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Research Project: Biological and Biotechnological Approaches for Management of Insect Vectors and Vector-borne Viruses Affecting Vegetable Crops

Location: Crop Improvement and Protection Research

Title: Current challenges and opportunities for managing viruses affecting lettuce in the Salinas Valley

item Hasegawa, Daniel

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/2/2024
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV) has emerged as a major pathogen of lettuce in the Salinas Valley of California and is transmitted by the western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis. The presentation will provide an update on research and management of thrips and INSV to Germains Seed Technology. The presentation will also provide an overview of RNA interference (RNAi) technologies and their implications for managing viruses affecting vegetable and fruit crops. The meeting and presentation will be delivered to the Germains Development and Research Team.