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  • Rebuilding soil boosts threatened beet seed production

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Growers in the fertile Skagit Valley have reported drops in historical beet seed yields of as much as 50 percent, according to Lindsey du Toit, vegetable seed pathologist at Washington State University. While disease and herbicides may cause isolated problems, researchers recently determined that poor soil is the prevailing factor.  Read […]

  • Welcome Dalphy Harteveld

    Graduate students met with new staff member and guest seminar speaker, postdoctoral research associate Dr. Dalphy Harteveld, to discuss ongoing research in the Dept. of Plant Pathology. Dr. Harteveld received her Ph.D from The University of Queensland in Australia where she studied diseases of apple caused by Alternaria species under the supervision of Dr. Andre […]

  • Mount Vernon berry pathology research aids Westside growers

    September 29, 2014 Northwest Washington’s small fruit growers may get some help warding off two growing threats to their high-value crops, as a result of the ongoing work of WSU Mount Vernon’s new berry pathology research team. Associate Plant Pathology Professor Tobin Peever, Post-doctoral Research Associate Dalphy Harteveld, and Ph.D student Olga Kozhar are studying […]

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