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Research Project: Ug99 Surveillance Through Sentinel Plots

Location: Cereal Disease Lab

Project Number: 5062-21220-023-13-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2017
End Date: Aug 31, 2019

Objective:
The overall objective of the agreement is to monitor potential incursion of Ug99 and other virulent stem rust races into the United States through sentinel plots.

Approach:
1) Plant wheat and establish and maintain stem rust sentinel plots in Uvalde, Castroville, Beeville, Wharton, College Station, Gregory, Bushland and Amarillo; 2) Observe and report stem rust development; 3) collect stem rust samples and evaluate for race-typing.