Gary Secor is a Professor in the Plant Pathology Department at North Dakota State University. His professional areas of work have been diagnosis and management of potato and sugar beet diseases and variety development of potatoes. He served as interim director of the potato-breeding program at NDSU for 3 years. His work has concentrated on late blight management, seed treatment, fungicide resistance management of Cercospora leaf spot of sugar beet, postharvest Fusarium dry rot, blemish diseases of potatoes, zebra chip, and disease-free seed potato production. Dr. Secor received both his BS and MS degrees from Montana State University, and he received his PhD degree in Plant Pathology from the University of California, Davis.