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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 LEAFY GREENS RESEARCH BOARD, SALINAS, CA
  • Lettuce Breeding and Genetics (2020)
  • Downy Mildew Detection, Epidemiology, and Biopesticide Evaluation
  • Characterization and Detection Methods for Lettuce Dieback associated Virus
  • Lettuce Breeding and Genetics (2021)
  • Monitoring and Cultural Strategies to Reduce the Impact of Thrips-Transmitted INSV Affecting Lettuce on the Central Coast of CA
  • CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY COMMISSION, WATSONVILLE, CA
  • Management of Diseases Caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. fragariae and Macrophomina phaseolina (Year 3)
  • Optimization Of Techniques For Detection And Quantification Of Soilborne Pathogens Using Molecular Techniques
  • FOOD & AGRICULTURE, CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF, SACRAMENTO, CA
  • Identifying the Basis of Lettuce Drop Resistance to Develop Cultivars with Superior Resistance
  • Characterization of Resistance to Verticillium dahliae Races 1 and 2 for Improved Iceberg Germplasm Development
  • Improved Management of Strawberry and Lettuce Soilborne Plant Pathogens using Microbiome-Based Disease Prediction
  • 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
  • Interregional Surveillance of Spinach and Lettuce Downy Mildew in California to Improve Management Practices
  • Systematic Identification of Oomycete Plant Pathogens Important to California Specialty Crops
  • Understanding the Role of Lettuce Leaf Lipid Composition in Salinity Tolerance
  • Identification of Baby Leaf Lettuce Varieties and Genes for Rapid and Uniform Growth, High Quality, and Disease Resistance
  • A Metagenomics Marker System for Identification of All Fusarium oxysporum Taxa in Field Soils
  • Detection, Biology, and Management of the Expanding Whitefly-transmitted Cucurbit Virus Disease Complex in California
  • FOOD ORIGINS INC., Salinas
  • 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
  • PLANT SCIENCES, INC., Watsonville
  • The Impact of Plastic Type on Soil Temperature, Yield, and Disease Severity in Strawberry Production
  • REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA AT RIVERSI, RIVERSIDE, CA
  • Characterization of Resistance in Melon to Sweetpotato Whitefly
  • Interregional Surveillance of Spinach and Lettuce Downy Mildew in California to Improve Management Practices - Coachella Valley
  • 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
  • Identifying Genetic Sources of Virus And Vector Resistance in Cucumis Melo for New Cultivar Development
  • Integration of Host Plant Resistance with Immunity Modification for Management of Established and Emerging Virus Threats to Melons
  • REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE, Oakland, CA
  • Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Santa Maria
  • Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems – Oxnard Plot Management
  • Host Resistance and Fumigation Alternatives for Control of Macrophomina Phaseolina in Strawberry - Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation Testing
  • Detection, Biology, and Management of the Expanding Whitefly-Transmitted Cucurbit Virus Disease Complex in California
  • Interregional Surveillance of Spinach and Lettuce Downy Mildew in California to Improve Management Practices - Imperial Valley
  • UNIVERSITY CORPORATION AT MONTEREY BAY, SEASIDE, CA
  • Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Remote Sensing
  • Geographic Patterns in Cropland Use in Strawberry Producing Regions of California
  • Remote Sensing Support for Precision Fumigation in Strawberry Production
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SYSTEM, FAYETTEVILLE, AR
  • Developing Genetic and Molecular Resources to Improve Spinach Production and Management
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, DAVIS, CA
  • Enhancing Resource Utilization for Sustainable Lettuce Production in Changing Climates
  • Site-Specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Fumigation and Weed Management
  • Identifying the Basis of Lettuce Drop Resistance to Develop Cultivars With Superior Resistance
  • Advancements Towards Precision Fumigation in Strawberry Production
  • Methyl Bromide Alternatives for Weed and Disease Control in Strawberry Production
  • Detection, Biology, and Management of the Expanding Whitefly-Transmitted Cucurbit Virus Disease Complex in California
  • Advanced Breeding for Broad Genetic Resistance to Downy Mildew in Spinach for Organic Production
  • Pathogenomics-based Development of Crop-specific Diagnostics Tools for Emerging and Expanding Fungal Diseases in the U.S.
  • Host Resistance and Fumigation Alternatives for Control of Macrophomina Phaseolina in Strawberry - Strawberry Genomics
  • Site-Specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Yield Monitoring
  • Site-specific Soil Pest Management in Strawberry & Vegetable Cropping Systems - Economic Analysis
  • Beet Leafhopper Genome and Transcriptome Research
  • 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