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   February 26, 2014 Meeting    
Dr. Amy Rossman




The Beltsville Garden Club will hold its February general meeting on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose room of the James E. Duckworth School on Evans Trail in Beltsville, Maryland.

Dr. Amy Rossman of USDA will speak about:

Fungi in Your Garden


Dr. Amy Y. Rossman is Research Leader of the Systematic Mycology & Microbiology Laboratory, USDA Agricultural Research Service, and Director of the U.S. National Fungus Collections, in Beltsville, Maryland. She received her Ph.D. from Oregon State University and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University. She served as the plant quarantine mycologist for the USDA for three years and thus has an appreciation for the complexity of plant-associated fungi.
She is past President as well as a Fellow of the Mycological Society of America. In addition she is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Her research addresses the systematics of plant pathogenic fungi, with emphasis on ascomycetes in the Diaporthales and Hypocreales and their asexual states. However, this talk will cover the fungi most likely to be encountered in the backyards and parks in Beltsville and surrounding communities!

Refreshments will be served after the meeting. Bring a plant, or plant related material for the club’s door prize table. The public is welcome and admission is free.






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