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Research Project: Detection, Biology, and Management of the Expanding Whitefly-Transmitted Cucurbit Virus Disease Complex in California

Location: Crop Improvement and Protection Research

Project Number: 2038-22000-018-11-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 1, 2020
End Date: Jan 31, 2022

Objective:
Travel by University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) Farm Advisor Collaborators to travel to multiple field locations throughout Fresno and Kern Counties, respectively, during the summer/fall seasons of 2020 and 2021 for evaluation of whitefly prevalence and virus symptoms, and collection of plant and whitefly samples for diagnosis and analysis. (Per Objective 2 of CDFA Prime Award 19-0001-038-SF.)

Approach:
Farm advisor collaborators will drive vehicles from office/field stations to multiple grower fields each season for collection of samples as part of this project. Funds will cover transportation costs.