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In the Field: Boots on the Ground
Boyd Padgett - Louisiana State University.

It is important that pathologists get out in the field on a regular basis. Being in the field provides pathologists a platform to monitor disease epidemics, monitor for and document pathogen resistance to fungicides, provide timely recommendations for management, and identify new diseases. Another advantage is this information can be used to justify and develop research projects to address emerging disease problems, as well as validate new management practices.