The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Avocado farmers face unique foe in fungal-farming beetle

Beetles with unusual "green thumbs" for growing fungi are threatening avocado crops and could transform into a more destructive pest, according to an international team of researchers that includes Huck Institutes affiliate David Geiser.

Read the article on Penn State News.

Dr. Geiser, a professor of plant pathology at Penn State and the director of the Fusarium Research Center, is a faculty member of the Huck Institutes' Bioinformatics and Genomics and Genetics graduate programs.

http://news.psu.edu/story/282122/2013/07/18/research/avocado-farmers-face-unique-foe-fungal-farming-beetle