Location: Sunflower Research
Project Number: 5442-21220-023-00
Start Date: Feb 01, 2007
End Date: Jan 31, 2012
Exotic and emerging plant diseases pose severe problems throughout the United States. Their increasing importance may be attributed to the introduction of pathogens into new geographic regions; modification of the environment that favor diseases; change in crop management practices; genetic shifts in the pathogen population; and other processes that may give them a competitive advantage.