In this episode, Gary Chastagner, a professor of plant pathology and an extension specialist in the Department of Plant Pathology at Washington State University, joins host Jim Bradeen for a timely conversation about the science behind Christmas trees. The two chat about his initial interests in plant pathology, his research specific to Christmas trees and diseases impacting them, genetically modified Christmas trees, and the interactions between root rotting Phythophthora, Abies Christmas trees and the environment.
The full transcript for this episode can be found here: https://bit.ly/3EUC4cc
McKeever, K.M. and Chastagner, G.A. 2019. Interactions Between Root Rotting Phythophthora, Abies Christmas Trees, and Environment. Plant Disease. 103:538-545. https://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/10.1094/PDIS-01-18-0174-RE
This episode is produced by Association Briefings.
Special Guest: Gary Chastagner.