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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Eradication of Soil Pests and Pathogens by Cultivation of Non-Hosts

Location: Vegetable and Forage Crops Production Research

Project Number: 5354-21220-011-03
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 29, 2010
End Date: Sep 28, 2015

Objective:
Identify cultivable plant species that are non-hosts for certain pests and pathogens common in the Pacific Northwest and achieve a measure of control or eradication without use of chemicals.

Approach:
Test different plant species for host range against a panel of pests and diseases of the Pacific Northwest. Hosts should demonstrate egg hatching induction, but lack of successful parasitism and reproductions for nematodes, lack of successful initial inoculation events and propagation in the case of fungi. Successful candidates will be examined for ease of cultivation, flowering, seed production, root mass and rooting depth.

Last Modified: 10/1/2014
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