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WSU virologist and team honored
March 30, 2009

Women in India sell vegetables for a living as well as shop for vegetables for their families. (Photo by Naidu Rayapati)

PULLMAN – Naidu Rayapati, a plant virologist at the WSU Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, and his colleagues from other institutions received a team award for international work at the 6th International IPM Symposium in Portland, OR, on March 24.

Rayapati, a member of the Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP) funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development at Virginia Tech, received the International IPM Excellence Award.

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Grad student selected as APS Student Fellow
February 3, 2009

PULLMAN — Olufemi J. Alabi, a doctoral graduate student in WSU’s plant pathology department, has been selected as a Student Fellow by the American Phytopathological Society.

Alabi, a native of Nigeria, will receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in March to participate in a national summit on The Future of Education and Related Disciplines, organized by the APS Committee on the Future of Plant Pathology Education. He was nominated by his major professor, Naidu Rayapati, assistant professor of plant pathology. Rayapati is a grape virologist at the WSU Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center.

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