Faculty members deliver invited presentations
Dr. Mark Mazzola, Adjunct Professor in the department and Research Plant Pathologist with the USDA-ARS in Wenatchee, delivered an invited address at the conference “Fruits and Roots: a celebration and forward look” in East Malling, United Kingdom. The conference was held as part of a series of activities to mark the centenary of East Malling Research. His talk was entitled “Resilience of orchard replant soils to pathogen re-infestation in response to Brassicaceae seed meal amendment”.
Dr. Lindsey du Toit was invited by Gail Ruhl, Plant Diagnostician, to give a seminar titled “Establishing a career in applied plant pathology” to the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, on 9 October 2013. Lindsey met with graduate students, postdoctorates, and individual faculty during her visit to the department on 9-10 October. Lindsey also was invited to speak on this topic as part of the Guest Speaker Seminar Program of the Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association of the Department of Plant Pathology at The Ohio State University. Her seminar was presented on 28 October 2013. Lindsey met with faculty, staff, and graduate students at the Wooster campus on 28 October and the Columbus campus on 29 October.
In November, Lindsey du Toit was invited to speak at the 2013 UK Onion & Carrot Conference (http://www.onionandcarrotconference.co.uk/) in Peterborough, England on 19-20 November 2013. Her presentation in the onion program was titled “Neck Rot Identification and Management Based on Achilles’ Heel”. The onion session was attended by ~350 registrants from the UK and European Union. Lindsey met with researchers, consultants, and growers during the event to discuss neck rot and other onion diseases.