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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.

photo of potato leaf infected with late blight disease

Researchers map late blight strains on Java, Indonesia

December 14, 2020

A new study published in Plant Pathology identifies for the first time the genotypes of P. infestans, causing late blight in the main potato-growing regions in Java, Indonesia.