WSU ANNOUNCES ENDOWED CHAIR TO RESEARCH POTATO SOIL HEALTH
Washington State University will soon initiate a search for a mid-level career scientist to fill the position of Distinguished Endowed Chair in Soil Health for Potato Cropping Systems at the Pullman, WA campus. This position is backed by a $3 million-plus fund that was generated by potato growers, potato processors, and registrants. Interest accrued from the endowment will provide research funds for scientists selected to fill the position in perpetuity. The Chair will direct research on soils in the Columbia Basin to better understand how soil microorganisms and physical properties impact potato quality and yield. The research will improve the efficiency and productivity of potato cropping systems that include rotation crops and cover crops. It is anticipated that the Endowed Chair’s research will contribute to the enhancement of potato yield, quality, sustainability, and profitability long into the future. More information can be accessed here.