2010 Annual Report
1)Identification, classification, and cataloging of spider mites and aphids;.
2)Baculovirus host range and virulence for improved bio-insecticides;.
3)Effect of forage grass cutting and nutrient utilization;.
4)Fate of phosphorus in organic and non-organic systems;.
5)Developing a harmonic radar system for tracking orchard pest movements;.
6)Anti-inflammatory effects of avenanthramides;.
7)Oat DNA markers for genetics and breeding; .
8)Soybean response to the white mold pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum;.
9)Genetics of trichothecene production of F. graminearum and two 2ndary mycotoxin biosynthetic gene pathways; 10) Maize with resistance to Fusarium and Gibberella ear rot and associated mycotoxins; 11) Systematics, population genetics and plant pathology of fungi of importance to food safety & security; 12) Molecular and phenotype analyses of F. graminearum; 13) Fusarium head blight (FHB) population genetics; 14) seed/seedling dynamics of common lambsquarters in response to microclimatic stimuli; 15) Verticillium genetics; 16) Website database for Pythium spp.; 17) microarrays for Phytophthora spp. Identification/detection; 18) testing of AAFC-RB iceberg breeding lines for bolting resistance; 19) iceberg breeding and other lettuce populations sent to Canada for bacterial leaf spot resistance testing; 20) Site-specific recombination to remove antibiotic resistance gene from transgenic peach and pear; 21) Tick genetics and the potential for vector-borne transmission of A. marginale in Canada; 22) Pathogenicity of plant-parasitic nematodes to blueberry in the Pacific Northwest; 23) Second generation animal database to manage collections of animal genetic resources; 24) Participation in the hard winter wheat regional program; 25) Distribution of genetic diversity in Lygus lineolaris and developing a molecular phylogeny for the tarnished plant bug; 25) Spinach production and the analyses of leaf tissue for chloroplast associated human bioactive compounds grown under sub-arctic conditions; and 26) Characterization of tomato chlorotic dwarf viroid.