Nematode diagnostics, a changing of the guard at MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics

Long-time nematology diagnostician, Fred Warner, has retired and testing continues under the direction of Angie Tenney.

Fred Warner (left) and Angie Tenney (right).
Fred Warner (left) and Angie Tenney (right) celebrating Warner’s retirement after 36 years and more than 20 years working together at MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics. Photo by MSU PPD.

After 36 years of identifying nematodes and diagnosing nematode problems in plants, Fred Warner recently retired from Michigan State University (MSU) Plant & Pest Diagnostics (PPD). His infectious enthusiasm for nematodes was only matched by his dedicated service to both MSU and Michigan agriculture.

Nematology in the Plant & Pest Diagnostics will continue under the direction of Angie Tenney. Tenney has over 20 years of experience in nematode diagnostics, working alongside Warner since the late 1990s. Prior to her work with Plant & Pest Diagnostics, Tenney received her B.S. in crop and soil science and M.S. in entomology from MSU.

All nematode-related services that Plant & Pest Diagnostics clients have come to rely upon will continue to be offered. As Tenney steps into her role as the primary nematology diagnostician, she is looking forward to interacting even more with our clients as well as working on new tools to help make nematode diagnostics even better.

Please visit the Plant & Pest Diagnostics website to find out more about the services offered. You can also follow the lab on Twitter for a look at their everyday experiences and events.

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