Forage Genetics International Adds Nematologist To Its Research Team

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Source: Forage Genetics International news release

Forage Genetics International (FGI) announces the addition of nematologist Amanda Pominville, Ph.D., to their research team. As one of the only companies in the world wholly dedicated to the advancement of alfalfa, this strategic hire is a testament to FGI’s mission to provide alfalfa growers with solutions through research and scientific discoveries.

Pominville will serve as associate research and development manager for FGI’s research farm in Nampa, Idaho, where she will lead and execute breeding and trait development projects. She brings with her pest management research expertise, having earned her Master of Science in horticulture with a nematology focus from Oregon State University and her Ph.D. in entomology with an emphasis on nematology from Michigan State University.

“This addition to our team is an expansion of our existing alfalfa research and data collection capabilities,” said Emily Meccage, senior manager of research and development at FGI. “Her expertise in nematology will be instrumental in developing new solutions that benefit alfalfa growers, ensuring we continue to deliver solutions to help growers achieve better results and maximize their yields.”

Pominville’s future work is part of FGI’s extensive alfalfa research program that spans marker-assisted breeding research, performance testing and genetic advancements. Its research program boasts 70+ annual yield trials, 200 acres of alfalfa research, 400 patents and applications, 7,000 test plots and more than 300,000 plants evaluated annually.
To learn more about Forage Genetics International or their research, visit foragegenetics.com.

About Forage Genetics International

Forage Genetics International (FGI) is a leading provider of alfalfa seed, genetics and traits. For more than 30 years, FGI has influenced the alfalfa industry with innovative genetic discoveries, variety developments and cutting-edge technologies such as HarvXtra Alfalfa with Roundup Ready Technology and the UltraCutTM alfalfa disease package. Today, FGI continues to relentlessly pursue advancement in the forage industry.