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Research Project: Potato Psyllid Ecology, Transmission Biology of Liberibacter, and Management of Zebra Chip Disease

Location: Temperate Tree Fruit and Vegetable Research

Project Number: 2092-22000-021-14-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 1, 2016
End Date: Dec 31, 2019

Objective:
Elucidate potato psyllid ecology, transmission biology of Liberibacter by potato psyllid and develop management strategies for zebra chip disease of potato.

Approach:
Elucidate potato psyllid ecology and determine mechanisms by which the potato psyllid acquire and transmit Liberibacter to potato that result in zebra chip disease development. Modern techniques to be used include polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays and electropenetrography (EPG) technology. Information from this study will help researchers and growers develop effective management strategies for zebra chip disease.