Stories tagged plant pathology

It's Friday, and I *know* you didn't see a Science Friday video coming because, well, I haven't posted one in ages.

Science Friday
Science FridayCourtesy Science Friday

But it's Memorial Day weekend (officially, as it's after 5pm on the Friday before), and Memorial Day weekend opens the tomato season, so here goes...

"Tim Stark, tomato farmer and proprietor of Eckerton Hill Farm in Lobachsville, PA, describes his battle with late blight during the summer of 2009."

Rust resistant wheat
Rust resistant wheatCourtesy USDA - Scott Bauer

Another wheat rust warning

"It's now becoming clear that some types of diseases can spread more rapidly and widely than we anticipated," said Chris Mundt, a professor of plant pathology at OSU. His research paper in The American Naturalist explains why.

"This wheat disease problem could be global within a few years," Mundt said. "We would be foolish to ignore it." (read more in Science Daily)