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Collaborations

The Crop Improvement and Protection Research has a long and productive history of collaborative research involving stakeholders.


Current collaborators and projects:

BEET SUGAR DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, DENVER, CO
  • Investigation of the Relationship between the Obligate Pathogen Polymyxa betae and its Hosts
  • CAL POLY CORPORATION, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
  • Host Resistance and Fumigation Alternatives for Control of Macrophomina Phaseolina in Strawberry - Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation
  • CALIFORNIA CELERY RESEARCH ADVISORY BOARD, Dinuba
  • Celery Breeding for Resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. apii Race 2 and Race 4
  • CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PESTICIDE REGULATION, SACRAMENTO, CA
  • Receptor Inference: A Novel IPM Technology for Managing Key Insect Pests of Vegetables in California
  • CALIFORNIA LEAFY GREENS RESEARCH BOARD, SALINAS, CA
  • Lettuce Breeding and Genetics (2021)
  • Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms of Resistance to Tipburn and INSV+Pythium wilt
  • Monitoring and Cultural Strategies to Reduce the Impact of Thrips-Transmitted INSV Affecting Lettuce on the Central Coast of CA
  • Development of a Molecular Assay for Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae
  • Characterization and Detection Methods for Lettuce Dieback associated Virus
  • Enhanced Surveillance Strategies of Thrips Vectors and Understanding the Interplay between INSV and Pythium Wilt of Lettuce
  • Lettuce Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology
  • Lettuce Breeding for Improved Resistance to INSV, Pythium, Verticillium, and Fusarium
  • CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY COMMISSION, WATSONVILLE, CA
  • Optimization Of Techniques For Detection And Quantification Of Soilborne Pathogens Using Molecular Techniques
  • Management of Diseases Caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. fragariae and Macrophomina phaseolina (Year 3)
  • FOOD & AGRICULTURE, CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF, SACRAMENTO, CA
  • A Metagenomics Marker System for Identification of All Fusarium oxysporum Taxa in Field Soils
  • Interregional Surveillance of Spinach and Lettuce Downy Mildew in California to Improve Management Practices
  • Identifying Landscape Variables and Cropping Patterns Associated with Viral Epidemics in Lettuce
  • Development of Immuno-detection for Lettuce Dieback Associated Virus and Greenhouse Evaluation of Lettuce for Resistance
  • Identifying Sources of Thrips Vector Populations that Pose a Risk for Transmitting Impatiens necrotic spot virus to Lettuce in the Salinas Valley
  • Exploring Genetic Control of Plant Metabolome for Developing Drought Resilient Lettuce Cultivars
  • Host Resistance and Fumigation Alternatives for Control of Macrophomina Phaseolina in Strawberry
  • Assessing the Effect of Exogenous Silicon Application on Yield and Quality of Lettuce Produce
  • Systematic Identification of Oomycete Plant Pathogens Important to California Specialty Crops
  • Characterization of Lettuce Resistance to Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus
  • FOOD ORIGINS INC., HOPLAND
  • Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Food Origins Yield Quantification
  • MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST LANSING, MI
  • CucCAP 2: Harnessing Genomic Resources For Disease Resistance And Management In Cucurbit Crops – Bringing The Tools To The Field
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, U, KANSAS CITY
  • Leveraging Population Genomics to Understand the Migration and Evolution of the Causal Pathogens of Boxwood Blight
  • OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, CORVALLIS, OR
  • Systematic Identification of Oomycete Plant Pathogens Important to California Specialty Crops
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, THE, UNIVERSITY PARK, PA
  • A Metagenomics Marker System for Identification of all Fusarium oxysporum Taxa in Field Soils
  • REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA AT RIVERSI, RIVERSIDE, CA
  • Interregional Surveillance of Spinach and Lettuce Downy Mildew in California to Improve Management Practices - Coachella Valley
  • Characterization of Resistance in Melon to Sweetpotato Whitefly
  • Integration of Host Plant Resistance with Immunity Modification for Management of Established and Emerging Virus Threats to Melons
  • Enhancing Virus Control in Lettuce and Melons by Optimizing Immunity Priming Approaches
  • Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry and Vegetable Cropping Systems – Oxnard Trials
  • REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE, OAKLAND, CA
  • Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems – Oxnard Plot Management
  • Interregional Surveillance of Spinach and Lettuce Downy Mildew in California to Improve Management Practices - Imperial Valley
  • Host Resistance and Fumigation Alternatives for Control of Macrophomina Phaseolina in Strawberry - Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation Testing
  • Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Santa Maria
  • ROOT APPLIED SCIENCES INC., OAKLAND
  • Deployment of a Commercial Early-Warning System for Airborne Pathogens
  • SAKATA SEED AMERICA, INC., Morgan Hill, CA
  • Controlled Self-pollination of the Melon Core Set for Genetic Analysis and Development of the Set for Long-term Improvement of Melon
  • UNIVERSITY CORPORATION AT MONTEREY BAY, SEASIDE, CA
  • Geographic Patterns in Cropland Use in Strawberry Producing Regions of California
  • Characterization and Modeling of Strawberry Yield Data Using Remote Sensing Technology
  • Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Remote Sensing
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, DAVIS, CA
  • Advanced Breeding for Broad Genetic Resistance to Downy Mildew in Spinach for Organic Production
  • Methyl Bromide Alternatives for Weed and Disease Control in Strawberry Production
  • Host Resistance and Fumigation Alternatives for Control of Macrophomina Phaseolina in Strawberry - Strawberry Genomics
  • Novel Precision Technologies to Reduce Insecticide Use Targeting Aphids and Thrips in Lettuce
  • Site-Specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Yield Monitoring
  • Delivering Breeding and Management Solutions to Prevent Losses to Emerging and Expanding Disease Threats in Strawberry
  • Pathogenomics-based Development of Crop-specific Diagnostics Tools for Emerging and Expanding Fungal Diseases in the U.S.
  • Beet Leafhopper Genome and Transcriptome Research
  • Enhancing Resource Utilization for Sustainable Lettuce Production in Changing Climates
  • Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Characterization of Plant Health
  • Site-Specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Fumigation and Weed Management
  • Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Economic Analysis
  • Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Modeling Strawberry Yield
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE, FL
  • Improving Lettuce Cultivars against Bacterial Leaf Spot (BLS) through Breeding, Genetics, and Study of the BLS-Lettuce Interaction
  • USDA, APHIS, PPQ, S&T, RALEIGH, NC
  • Molecular Diagnostic Development for Tomato torrado virus (ToTV) and Other Torradoviruses in Seeds and Plant Material of Related Vegetable Crops
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, PULLMAN, WA
  • Genetic Diversity of Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV) Isolates Affecting Important Vegetable and Horticultural Crops