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Research Project: Field Evaluation of Bacterial Stem Blight

Location: Plant Science Research

Project Number: 5062-12210-003-28-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Nov 1, 2018
End Date: Jul 30, 2019

Objective:
Cooperator will work with ARS in investigating bacterial stem blight disease of alfalfa in field situations.

Approach:
A survey for alfalfa growers will be developed, administered and summarized to determine the extent of the disease in frost prone areas and the amount of damage from disease. Field plots will be established to monitor the development of natural bacterial populations over time and provide ARS with plant samples. Plant samples from the plots will be evaluated for identification of the causative agent of bacterial stem blight, Pseudomonas syringae.