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Current Cooperative Research Projects:


••         Abbott & Cobb Seed Co., Inc., Characterization and Identification of Foreign Bacteria that Threaten U.S. Crops.

••         Kathleen Kosta, California Department of Food and Agriculture. Sacramento, CA, Tilletia indica, Uromyces transversalis, Phytophthora ramorum.

••         Barbara Valent, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS, National Research Initiative: Biosecurity. Genome-Enabled Diagnosis of the Wheat Blast Pathogen and Identification of Sources of Resistance.

••         Blair Goates. USDA ARS, Aberdeen, ID.  Analysis of induction and establishment of dwarf bunt of wheat under marginal climatic conditions.

Biological Control of Weeds

••         CalEPA (California Environmental Protection Agency).  Rust pathogens for control of yellow starthistle.

••         USDA-ARS European Biological Control Laboratory, Montpellier, France. Identification of a MLO for control of yellow starthistle.

••         Forest Service, USDA, Evaluation and Characterization of Plant Pathogens for Biological Control of Weeds.

New Cooperative Research Opportunities:

••         For more information, please call us.