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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Current Cooperative Research Projects:


·         Abbott & Cobb Seed Co., Inc., Characterization and Identification of Foreign Bacteria that Threaten U.S. Crops.

·         Kathleen Kosta, California Department of Food and Agriculture. Sacramento, CA, Tilletia indica, Uromyces transversalis, Phytophthora ramorum.

·         Barbara Valent, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS, National Research Initiative: Biosecurity. Genome-Enabled Diagnosis of the Wheat Blast Pathogen and Identification of Sources of Resistance.

·         Blair Goates. USDA ARS, Aberdeen, ID.  Analysis of induction and establishment of dwarf bunt of wheat under marginal climatic conditions.

Biological Control of Weeds

·         CalEPA (California Environmental Protection Agency).  Rust pathogens for control of yellow starthistle.

·         USDA-ARS European Biological Control Laboratory, Montpellier, France. Identification of a MLO for control of yellow starthistle.

·         Forest Service, USDA, Evaluation and Characterization of Plant Pathogens for Biological Control of Weeds.

New Cooperative Research Opportunities:

·         For more information, please call us.


Last Modified: 6/21/2010