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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Improved Pathogen Detection and Management of Bulb Diseases

Location: Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit

Project Number: 1230-22000-039-01
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 01, 2010
End Date: Aug 31, 2015

Objective:
The objectives of this research are to develop taxon-specific DNA-based sampling procedures to quantify Fusarium and Rhizoctonia inocula levels in soil and on bulbs; use this information to develop improved disease controls; and develop sections relating to Fusarium and Rhizoctonia diseases for addition to a new WSU “bulb crop” best management website.

Approach:
ARS will acquire the basic molecular knowledge on identification of Rhizoctonia and Fusarium pathogens of bulb crops. This information will be used by the cooperator to jointly develop taxon-specific DNA-based sampling procedures to quantify Fusarium and Rhizoctonia inocula levels in soil and on bulbs. Based on this knowledge, the cooperator will develop improved disease control strategies and develop Fusarium and Rhizoctonia management recommendation for a “bulb crop” best management website.

Last Modified: 4/20/2014
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