Location: Crops Pathology and Genetics Research
Project Number: 5306-21220-006-09
Start Date: Sep 01, 2012
End Date: Jul 31, 2015
The primary literature states that preventative practices are effective and growers say they use these practices, but they are still losing trees and vines prematurely to wood-canker diseases. To resolve these conflicting observations, our grower surveys will identify sociological factors that limit adoption of preventative practices or cause improper application. With a clear understanding of the social-learning network that growers use to make disease-management decisions, we can develop new extension tools for strategic deployment.