Identifying and preventing the spread of plant diseases

The Orcas Island Garden Club will host a Hybrid meeting featuring Lindsey du Toit on Wednesday, March 15 at 10 a.m.

You may attend the presentation in person in the Madrona Room at Orcas Center OR you may participate via Zoom. The meeting will be recorded and available for viewing on our website approximately one week after the program. Zoom link can be found on the Orcas Island Garden Club website. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Lindsey will describe how to identify plant diseases and manage risks for spreading plant diseases within and between gardens or farms. If you enjoy having visitors to your garden or farm and enjoy sharing plants and produce with others, this presentation is for you.

Lindsey is the Alfred Christianson Distinguished Professor in Vegetable Seed Science and Extension Plant Pathologist at Washington State University Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center and the WSU Dept. of Plant Pathology.

Her research specialty and interests are the epidemiology and management of diseases affecting vegetable seed crops in the Pacific Northwest. She has responsibility for a state-wide research & extension program on diseases affecting high-value, small-seeded vegetable seed crops grown in the Pacific Northwest USA. These seed crops produce 50-100% of the US supply and up to 50% of the world supply of seed for more than 30 species of vegetables.

Prior to starting in her current position at the WSU Mount Vernon NWREC in 2000, Lindsey served as a plant diagnostician for the WSU Puyallup Research & Extension Center from 1998-2000.