• Phill is standing in a potato field in Bangladesh with two scientists from Bangladesh.

    In the Field…Pathologist Phillip Wharton is On the Hunt

    Published on March 1, 2019

    Potato late blight disease is no match for Dr. Wharton's keen hunting eyes. Phill is the lead pathologist for the Biotechnology Potato Partnership and an Associate Professor at the University of Idaho.

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Photo of David Douches, aged 12,  kneeling next to his flower garden with tomato in hand from 1972

MSU researcher reflects on first Earth Day celebration; “It inspired me to dedicate my career to potato research”

April 22, 2020

MSU potato breeder Dave Douches looks back to the first Earth Day celebration fifty years ago and reflects on how events that day inspired his career in horticulture.