Gary Secor is a Professor of Plant Pathology and North Dakota State University in Fargo. He has been on the faculty since 1978. He is a native of Bozeman, MT and has a BS and MS degree from Montana State University, and a PhD from the University of California, Davis.
He has worked with numerous potato diseases, concentrating in recent years on new disease discovery, zebra chip, potato blackleg and soft rot, fungicide resistance management of sugar beet Cercospora, and potato blemish diseases. He teaches classes, has graduate students and enjoys international travel and work.
He began his potato career in Montana as director of the of the first potato virus testing lab in the US, and has worked with numerous other potato diseases during his 43 year career at NDSU, concentrating on disease discovery, diagnosis, management and grower education. He works closely with the potato breeding program at NDSU and has been interim potato breeder.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Dahl Excellence in Research from NDSU, Meritorious Service Award from the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, Distinguished Service Award from the Sugar Beet Industry of MN and ND, Meritorious Service Award from the National Potato Council, Honorary Life Membership in the Potato Association of America, Distinguished Service Award from the Potato Association of Chile, Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Sugar Beet Technologists and Industry Award from the World Potato Congress.
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