Remembering an eminent CARDI researcher Frank Desmond McDonald. 24 August, 1942 – 9 June, 2016
Frank Mc Donald was an exceptional plant pathologist and for the 17 years he spent at CARDI he made a huge contribution to our understanding and management of economically important agricultural pests and diseases. One of his first assignments upon joining the Institute in 1984 was the implementation of the CARDI/USAID Farming Systems Research and Development project in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The project investigated cropping systems to limit pest and disease damage on several agricultural crops. Mc Donald and his team were able to successfully prove that the Chives/Carrot and Cabbage/Carrot cropping systems were an economical and sustainable approach to managing the root knot nematode in carrot.