Thursday, September 26th, 2019 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Location- Upstairs Conference Room of the Udall Building, 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Cost: $10 Member/$15 Not-yet-Member

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Come learn all about the biology of a 400 million year old beneficial interaction between a group of soil fungi and 85% of all plants. You will learn all about the benefits of this fungi and its application locally and worldwide. We will conclude with a brief overview of the symbiosis that is critical to orchid seed germination.

About your Instructor: Joseph Morton, Professor of Microbiology and Genetics at West Virginia University for 37 years, curated the only living world collection of arbuscular endomycorrhizal fungi for 26 years (funded by the National Science Foundation). Joseph has published 92 articles/ reviews/book chapters and has consulted for 25 companies/institutes. He has taught 14 workshops on fungi in the U.S. and 6 other countries; 45 invited lectures covering a wide range of topics. Joseph has also developed an introductory genetics course (elective) that increased in enrollment from 24 to 118 over five years. He has taught an introductory plant pathology course for 37 years (25-30 students/semester) and is a welcomed new resident to New Mexico.