Across Regions, North America, Organizations in the News, Research

‘It takes an industry to identify and solve problems,’ says recipient of World Potato Congress award

Gary Secor, a professor in North Dakota State University’s Plant Pathology Department, is one of three scientists worldwide to receive the 2018 Industry Award from the World Potato Congress. He received the award during the 10th World Potato Congress, which was held last month in Cusco, Peru. During his career, Secor has published information on numerous potato diseases that have had a substantial impact on the industry. He has discovered several new diseases, including the zebra chip. In addition, he has authored more than 91 publications and 12 book chapters, and delivered more than 300 national and 100 international presentations in 21 countries. “It is special to get an award from the industry I have enjoyed working with for 47 years,” he says. “Getting an award like this is not just for one person, but is the result of many people working together and supporting each other – students, technical support, colleagues, staff, allied industry collaborators. It takes an industry to identify and solve problems. This is a great honor for me.” Read more

Editor & Publisher: Lukie Pieterse


Feel free to get in touch with Lukie!
He will be most happy to share potato news stories from your country on Potato News Today.
Connect on LinkedIn
Follow on Twitter
About us

Follow Potato News Today!

Please enter your email address to receive an alert when we publish a news story. We will NOT share your address with any third parties.

Lockwood Mfg