Salinas native to study plant-killer bacteria in Bangladesh

The Salinas Californian, February 2013

A strain of plant-killing bacteria plagues farmers in countries around the world, wilting and killing crops overnight. Longtime Salinas resident Alejandra Huerta, 31, has been named a Borlaug Fellow in Global Food Security, an honor that will fund a research expedition to Bangladesh to study the devastating plant disease. The fellowship’s goal is to help meet the agricultural demands of Earth’s ballooning population.