The Potato Association of America (PAA) has honored University of Maine associate professor of plant, soil, and environmental sciences and of biological sciences David Lambert with an Honorary Life Membership for his commitment and work with potato disease. He was one of only three individuals so honored for 2012. Lambert received the Maine Potato Board’s President’s Public Service Award in 1995 for his work combating late blight and in 2005 the University of Maine Presidential Public Service Award. A research faculty member at UMaine since 1986, Lambert is credited with helping to develop successful control strategies for potato scab and late blight, according to a recent profile in the Maine Potato Board newsletter. Lambert also has been active with the PAA and was a key organizer of the association’s annual meeting in the 1990s when it was held in Maine.
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