10.15.19 It’s not a profession children dream about becoming as youngsters, so how do individuals wind up pursuing a career in plant pathology? In episode 147 entitled: “The Profession That Found WSU’s Tim Murray,” the chairman of the Department of Plant Pathology at Washington State University, describes his career arc in the scientific specialty that researches diseases in plants. Murray cautions farmers that new diseases and pathogens are emerging as the climate changes and there is much more to learn. Among recent discoveries is a fungus-like organism, called a protist, that transmits the wheat mosaic virus—which has been found in Eastern Washington. Subscribe to Wheat All About It! on iTunes or other podcast apps like Stitcher, Pocket Cast, Overcast, Audio Player, Player FM and others, or listen on your computer at wagrains.org.

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