Research Associate Professor
- Nematology: Globodera pallida biology, population genetics and control
Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist — Seed Potato
Kasia’s research focuses on seed potato production, with the overall goal of improving quality. Specific emphasis is on pathogens important to seed potato production and seed health and seed-related aspects of commercial potato production.
Director, Seed Potato Germplasm Program
Durrin’s experience includes plant tissue culture, plant virology and nematology. She has worked with potatoes in a laboratory and greenhouse setting for the past decade. In her current position as director of the Nuclear Seed Potato Program, she maintains tissue culture of over 300 potato varieties including public, private and research lines. She strives to provide seed potato growers and researchers with quality pre-nuclear seed they can rely on.
Extension Pesticide Specialist and Professor
Hutchinson, Pamela J.S.
Associate Professor, Potato Cropping Systems Weed Scientist
Premier Potato Cropping Systems Weed Management Program. Increased database of hairy nightshade biology in potato cropping systems. Hairy nightshade control with targeted tank mixtures. Potato variety tolerance to new potato herbicides. Effect of glyphosate carryover in tubers of multiple potato varieties. New information on herbicide management of the Pale Cyst Nematode trap crop Solanum sisymbriifolium.
Assistant Professor, Cropping Systems Agronomy
Xi Liang is leading a Cropping Systems Agronomy program with focuses on crop physiology in response to abiotic and biotic stresses, irrigation management and alternative crop agronomy (e.g., cover crops and quinoa).
Department Head, Professor
My research focused on the fate and transport of synthetic and natural organics in soil and water systems, with a specific interest in natural pesticides.
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