Episode 23

Rising to the Occasion: Moving Up Through the Plant Pathology Industry


June 9th, 2022

28 mins 17 secs

Season 2

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About this Episode

In this episode, Don Mathre, Professor Emeritus at Montana State University and veteran plant pathologist, joins host Jim Bradeen and provides his perspective on our field. He talks about his vast career; the rationale behind California’s One-Variety Law and the ‘political side’ of plant pathology; advice for young professionals just entering the field and the importance of mentorship; and his many roles in the American Phytopathological Society.

Show notes

For a full transcript of this episode, go here: https://bit.ly/3AfuZAZ

Student Travel Fund referenced during our discussion: https://www.apsnet.org/members/give-awards/donate/giving/funds/Pages/DonaldEMathre.aspx

“Naughty Peat: a case study in plant pathology, with emphasis on Koch’s Postulates and disease etiology:” https://www.apsnet.org/edcenter/foreducators/TeachingNotes/Pages/NaughtyPeat.aspx

This episode is produced by Association Briefings.