College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Department of Plant Pathology

February in the News

Students Present Research:
Three students participated in the Wiley Exposition displaying posters highlighting their research: Femi Alabi, Donna Henderson, and Amo Segwagwe. Each student also presented a brief oral overview of the project to judges. Award winners will be announced later this semester. The annual Wiley Exposition of Graduate and Professional Studies provides graduate and professional students an excellent opportunity to present their original research or scholarship to peers, faculty, and the general public. It also provides the GPSA and Graduate School an opportunity to honor those students engaged in the central purpose of their graduate or professional careers.

Faculty Present Research:
Dr. Naidu Rayapati and his team won recognition for their work at Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers 2007 Annual Meeting, Trade Show and Convention, held during February 7-9, 2007 at Kennewick, Washington State.  Awards were: Best of Show under Poster Session: Professional – title, Grapevine Leafroll Disease in Washington State Vineyards, authors: Naidu Rayapati and Marilyn Soule and Best of Show under Poster session: Student – title: Many Combinations of Grapevine Viruses are Present in Washington State Vineyards, authors: Marilyn Soule, Sridhar Jarugula, Olufemi Alabi, Punsasi Rajakaruna and Naidu Rayapati.

Dr. Hanu Pappu was invited to give a presentation on Iris yellow spot virus epidemics in onion bulb and seed crops at the annual meeting of the Idaho and Malheur County (OR) Onion Grower’s Association, in Ontario, OR on February 6th, 2006. see photo

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