Dr. Jean Ristaino and Inga Meadows made presentations during the 2015 Tomato Field Day held August 13 at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center in Mills River, NC. Attendees say new and up-and-coming varieties and learned the latest about disease, insect, and weed control for staked tomato production and vegetables in western North Carolina. The field day was sponsored by NC State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC Agricultural Research Service & NC Cooperative Extension Service, the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, and the NC Tomato Growers Association.
Lucky Mehra is the recipient of the Zahir Eyal Student Travel Award from the American Phytopathogical Society (APS) and will present at the APS annual meeting in Pasadena in August.
Congrats to Andrew Scruggs who received the 2015 George Herman Starr Student Travel Award for the APS meeting. The APS annual meeting is in August in Pasadena.
Melinda James, President, and Randall Patterson, member, of the Board of Directors North Carolina Tomato Growers Association, along with Frank Louws, Professor of Plant Pathology and colleague for over 19 years, celebrate the service award given to Jim Driver, SPA employee in the Department of Plant Pathology holds the Award of Service given to Jim Driver at the 47th Annual Meeting and Winter Vegetable Conference and Trade Show. February 26 2015, Asheville NC.
The plaque reads: Presented to Jim Driver In appreciation for your many years of service, dedication and support of the tomato industry in North Carolina by the NC Tomato Growers Association 2015.
Lucky Mehra, current President of the NCSU Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association, presents a commemorative plaque to Dr. Mary Hausbeck of Michigan State University for her invited presentation at the annual Rosie Perez Memorial Seminar. This graduate student-sponsored seminar is named in honor of a former student in NCSU Plant Pathology, the late Rosie Perez. The Plant Pathology graduate students deliberate on the choice of speaker every year, and this year Dr, Hausbeck was chosen to present based upon her outstanding faculty career as a vegetable and ornamental extension plant pathologist at MSU. Dr. Hausbeck is a Professor in the Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences that has earned a Distinguished Faculty Award from the MSU Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association, the Alex Laurie Award from the Society of American Florists, the outstanding MSU Extension Specialist Award, the Beal Outstanding Faculty Award from MSU, and the Master Farmer Associate Award from the Michigan Vegetable Council. She has been awarded the Excellence in Extension Award from the American Phytopathological Society and was elected as a Fellow of APS in 2014. The title of Dr. Hausbeck’s presentation was “A smorgasbord of vegetable diseases is on today’s menu”.