In Memory of Peter Ascher

March 15, 2022

Peter D. Ascher, Emeritus Professor, passed away earlier this month at the age of 81. Pete (or the Old Red Man as he liked to call himself paying homage to his Ojibway roots) was an energetic specialist in plant reproductive barriers, particularly self-incompatibility.

He loved to teach and Plant Propagation was a place where many of his students became enamored with horticulture. Over thirty graduate students (M.S., Ph.D.) were alumni of his Incompatibility Lab (ICL).