Location: Crop Improvement and Protection ResearchTitle: Improving monitoring, detection, and management strategies for thrips and INSV
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/20/2022
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV) is a major pathogen of lettuce on the Central Coast of California and is transmitted by the western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis. The presentation will provide a mid-year update on the research that conducted during the 2022 grant cycle for the California Leafy Greens Research Program. Projects include improving the monitoring and detection of western flower thrips and INSV, RNAi technologies for managing thrips and INSV, and studies to understand the interplay between INSV and Pythium uncinulatum, the causative agent for Pythium Wilt, another major pathogen that has severely impacted the production of lettuce in the Salinas Valley.