10.22.19 WSU plant pathologist Tim Murray continues to discuss plant diseases and pathogens in episode 148, the second half of a conversation entitled: “The Profession That Found WSU’s Tim Murray.” Chairman of the university’s plant pathology department, Murray discusses retirements and other belt tightening that have shrunk the department, but says things are looking up,  given recent authorization to hire new faculty. Murray also discusses the importance of field work, the millions of organisms that live in a teaspoon of soil, speckled snow mold research and the impact of low soil pH on wheat diseases. 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.