Talk describes Penn State's role in saving peach production in Pennsylvania

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The public is invited to “Plants get sick too!,” a presentation from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 24, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library on Penn State's University Park campus.

Frederick Gildow, department head in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, will discuss the successful efforts made by Penn State and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture scientists to save peach production in Pennsylvania from the devastating plant disease, 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 or for questions about the physical access provided, contact Jackie Esposito at jxe2@psu.edu or 814-863-3791 or Gary Moorman at gmoorman@psu.edu or 814-863-7401.

Last Updated August 20, 2013