Honors and Awards cont.
● 2001: Member of the Pacific Division De Bary Bowl Team (Knowledge Bowl in Plant Pathology) that won first place at the Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, $100, Salt Lake City, UT.
● 2001: John F. Fulkerson Travel Award to attend the APS Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, APS Foundation Competitive Award, $400.
● 2000: First place in Student Paper Competition, $200, American Phytopathological Society, Pacific Division Meeting in Victoria, BC, Canada.
● 2000: Teaching Assistant Excellence Award, $300. Awarded by the Graduate and Professional Student Association at Washington State University to 10 of 94 nominated graduate and professional students across the university involved in teaching; awarded for my teaching in the Plant Pathology Lab.
Refereed Journal Publications
Porter, L. D. 2011. Pea germplasm with partial resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum that
extends the time required by the pathogen to infect host tissue. Crop Science In Press.
Porter, L. D. 2011. Selection of pea genotypes with partial resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
across a wide range of temperatures and periods of high relative humidity. Euphytica In
Leavitt, S. D., Frankhauser, J. D., Leavitt, D. H., Porter, L. D., Johnson, L. A., and St. Clair, L.
L. 2011. Complex patterns of speciation in cosmopolitan “rock posy” lichens –
Discovering and delimiting cryptic fungal species in the lichen-forming Rhizoplaca
melanophthalma species-complex (Lecanoraceae, Ascomycota). Molecular Phylogenetics
and Evolution 59:587-602.
Céline, H., Baranger, A, Coyne, C. J., Le Goff, I., L’Anthoëne, V., Esnault, R., Rivière, J., Klein,
A., Mangin, P., McGee, R. J., McPhee, K. E., Roux-Duparque, M., Porter, L., Miteul,
H., Lesné, A., Morin, G., Onfroy, C., Moussart, A., Tivoli, B., Delourme, R., Pilet‑Nayel,
M. 2011. New consistent QTL in pea associated with partial resistance to Aphanomyces
euteiches in multiple field and controlled condition environments from France and the
United States. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 123: 261-281.
Linnea, G.S., Harveson, R.M., Chen, W., Dugan, F., Schwartz, H.F., Markell, S.G., Porter, L.,
Burrows, M.L. and Goswami, R. 2011. Ascochyta blight of peas. Online publication. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2011-0330-01-RS.
Soule, M., Porter, L. , Medina. J., Santana, G. P. , Blair, M. W., and Miklas, P. N. 2011.
Comparative QTL map for white mold resistance in common bean, and characterization of
partial resistance in dry bean lines VA19 and I9365-31. Crop Sci. 51: 123-139
Porter, L.D. 2010. Identification of tolerance to Fusarium root rot in wild pea germplasm with
high levels of partial resistance. Pisum Genetics 42:1-6.
Larsen, R.C., and Porter, L.D. 2010. Identification of novel sources of resistance to Pea enation
mosaic virus in chickpea germplasm. Plant Pathology 59: 42-47.
Vandemark, G. J., and Porter, L.D. 2010. First report of Aphanomyces root rot of lentil caused
by Aphanomyces euteiches in Idaho. Plant Disease 94: 480.
Porter, L.D., Hamm, P. B., David, N. L., Gieck, S. L., Miller, J. S., Gundersen, B., and Inglis,
D. A. 2009. Metalaxyl-M-Resistant Pythium species in potato production areas of the
Pacific Northwest of the U.S.A. American Journal of Potato Research 86: 315-326.
Coyne, C.J., McPhee, K.E., Porter, L.D., Grünwald, N.J., and Muehlbauer, F.J.
2008. Registration of W6 26740, W6 26743 and W6 26746 pea germplasm
resistant to Fusarium root rot. Journal of Plant Registrations 2:137-139.
Porter, L.D., Hoheisel, G., and Coffman, V.A. 2008. Resistance of peas to Sclerotinia
sclerotiorum in the Pisum core collection. Plant Pathology 58: 52-60.
Riga, E., Porter, L.D., Mojtahedi, H., and Brocke, G. F. 2008. Pratylenchus neglectus, P.
thornei, and Paratylenchus hamatus nematodes causing yield reduction to dryland peas
and lentils in Idaho. Plant Disease 92:979.
Akamatsu, H. O., Grünwald, N. J. Chilvers, M. I., Porter, L. D. and Peevers, L. T. 2007.
Development of codominant simple sequence repeat, single nucleotide
polymorphism and sequence characterized amplified region markers for the pea
root rot pathogen, Aphanomyces euteiches. Journal of Microbiological Methods 71: 82-86.
Porter, L. D., and Johnson, D. A. 2007. Survival of sporangia of new clonal lineages of
Phytophthora infestans in soil under semiarid conditions. Plant Disease 91: 835-
Porter, L. D., Miller, J. S., Nolte, P., and Price, W. J. 2007. In vitro somatic growth and
reproduction of phenylamide-resistant and -sensitive isolates of Phytophthora
erythroseptica from infected potato tubers in Idaho. Plant Pathology 56: 492-499.
Miller, J.S., Olsen, N., Woodell, L., Porter, L.D., and Clayson, S. 2006. Post-harvest
applications of zoxamide and phosphite for control of potato tuber rots caused by
oomycetes at harvest. American Journal of Potato Research 83:269-278.
Porter, L. D., Cummings, T. F. and Johnson, D. A. 2006. Effects of soil-applied late
blight foliar fungicides on infection of potato tubers by Phytophthora infestans.
Plant Disease 90: 964-968.
Inglis, D. A., Gundersen, B.G., Porter, L. D., Miller, J., Johnson, D. A., Lazoya-
Saldena, H. and Brown, C. R. 2005. Assessment of Solanum hougasii in
Washington State and Mexico as a new source of late blight resistance. American
Journal of Potato Research 83:269-278.
