Project Details:

Reducing the Impact of Fusarium Root Rot on Soybean Productivity in the U.S. (Year 2 of 8217)

Parent Project: This is the first year of this project.
Checkoff Organization:United Soybean Board
Categories:Soybean diseases
Organization Project Code:9217
Project Year:2009
Lead Principal Investigator:Berlin Nelson (North Dakota State University)
Co-Principal Investigators:
James Kurle (University of Minnesota)
Dean Malvick (University of Minnesota)

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Project Summary

This research will help to provide a better understanding of the importance of the disease of soybean production, which should lead to better management strategies as well as identify specific research areas needing further investigation. In the longer term these findings should play a role in protecting soybean yields from the disease thus increasing production efficiency.

The researchers will evaluate the interaction between root rot pathogens and determine if there is variety resistance to the pathogen. The groups will also determine whether soil type is a factor in disease development.

Project Objectives

1. Develop a better understanding of factors involved in the development of Fusarium root rot.
2. Develop molecular tools useful for management of Fusarium root rot.
3. Develop methods to evaluate soybean resistance to Fusarium root rot.

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