Skip to main content
ARS Home » Pacific West Area » Wapato, Washington » Temperate Tree Fruit and Vegetable Research » Research » Research Project #429870

Research Project: Eradication Strategies for Globodera pallida, the Pale Cyst Nematode, (PCN)

Location: Temperate Tree Fruit and Vegetable Research

Project Number: 2092-21220-002-06-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 29, 2015
End Date: Sep 25, 2018

Objective:
Develop a seed-propagated trap crop, Litchi tomato, that will eradicate pale cyst nematode a quarantine organism from Idaho.

Approach:
The open pollinated population is constantly under pressure to have reduced prickle length and density on the stem. Selection for rapid germination and large seed production per plant.