Eat your spinach!

Filed under: Agriculture,Family Updates — Chamberlain @ 8:24 pm
No. 147

This timeless admonition may no longer be heard if the Fusarium wilt fungus has its way, a pathogen that threatens the soil for spinach seed production in wide swaths of the Pacific Northwest. But carnivores shouldn’t celebrate just yet. This fungus is in the cross hairs of our Emily Gatch, a PhD candidate at Washington State University. Watch this video which features Emily and describes her research in combating the effects of this disease by identifying the areas where spinach can be grown safely…

A sigh of relief from Popeye and vicarious pleasure for the clan to see Emily doing her thing! Keep us posted Emily on the status of your important work.


1 Comment »

  1. Emily, our family eats a LOT of spinach and we thank you for dedicating your efforts to keep the crops viable. It would certainly be a sad kitchen indeed not to have spinach available for our enjoyment.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    and love from Aunt Eleanor

    Comment by Eleanor Withers — November 15, 2010 @ 10:09 am

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