Lindsey du Toit

Crop-defending scientist Lindsey du Toit leads WSU Plant Pathology Dept.

Lindsey du Toit is the first woman to lead WSU Plant Pathology as full, regular chair.

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Fighting Damping-off, Small Bites, Cranberry Pioneers, Upcoming Events

WSU Mount Vernon Team Studies Damping-Off Management in Organic Vegetables Large-scale Pacific Northwest organic vegetable producers routinely plant 30 percent more seed than they really want. They do this to help with weed control and because they anticipate losing that much to a plant disease called damping-off, according to Lindsey du Toit, associate professor and […]

WSU Plant Pathologists Win $1 Million in Grant Funds to Add Key Layer to Nationwide Onion IPM Project

PULLMAN, Wash. – Plant pathologists at Washington State University have won more than $1 million in grant funding to participate in a multi-state team of scientists and industry professionals to create a suite of management tools to improve the productivity and profitability of the United States onion industry.

du Toit Named Alfred Christianson Endowed Professor

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Washington State University plant pathologist Lindsey du Toit has been named Alfred Christianson Endowed Professor. The four-year endowment will provide funding to support du Toit’s vegetable seed pathology research program. The endowment was established by the family of Alfred Christianson, founder of the Alf Christianson Seed Company, to “attract and retain […]