Dr. Thomas Walters has been at WSU-NWREC since 2005. He earned his Ph.D in Plant Breeding and Biometry from Cornell University in 1991, and earned a B.A. in Biology from Reed College in 1983. His research focuses on irrigation and fertility management for berry crops to produce great yields, promote healthy plants and maintain safe drinking water. Tom, his wife Lynn, and their two children live in Anacortes, where they all enjoy biking, playing in the Forest Lands, gardening, and throwing balls for Sam the Dog.
Ziduan Han (Paul) is a Masters student working with Dr. Tom Walters. He was born and raised in Xi’an, China. He was involved in a combined program between Beijing Forestry University and Michigan State University and received a B.S in crop and soil science. Now he focuses on root lesion nematode control in red raspberry.
Don Wallace, Agricultural Research Technician, began working with the small fruit program 20011. He received his B.S. degree in Forest Management from University of Washington. Don has extensive experience in forest management in Washington and Oregon, including managing plantings and seed orchards, as well as conducting outreach to legislators and to the public. Don is responsible for carrying out all aspects of field greenhouse and laboratory research.