MS students Mary Steele and Cooper Calvin present at workshop
Congratulations to Center Master's students Cooper Calvin and Mary Steele for winning registration awards at the 68th Annual Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogens and the 53rd California Nematology Workshop, both held in Watsonville this past March!
Mary spoke on the effect of wheat cover crop on Macrophomina root rot and rhizosphere microbiome in strawberry while Cooper presented on black root rot complex and pathogenicity of Pythium spp. in California strawberries, both important pathogens that heavily impact strawberry fruit development.
We were also excited to see former Master's student Yu-Chen Wang in her new element as a Plant Pathology Advisor at the UCCE Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito counties office in Watsonville, CA!