By Linda Weiford, WSU News
PULLMAN, Wash. – If a farmer’s goats, cattle or sheep are sick in Kenya, how’s the health of the farmer? Though researchers have long suspected a link between the health of farmers and their families in sub-Saharan Africa and the health of their livestock, a team of veterinary and economic scientists has quantified the relationship for the first time in a study.
PULLMAN – Washington’s peppermint producers can make better informed decisions about what to plant and how to rotate their crops, thanks to a discovery by graduate student Jeremiah Dung. The state’s peppermint industry was valued at $36.6 million in 2009.
Dung, who is pursuing his Ph.D. in plant pathology, earned first place in a graduate student paper contest at the Pacific division of the American Phytopathological Society last summer for his work regarding a soil-borne fungus called Verticillium dahliae. He also presented his findings at the regional meeting.
The Pacific division is the largest in the APS and includes members from 13 states.
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