Nature Conservancy’s Visit
The Vegetable Pathology program hosted The Nature Conservancy of Washington and their guests, including Natural Resources Conservation Council, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, and Ducks Unlimited members on May 8, 2013, at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC for a laboratory and field tour on various aspects of the project, Field flooding for the Control of Soilborne Potato Pathogens. This project seeks to enhance migratory shorebird habitat in western Washington while also sustaining local farms by using limited field flooding as a crop rotation practice for managing select soilborne pathogens. It is part of TNC’s Farming for Wildlife program. Pictured in the photo is graduate student, Amy Salamone-Kaltenbaugh, who led part of the tour and is working under the direction of Debra Inglis.