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Department of Plant Pathology

January in the News

Faculty and Graduate Students Present the Latest Research Findings at the Potato Conference

The Washington Oregon Potato Conference was held on January 24-26 at the Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA. Several members of the our department were in attendance. Dr. Brenda Schroeder, assistant professor, gave a presentation entitled “ Role of Soft Rot Bacteria and Verticillium in the Potato Early Dying Complex”; PhD student, Ms. Lydia Tymon, working under the supervision of Dr. Dennis Johnson, professor, talked about “ The Effects of Potato Cultivar and Wounding on Pathogenicity and Agressiveness of Alternaria solani and A. alternata”, and Dr. Dennis Johnson gave a presentation entitled “Impact of Powdery Scab Galls on Yield of Potato.”

Faculty Featured on NSF ADVANCE at WSU Website

Drs. Lori Carris, Lindsey du Toit and Brenda Schroeder are featured on the ADVANCE website as
Stars of STEM (newsmakers and leaders in
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.)

Hanu Pappu Delivers First Fulbright Lecture of 2012

Professor Hanu Pappu talked about his experiences as a 2009 Fulbright scholar and 2011 Fulbright specialist as part of the free, public WSU Fulbright Academy lecture series on January 24. “Research and Teaching at Alexandria University, Egypt: Addressing Disease Threats to Food Security and Sustainability in an Increasingly Competitive Global Agricultural Trade,” is the first presentation in the spring lecture series.

Faculty Invited to Speak at the USDA Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species

Dr. Gary Chastagner, Professor of Plant Pathology and located at the Puyallup Research and Extension Center, was invited to give a presentation titled, “Challenges associated with the spread of Phytophthora ramorum in water from nurseries” at the 23rd USDA Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species, in Annapolis, MD, January 10-13, 2012. During the meeting, Dr. Chastagner presented a poster from his lab group, “Volunteer stream monitoring for invasive Phytophthora species in western Washington” authored by M. Elliott, G. Chastagner, K. P. Coats, A. DeBauw, and K. Riley.

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