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Research Project: Identifying Grape Cultivars and Rootstocks With Resistance to Vine Mealybug

Location: Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics Research

Project Number: 2034-21220-007-14-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2017
End Date: Jun 30, 2019

Objective:
1) Evaluate grape materials for whole plant resistance to vine mealybug, 2) Determine seasonal sustainability of resistance to vine mealybug in grape, and 3) Dissemination of information to growers and industry.

Approach:
This proposal utilizes traditional inoculation and evaluation methods deployed in greenhouse/screenhouse trials to identify resistant material.