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Research Project: Developing Litchi Tomato As a Trap Crop Against Globodera Pallida and Other Soil-Borne Pests and Diseases

Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research

Project Number: 2092-21220-001-16
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 30, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2014

Objective:
Changing characteristics of Litchi Tomato for its ease of handling and effectiveness as a trap crop for eradication of Pale Cyst Nematode.

Approach:
Develop populations selected for reduction in prickliness, increase in seedling vigor and rate of growth. Selection for late berry development will be carried out. Testing for pale cyst nematode, Verticillium, black dot and powdery scab resistance will be carried out in pot and field tests.

Last Modified: 12/26/2014
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