) on what he enjoys about...

... working/advising Doctor of Plant Health students: "It is both challenging and rewarding to work with the DPH students because of their obvious talent, broad perspective on agricultural systems, and motivation to make practical contributions to future food supply. They have been active participants in the agroecology class, bringing in a wide appreciation of how to identify and solve pest and nutrient problems in crops, and a willingness to share their expertise with others. This is a landmark program that is preparing graduates very well to face a complex and uncertain future in agriculture, especially in seeking out the most environmentally safe solutions to pests  and soil nutrition challenges."

The new 2015 SDN publication is released...

...check the 8 minute mark for more about Doctor of Plant Health

Be sure to check this out from UNL Extension!

The exhibit will be open year-round and Nebraska Extension Educator, Beth Janning will be onsite to provide agricultural literacy education to visitors

Martha Mamo

Dr. Mamo is one of the talented faculty that work with the Doctor of Plant Health program!

Market Journal - Hailng Corn

On Market Journal today (July 24, 2015) Justin McMechan, UNL Ph.D. and Doctor of Plant Health Program graduate student, explains how manually hailing corn might provide better information about how plants recover from hail damage.

Forestry Webinar Today - July 23, 2015

Shared by our friend, Eric Berg, with the Nebraska Forest Service. This webinar might be of interest to many of you...