PPCP GSA welcomes three new students with a barbecue!!!

On August 29th, 2015, the LSU PPCP GSA welcomed our new graduate students with barbecued chicken, pork and sausage on the beautiful LSU Lakes.  This fall, Filipe Godoy, Rachel Herschlag and Sergio Urioste joined the Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology.   Felipe Godoy orginially hails from Brazil, where he received a B.S. in... Continue Reading →


Into the forest with the GSA: students learn about important pests and pathogens in Louisiana forests

On April 17th, graduate students from the Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology and School of Renewable Natural Resources visited the Kisatchie National Forest to learn about tree diseases and pests that plague Louisiana. As a member Training/ Journal Club committee, Mary Helen was instrumental in organizing the trip. Mary Anne Sayer, Research physiologist... Continue Reading →

Taking a break with the Pelicans

On March 7th, several students traveled to New Orleans to watch the New Orleans Pelicans defeat the Memphis Grizzlies.It was an exciting basketball game with the Pelicans coming from behind winning the game in the second half with a final score of 95-89.  We also enjoyed some good New Orleans food and cocktails while in... Continue Reading →

Students present their research at Southern Division APS in Atlanta

At the annual Southern Division American Phytopathological Society meeting in Atlanta (Feb 1&2, 2015), several students from LSU gave oral presentations and posters about their research.  Eduardo Chagas gave an oral presentation discussing his observations of the association (or lack) of Cercospora soybean leaf blight symptoms with cercosporin.   Maryam Shahrtash presented her findings using... Continue Reading →


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