du Toit hosts scientist from Denmark

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(left) Merete Halkjaer Olesen with Lindsey du Toit

Dr. Merete Halkjaer Olesen, plant pathologist at Aarhus University in Flakkebjerg, Denmark, visited Dr. Lindsey du Toit’s vegetable seed pathology program at the WSU Mount Vernon NWREC from 20-23 July 2015 to work on diseases in spinach, table beet, and Swiss chard seed crops in northwestern Washington. Merete’s research has focused on diseases in spinach seed production in Denmark, where ~15,000 acres of spinach seed crops are grown annually.