Jul 1, 2019
Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program has new director

Renee RiouxThe Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program has a new director.

Renee Rioux, Ph.D., will take over that role in late July and be a research/teaching assistant professor with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Plant Pathology, the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Grower Association announced.

Rioux, a native of Maine, earned a doctoral degree from UW-Madison in 2014. She has five years of experience in research and development, including in nematicides and biofungicide development for Bayer Crop Science. Rioux also studied Rhizoctonia as part of her master’s program at the University of Maine.

“I am excited to return to Wisconsin with my husband, Nick, who also holds a Ph.D. from UW-Madison, and year-old son, Craig, and am looking forward to getting to know and working with members of the state’s seed potato industry,” Rioux said.

For more on the Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program, visit its website.

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