On Call with Veggie Doc Lina Quesada-Ocampo | NC State

“I really wanted a job that had application but would also allow me to use all the tools I have learned through my career, from field research to genomics, then be able to apply that to solve problems for growers,” she said. “I also really just love vegetable crops.”

Lina Quesada in the pathology lab

Lina Quesada is a member of the CucCAP Extension Team and an associate professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at NC State.

In pickling cucumber, the biggest concern is cucumber downy mildew, an aggressive epidemic pathogen.

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