Congratulations to Dr. Cassandra Swett
Congratulations to Dr. Cassandra Swett, Specialist in Cooperative Extension for Vegetable and Field Crop Pathology, on her recent USDA NIFA grant. Cassandra is the lead PI on a four-year $1 Million grant awarded through the AFRI Competitive Grants, Tactical Biosciences for Agricultural Biosecurity program. The title of the grant is Pathogenomics-Based Development of Crop-Specific Diagnostics Tools for Emerging and Expanding Fungal diseases in the U.S. The aim of this multi-PI project is to develop rapid, accurate diagnosis and detection tools to effectively manage destructive Fusarium diseases in processing, field fresh and greenhouse tomato production worldwide.