War on stripe rust: Scientist leads PNW battle against devastating wheat disease

From the Capital Press

Xianming Chen and a crew of researchers planted winter wheat seeds by hand on a recent November morning. They carefully deposited the seeds in just the right spot so they could be easily identified as they grew.

Chen, a USDA Agricultural Research Service research plant geneticist, greeted everybody cheerfully, with a big grin and enthusiastic waves. Read the rest of the article here.