Talk to Look at Efforts to Save Pa. Peach Production

8/17/2013 7:00 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The public is invited to an hourlong presentation at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, titled “Plants Get Sick Too!” in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, Penn State University.

Frederick Gildow, head of the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, will discuss the successful efforts made by Penn State and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture scientists to save peach production in Pennsylvania from the devastating plum pox virus.

The presentation is the last of special events scheduled for the 50th anniversary of the beginnings of the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology being celebrated with an exhibit “Healthy Plants for a Healthy World: 50 Years of Plant Pathology at Penn State” on display through Sept. 17 in The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library.

For more information, contact Jackie Esposito at jxe2<\@> or 814-863-3791, or Gary Moorman at gmoorman<\@> or 814-863-7401.

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