Location: Crops Pathology and Genetics Research
Project Number: 5306-21220-006-04
Start Date: Sep 01, 2012
End Date: Aug 31, 2014
For development of new, detection tools, we propose several DNA-based approaches for detection from nursery stock, spores in the field, and early detection. For the identification of disease-resistant cultivars and germplasm, we will work together with plant breeders and the USDA Germplasm Repositories to identify the most common and promising materials to screen. For encouraging adoption of preventative practices, we propose a set of economic analyses and industry surveys to identify the main socioeconomic factors that limit adoption of preventative practices. With a clear understanding of these factors, we propose to build an effective outreach and communication strategy with new tools for extension.