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Research Project: Epidemiology, Vector-Host Plant Interactions, and Biology of Vegetable and Cucurbit Viruses

Location: Crop Improvement and Protection Research

Title: Molecular and landscape approaches for managing thrips and thrips-transmitted viruses

item Hasegawa, Daniel

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/29/2020
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: In recent years, lettuce production in the Salinas Valley, CA has been severely impacted by the insect-borne pathogen, Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV). INSV is transmitted by the Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, a prolific pest with an extensive host range that includes numerous crops that are part of a diverse cropping system within the Salinas Valley. This seminar will provide an overview of the challenges in managing thrips and INSV as well as opportunities for improving insect pest and pathogen management strategies by merging molecular and landscape approaches.