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Virginia Tech researcher assists with efforts to prevent plant disease pandemics
Posted June 7, 2021

CALS advances strategic plan and innovation through integrated seed grant funding
Posted May 24, 2021

Plant pandemics and how they could endanger our food supply. Scientists sound alarm on growing menace.
Posted May 23, 2021

To Preserve Global Food Security, New Tools Needed to Prevent Plant Disease Pandemics
Posted May 17, 2021

NSF grant provides new research opportunities for underserved students
Posted January 2, 2020

Researchers receive USDA grant to study transport of pollen from genetically engineered switchgrass and hemp
Posted October 1, 2019

How to spot the toxic algae that's killing dogs in the Southeast
Posted August 12, 2019

Virginia Tech high-flying microbe research featured in special issue of Scientific American
Posted July 11, 2019

People can still enjoy Mississippi's white sand beaches despite algae, say officials
Posted July 10, 2019

'Sneezing' plants contribute to disease proliferation
Posted June 21, 2019

David Schmale receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to New Zealand for harmful algal blooms research
Posted May 31, 2019

Field campaign exposes students to data and decisions research at the interface of engineering and biology
Posted April 12, 2019

Raindrops launch plant spores into the wind, spread fungi
Posted February 26, 2019

Researchers discover microscopic tornadoes of spores released during rainfall
Posted February 25, 2019

Eyes in the sky: 5 ways drones will change agriculture
Posted October 11, 2018

Virginia Tech researchers awarded USDA grant to study the spread of devastating wheat diseases
Posted May 24, 2018

Funding program creates more research opportunities for undergraduates
Posted December 5, 2017

Educating high school students about mycotoxins in food and feed
Posted November 2, 2017

David Schmale tracks what’s in the air
Posted October 27, 2017

Virginia Tech researchers find a new bacterium that helps turn water into ice
Posted August 14, 2017

Biology goes in the air: Unmanned aerial vehicles offer biologists an efficient tool for observation and sampling from a safe distance
Posted July 25, 2017

Virginia Tech researchers find special bacteria in Claytor Lake that can freeze water
Posted March 28, 2017

Virginia Tech Microbe Research Featured in Scientific American
Posted January 17, 2017

How Plant Diseases Travel Around the Globe on Highways in the Air
Posted January 16, 2017

Board of Visitors approves 2016 promotions, tenure, continued appointments
Posted June 7, 2016

The Surprising Importance of Stratospheric Life
Posted June 2, 2016

How drones can help keep our food supply safe
Posted February 29, 2016

New techniques promise better containment of damaging contaminants from environmental disasters
Posted August 27, 2015

Virginia Tech professors travel to Roanoke for special experiment
Posted March 26, 2015

Niki McMaster and Nina Wilson attend mycotoxin workshop in Italy
Posted December 3, 2014

Aerospace student pilots unmanned planes with an eye toward a future academic career
Posted September 15, 2014

TedX Virginia Tech talk 'Drone-ing for life in the atmosphere'
Posted December 9, 2013

David Schmale named one of Popular Science's Brilliant Ten
Posted September 17, 2013

TEDxVirginiaTech event to highlight faculty, students, alumni, and community members
Posted September 12, 2013

Cloudy with a chance of microbes
Posted July 31, 2013

High school biology students learn about the physics of flying by studying flight paths of animals and microbes
Posted May 23, 2013

Unmanned Unplugged: David Schmale, Virginia Tech
Posted May, 2013

Tiny planes coming to scout crops
Posted November 29, 2012

Nonmilitary drones take to the skies in larger numbers
Posted September 10, 2012

Airspace invaders: Virginia Tech researchers seek out mysterious blankets of biomaterials
Posted Spring, 2012

New research laboratory aims for the sky and sea
Posted September 26, 2012

I invent a taste for facts about fungi
Posted Spring, 2012

Microbes travel through air; it would be good to know how and where
Posted September 21, 2011

My Virginia Tech: David Schmale
Posted October 11, 2011

The barrier that brought them together
Posted Spring, 2010

High school students at the Roanoke Valley Governor's School conduct Slime Mold Lab
Posted November 3, 2010

Schmale receives 2010 Sporn Award for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Subjects
Posted May 12, 2010

BBRC Research Awards Announced
Posted May 10, 2010

Schmale receives 2010 Favorite Faculty Award
Posted April 20, 2010

Spotlight on Innovation: High-Risk Plant Pathogens have a New Foe
Posted July 14, 2008

Radio spot on With Good Reason
On the air June 21-27, 2008

PODCAST of MicrobeWorld Radio Program
Archived June 9, 2008

You Tube movie of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles
Uploaded June 4, 2008.

Aerial research could help farmers combat plant pathogens
Posted May, 2008.

Hobby-sized planes may be future of early warning system
Posted May, 2008.

Scientists to study high-risk plant pathogen using small, unmanned aircraft
Posted January 24, 2008.

Science educators to gather for Biotechnology 2007 Conference July 18-21, 2007.
Posted June 27, 2007.

Small, self-controlled planes combine plant pathology and engineering.
Posted June 11, 2007.