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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Develop Sustainable Cotton Production Systems Utilizing Host Plant Resistance to Manage Reniform Nematode and Other Pest

Location: Crop Genetics Research Unit

Project Number: 6402-22000-074-01
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 01, 2012
End Date: Jul 31, 2017

Objective:
1) Develop sustainable crop production systems which include use of host plant resistance to manage reniform nematode in cotton; 2) develop adapted cotton breeding lines with resistance to reniform nematode.

Approach:
Evaluate crop rotations for influence on seasonal changes in reniform nematode populations and crop yield; evaluate efficacy of seed treatment nematicides on resistant and susceptible cotton breeding lines or varieties; and develop cotto germplasm with resistance to reniform nematode from species related to cotton.

Last Modified: 7/28/2014
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