Position filled at Northwest Station

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Erin Lizotte has been named the Michigan State University Extension integrated fruit practices and integrated pest management district educator at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Station. She will begin her new position on January 1, 2008. Erin will provide leadership and focus for fruit pest and crop management in northern Michigan. She will be responsible for developing and conducting research and integrated crop management training programs to address the priority needs of the Michigan fruit industry. She will also participate in research and joint outreach programming with other MSU fruit experiment stations.

Erin obtained her bachelor’s degree in forestry from Michigan Technological University in 2005, and her Master of Science degree in plant pathology from Michigan State University in 2007. Her MSU plant pathology work investigated fungicide resistance in cherry leaf spot and American brown rot, the two major pathogens in cherry. Erin also worked for the NWMHRS as a research technician in 2005. Area growers and the staff at the NWMHRS are excited that she will be back at the station, and the MSU Fruit Team is looking forward to having her on board in January.

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