Location: Temperate Tree Fruit and Vegetable Research
Project Number: 2092-22000-022-006-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2020
End Date: Aug 31, 2024
Perform basic research to improve delivery of and support regulatory approval for therapeutic molecules to plants molecules to provide plants with immunity against insect-vectored plant pathogens.
Greenhouse assays and controlled field studies will be used to identify the most effective methods for delivering or applying therapeutic molecules to plants to provide them with immunity against insect-vectored plant pathogens, including Liberibacter solanacearum. Pathogens presence and titers levels will be measured using conventional and quantitative PCR.