Location: Horticultural Crops Research
Project Number: 5358-22000-039-07
Start Date: Mar 01, 2011
End Date: Feb 28, 2014
A multidisciplinary approach will be used to accomplish research goals. These include genetics, structural and functional genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, epidemiology, population genetics, plant breeding, and biochemistry. To achieve the extension goals, we will use rapid diagnostics tools, a web-based decision support system, GPS, real-time simulation modeling, and innovative methods to communicate with growers. Education aspects of the project will involve growers, extension educators, graduate students, and undergraduates. The latter will include a research experience program for undergraduates at the University of California-Riverside specializing in oomycete genomics. Interns will train in PI labs including participating ARS labs. This $9.5 million NIFA/AFRI CAPS grant is led by scientists at UC Riverside and combines a large, international, interdisciplinary research team at many institutions.