Location: Crops Pathology and Genetics Research
Project Number: 2032-22000-015-12
Start Date: Aug 01, 2012
End Date: Jul 31, 2014
Armillaria root disease is a serious problem in almond, as it cannot be solved by conventional methods. To address the need for resistant rootstocks, we developed an infection assay that is rapid and reliable. The funds we request are to use this assay to screen almond rootstocks. We have developed a target list of rootstocks, based on: published literature; input from all almond farm advisors in California; input from almond breeders; input from plant pathologists; input from nurseries.