A day in the plant pathology lab

Did you know that plants can get sick like humans and animals!? It’s true, and at AgBiome we make products to control insects, weeds, nematodes, and plant pathogens. While a majority of human pathogens are viruses and bacteria, most plant pathogens are fungi. For this reason, that plant pathologists at AgBiome are focused on research and development of product candidates to control economically important fungal pathogens that reside in the soil (soil-borne plant pathogens) and those that are airborne and attack plant foliage (foliar plant pathogens).

Meet Anna! She is a plant pathologist on the soil-borne pathogens team, which focuses on discovery of biologicals that control damping off pathogens including Rhizoctonia, Pythium, and Fusarium, and other important soil-borne fungal pathogens. This team also plays a large role in quality control testing for AgBiome biological products, and works with AgBiome Innovations to find and create screening assays for additional pathosystems of interest.

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