Lindsey Du Toit

Lindsey du Toit is a Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist in the Department of Plant Pathology at Washington State University (WSU), specializing in vegetable seed crop pathology. Lindsey obtained a BSc degree in plant pathology at the University of Natal, South Africa, and MS and PhD degrees in plant pathology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She served as a diagnostician for the Plant & Insect Diagnostic Lab at the WSU Puyallup Research & Extension Center from 1998-2000, and then became an Assistant Professor at the WSU Mount Vernon NWREC in 2000, where she was promoted to Associate and then Full Professor. Her research and extension program focuses on the epidemiology and management of diseases affecting vegetable seed crops in the Pacific Northwest USA, particularly small-seeded vegetables (e.g., spinach, brassicas, radish, carrot, onion, table beet, and Swiss chard). Lindsey teaches a graduate course in field plant pathology, leads the Pacific Northwest Vegetable Extension Group, holds the Alfred Christianson Distinguished Professorship in Vegetable Seed Science at WSU, and is a Fellow and former President of the American Phytopathological Society.