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Research Project: Genetic Resistance to Corn Nematodes

Location: Plant Science Research

Project Number: 6070-21220-016-01-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 1, 2015
End Date: Jul 31, 2020

Objective:
The objective of the cooperative research between North Carolina State University and the USDA Agricultural Research Service is to evaluate, identify, and develop sources of resistance to nematode diseases in maize.

Approach:
North Carolina State University will identify and obtain sources of sting nematode resistance in cooperation with the USDA-ARS Plant Science Research Unit (PSRU). Lines exhibiting resistance will be used as parents to produce mapping populations for identification of nematode resistance loci. These results will be useful for breeders wanting to incorporate sting nematode resistance in their breeding programs.