This will be my final blog entry, as I will be leaving to start a new position with the faculty at the University of Illinois as their field crop plant pathologist in November.  I would like to sincerely thank the agricultural community in Delaware and Maryland for all the help these past 4 1/2 years.  I truly enjoyed and valued my time here at the University of Delaware, my interactions with growers and the industry, and hope I can, “pay it forward” to whomever serves you as your pathologist in the future.  It means a lot to me to hear all the kind words and statements about my time here and value to the community.  Delaware and Maryland are full of great people, wonderful growers and expert ag professionals.  In the meantime, enjoy your Fall and Winter, make sure to select the right varieties and rotate, and if you don’t know what disease is affecting your crop, have it confirmed by a diagnostic lab!