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Graduate Students – Directory

Entomology

Dr. Lynell Tanigoshi, Entomology Department

 

Vegetable Horticulture

Dr. Carol Miles, Horticulture Department


Photo of Travis AlexanderTravis Alexander – PhD student
Thesis Title: The postharvest quality implications of mechanically harvesting cider apples for growers and hard cider makers.
Started: 2015
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Photo of Fairuz BuajailaFairuz Buajaila – PhD student
Thesis Title: Comparing poultry manure to commercial mineral fertilizers for nutrition and fruit quality of grafted and non-grafted tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L) in high tunnels.
Started: 2014
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Photo of Sahar DabirianSahar Dabirian – M.S. student
Thesis Title: Optimizing watermelon grafting to control Verticillium wilt in Washington.
Started: 2014
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Photo of Shuresh GhimireShuresh Ghimire – PhD student
Thesis Title: Efficacy of different biodegradable mulches on pumpkin yield and quality, and mulch biodegradability in Northwest Washington.
Started: 2015
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Vegetable Pathology

Dr. Debra Ann Inglis, Plant Pathology Department


Photo of Abby BeissingerAbby Beissinger – M.S. Student
Started: 2014
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Alexandra Valeria Swidergal – M.S. Student
Started: 2014
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Vegetable Seed Pathology

Dr. Lindsey du Toit, Plant Pathology Department


Photo of Shannon CarmodyShannon Carmody – M.S. student
M.S. thesis: Management of the seedborne phase of light leaf spot (Cylindrosporium concentricum) and white leaf spot (Pseudocercosporella capsellae) in brassica crops.
Started: 2015
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Photo of John WeberJohn Weber – M.S. student
M.S. thesis: Management of white mold in sunflower seed crops in the semi-arid Columbia Basin of central Washington.
Started: 2015
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Small Fruit Horticulture

Dr. Lisa Wasko DeVetter, Horticulture Department”


Photo of Matthew ArringtonMatthew Arrington – PhD student
Thesis title: Optimization of pollination and fruit set in blueberry: Flower morphology, alternative pollinators, and nutrient supplementation
Started: 2015
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Photo of Rachel RudolphRachel Rudolph – PhD student
Thesis title: Management strategies for Phytophthora rubi andPratylenchus penetrans in floricane red raspberry in the Pacific Northwest
Started: 2014
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Weed Science

Dr. Timothy Miller, Crop and Soil Sciences Department

Photo of Sherry DuanYushan (Sherry) Duan – PhD student
Thesis Title: Assessing the impacts of plow-down and cover crops on field production of tulip.
Started: 2012
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Completed Students

Photo of Ana Vida AlcalaAna Vida Alcala – PhD student
Thesis Title: Management of Damping-off in Organic Vegetable Production in the Pacific Northwest.
Graduated: 2014
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Photo of Kelly Ann AtterberryKelly Ann Atterberry – M.S. student
Thesis Title: Nutrition Education and School Garden Projects with K–12 Students to Promote Consumption of Dry Beans.
Graduated: 2015
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Photo of Callie BoltonCallie Bolton – M.S. student
Thesis Title: Organic Weed Control in a Newly Established Vineyard.
Graduated: 2011
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Photo of Eric ChristiansonEric Christianson – M.S. student
Thesis Title: Screening carrot germplasm for resistance to Xanthomonas hortorum pv. carotae.
Graduated: 2014
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Photo of Jamie CummingsJamie Cummings – M.S. student
Thesis Title: Evaluation of organic seed treatments for control of seedling blight/damping-off pathogens of spinach.
Graduated: 2007
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Photo of Charles CoslorCharles Cosler – M.S. student
Thesis Title:
Graduated: 2012
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Photo of Jeremy CowanJeremy Cowan – PhD student
Thesis Title: Impacts of High Tunnels and Bio-Degradable Mulch Systems on Tomato Yield and Quality.
Graduated: 2014
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Photo of Sherry DuanYushan (Sherry) Duan – M.S. student
Thesis Title: Benefits of Cane Burning to Red Raspberry in the Pacific Northwest.
Graduated: 2012
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Photo of Jeffery EndelmanJeffery Endelman – PhD student
Thesis Title: Advances in Barley Genomics: Association analysis, Breeding values, and Consensus mapping.
Graduated: 2013
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Photo of Emily GatchEmily Gatch – PhD student
Thesis Title: Increasing the Capacity for Spinach Seed Production in the United States by Promoting Soil Suppression of Fusarium Wilt.
Graduated: 2012
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Photo of Jessica GigotJessica Gigot – PhD student
Thesis Title: Root Health Management in Raspberries.
Graduated: 2012
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Photo of Charlene GrahnCharlene Grahn – M.S. student
Thesis Title: Direct market production of baby-leaf salad greens during spring and fall seasons in Western Washington.
Graduated: 2015
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Photo of Ziduan (Paul) HanZiduan (Paul) Han – M.S. student
Thesis Title: Assessing the damage potential of the root lesion nematode Pratylenchus penetrans on raspberry varieties.
Graduated: 2014
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Photo of Maxwell HandiseniMaxwell Handiseni – PhD student
Title: Management of Rhizoctonia in onion and pea crops in the Columbia Basin of Washington.
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Photo of Pablo Hernandez-PerezPablo Hernandez-Perez – M.S. student
Thesis Title: Management of seedborne Stemphylium botryosum and Cladosporium variabile causing leaf spot of spinach seed crops in western Washington.
Graduated: 2005
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Photo of Karen HillsKaren Hills – PhD student
Thesis Title: Improvement of Small Grains Grown in Western Washington.
Graduated: 2013
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Photo of Steve HintonSteve Hinton – PhD student
Thesis Title: Sustaining the Productivity of Native Estuarine Flora and Fauna in the Context of an Agricultural Landscape.
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Photo of Sacha JohnsonSacha Johnson – M.S. student
Thesis Title: Grafting Vegetables for Resistance to Verticillium dahliae.
Graduated: 2012
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Photo of Jennifer NiemJennifer Niem – M.S. student
Thesis Title: Effects of flooding on survival of Sclerotinia and Verticillium in potato field soils of western Washington.
Graduated:

 


Photo of Lucas PatzekLucas Patzek – PhD student
Thesis Title: Root Disease and Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Cereal/Vegetable Production Systems in Washington.
Graduated: 2012
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Photo of Marianne PowellMarianne Powell – M.S. student
Thesis Title: Biodegradable Mulches for Specialty Crops Produced Under Protective Covers.
Graduated: 2012
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Photo of Amy Salamone KaltenbaughAmy Salamone – PhD student
Thesis Title:
Graduated: 2015
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Photo of Robin TaylorRobin Taylor – M.S. student
M.S. Thesis: Quantification of Food Policy Groups within the Puget Sound Region.
Started: 2015
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Photo of Jesse WimerJesse Wimer – M.S. student
Thesis Title: Grafting Watermelons to Manage Verticillium Wilt in Washington State.
Graduated: 2015
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Photo of Caitlin Price Youngquist – PhD student
Thesis Title: Agricultural use and community acceptance of biosolids compost produced at a rural waste water treatment plant.
Graduated: 2014
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