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Research Project: Combating the Threat of Fusarium Wilt to Cotton Production and Sustainability in the U.S. and Uzbekistan

Location: Office of International Research Engagement and Cooperation

Project Number: 0210-22310-007-13-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Sep 20, 2018
End Date: Aug 31, 2022

Objective:
To identify sources of resistance to the highly virulent pathogen Fusarium wilt of cotton, and study the pathogen’s mechanisms for infection.

Approach:
A team of U.S. and Uzbekistan researchers will identify FOV-resistant cotton germplasm; develop recommendations for cotton-breeding programs in the U.S. and Uzbekistna; and will study the pathogen’s origins and its mode of infection.