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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SUGARBEET GERMPLASM DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATIVE GENETIC AND MANAGEMENT APPROACHES TO REDUCING LOSSES CAUSED BY PATHOGENS

Location: Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research

Project Number: 5368-21220-003-00
Project Type: Appropriated

Start Date: Jun 02, 2008
End Date: Jun 01, 2013

Objective:
Objective 1: Develop molecular genetic markers linked to sugarbeet chromosomal regions that confer improved resistance to pathogens. Objective 2: Develop agronomically-superior sugarbeet germplasm with resistance to Beet severe curly top virus (BSCTV). Objective 3: Determine the distribution and diversity of sugarbeet root rot organisms. Objective 4: Determine the effects of pathogens on sugarbeet post-harvest quality and storability. Objective 5: Develop innovative disease management options for BSCTV and root rot organisms.

Approach:
Establish a sugarbeet research program in genetics and plant pathology using classical and molecular approaches to improve the sugarbeet genetics pool and disease management options, and enhance crop quality, productivity, yield, and profitability of production. Formerly 5368-21220-002-00D (5/08).

Last Modified: 8/27/2014
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