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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Developing Methods to Eradicate Pcn

Location: Vegetable and Forage Crops Production Research

Project Number: 5354-21220-011-10
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 29, 2012
End Date: Jul 31, 2017

Objective:
Explore approaches that have the potential to be used to contribute to the efforts to eradicate Globodera nematode species from the Pacific Northwest.

Approach:
We will develop methods and information that can be used for eradication of all three types of Globodera threatening the United State Potato Industry—G. pallida, G. rostochiensis and the new atypical Globodera.1. Identify/develop/evaluate superior trap crops that can stimulate a suicide hatch. 2. Explore ways to produce commercial amounts of hatching factors that could be delivered to infested fields through chemigation etc while growing some other crop. 3. Examine factors that influence hatching of the new Globodera and to determine to what extent it responds to the same trap crops and hatching factors as does G. pallida.

Last Modified: 10/1/2014
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