Porter, L. D., Dasgupta, N., and Johnson, D. A. 2005. Effects of tuber depth and soil
moisture on infection of potato tubers in soil by Phytopththora infestans. Plant
Porter, L. D., and Johnson, D. A. 2004. Survival of Phytophthora infestans in surface
water. Phytopathology 94: 380-387.
Porter, L. D., Inglis, D. A., and Johnson, D. A. 2004. Identification and characterization
of resistance to Phytophthora infestans in commercial potato cultivars and
advanced breeding lines in the Pacific Northwest. Plant Disease 88: 965-972.
Johnson, D.A., Hamm, P. B., Miller, J.S., and Porter, L.D. 2011. Late blight Epidemics in the
Columbia Basin. 2011 In Press
Miller, J.S., Johnson, D.A., Hamm, P., Inglis, D.A. and Porter, L.D. 2009.
Managing late blight, pink rot, and Pythium leak in North America. in: Current
Concepts in Potato Disease Management. R. Peters, ed. Research Signpost,
Kerala, India. In press.
Porter, L.D. 2011. Rhizoctonia solani. In: Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil
Diseases. W. Chen, ed. APS Press, Saint Paul, MN.
Porter, L.D. 2011. Seed Health and Vigor. In: Compendium of Chickpea and
Lentil Diseases. W. Chen, ed. APS Press, Saint Paul, MN.
Vandemark, G. J., and Porter, L. D. 2011. Aphanomyces root rot of lentil. In:
Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases. W. Chen, ed. APS Press, Saint Paul, MN.
Popular Press Articles
Porter, L. 2011. Dry pea pathogens that love cool and wet - Aphanomyces root rot). Pulse
Pipeline 10 (56):2.
Porter, L. 2011. Dry pea pathogens that love cool and wet - White Mold. Pulse Pipeline 10
Porter, L. 2011. Dry pea pathogens that love cool and wet - Downy Mildew. Pulse Pipeline 10
Eigenbrode, S., Husebye, D., and Porter, L. 2010. Virus on the Palouse may impact yield. Pulse
Porter, L. 2010. 2010 Pulse Crop Disease Update. Pulse Pipeline 9(50):2.
Walsh, D., O’Neal, S., Boydston, R., and Porter. L. 2008. Alfalfa seed row spacing and seed
spacing study. Western Alfalfa Seed Growers Association Newsletter, Fall 2008. pp.1.
Porter, L. D. 2008. Use of phosphorous acid to manage Aphanomyces root rot. Pulse Pipeline
Porter, L. D., David, N. L., Hamm, P. B., and Inghum, R. E. 2006. Nematode Survey Recently
Completed in Fresh and Dry Pea Production Regions East of the Cascade Mountains.
June issue of the Pacific Northwest Vegetable Extension Group’s Newsletter.
Riga, E., and Porter, L.D. 2006. Nematodes discovered in peas and lentils on the Palouse. Pulse
Miller, J., Olsen, N., Clayson, S., Woodell, L. and Porter, L. 2005. Phosphite fungicides: pink
rot, late blight can be controlled. Potato Grower Vol. 34 (3):34-37.
Porter, L. D. Management of Aphanomyces root rot. 2005. Pulse Pipeline 5:4.
Miller, J., Olsen, N., Woodell, L., Porter, L., and Schneider, A. 2003. Zoxamide studied for post
harvest use. Potato Grower 32(11): 26-28.
Inglis, D., Gundersen, B., Johnson, D., Porter, L., Brown, C., and Corsini, D. 2002. Late blight
test results for A90586-11 continue to look good. Potato Progress 2(2):1-3.
Johnson, D. A. and Porter, L. 2002. Managing late blight after row closure to reduce tuber rot.
Potato Progress 2(9):1-2.
Johnson, D. A., Porter, L., Cummings, T., Inglis, D., and Hamm,P. 2002. Late blight tuber rot:
Phostrol, a potential new management tool. Potato Progress 2(7):1-2.
Porter, L., Johnson, D. A., Cummings, T., and Corsini, D. 1999. Tuber resistance/susceptibility
of new potato cultivars to late blight. Spud Topics 44:2.
Offices and Committee Assignments in Professional and Honorary Societies
● Member of the Seed Pathology Committee, American Phytopathological Society, 2010-Present.
● Chair (2008) and Past Chair (2009) of the Early Career Professionals Committee, American Phytopathological Society.
● Past President, Pacific Division of the American Phytopathological Society, 2007-2008.
● President, Pacific Division of the American Phytopathological Society, 2006-2007.
● President-Elect, Pacific Division of the American Phytopathological Society, 2005-2006.
● Member of the Pulse Crop Working Group addressing legume disease issues in Idaho,
Washington, Montana, North and South Dakota, and Nebraska. 2009.
● Member of the Pacific Northwest Vegetable Extension Group addressing gardener and
grower plant disorders in WA, OR, and ID. Visit website at http://mtvernon.wsu.edu/path_team/vegpath_team.htm
●Member of Smith’s Frozen Foods, Weston, OR, Advisory Committee for Sustainable
● Member of the Green Pea Association Advisory Committee for the fresh pea industry in
● Member of the Legume Variety Release Committee that coordinates the release of.
legumes by Washington State University, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, and Washington Counties to multiple states in the U.S.A.
● Member of the Seed Crop Team, an integrated pest management team addressing pest issues in
seed crops in Washington State. Visit team website at
● Member of the American Phytopathological Society
● Member of the North American Pulse Improvement Association
● Member of the Pisum Genetics Association