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Mark J. Pavek

Professor/Potato Specialist

(WSU faculty member since 2004)

Contact Info

Office: Johnson Hall 137A
Phone: 509.335.6861


Areas of Interest

  • Potato agronomy and variety development

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Horticulture – Potato Agronomy, Washington State University
  • M.S., Plant Science – Weed Science, University of Idaho
  • B.Sc., Ag. Econ. – Agribusiness, University of Idaho
  • B.Sc., Plant Science – Crop Production, University of Idaho

Work Experience

  • Field Research Manager, NatureMark Potatoes – Monsanto, PNW
  • Commercial Potato Producer/Assistant Farm Manager – SSI Land and Cattle, Idaho
  • Product Development Assistant – Syngenta, Idaho
  • Commercial potato, sugarbeet, wheat, barley, corn, and alfalfa production experience