Project Details:

Title:
Getting to know the players on seedling disease field

Parent Project: Getting to know the players on seedling disease field
Checkoff Organization:Iowa Soybean Association
Categories:Soybean diseases
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Project Year:2015
Lead Principal Investigator:Alison Robertson (Iowa State University)
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Keywords: Outreach and Extension, Soybean Seedling Diseases

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Project Summary

Seedling diseases are caused by oomycetes, namely Pythium spp. and Phytophthora sojae, and fungi (Fusarium ssp. and Rhizoctonia solani). With the exception of P. sojae, there is limited information on the biology and epidemiology of many of the pathogens associated with seedling diseases. The goal of this project is to improve our understanding of the biology and epidemiology of Pythium ssp. causing seedling disease.

Project Objectives

1. Characterize the biology of Pythium spp. that causes seedling disease.
2. Determine the optimum conditions for infection of and disease development in soybean seedlings by Pythium spp.
3. Assess the sensitivity of Pythium spp. to seed treatment fungicides.
4. Improve farmer and industry knowledge of seedling pathogen biology and epidemiology.

Project Deliverables

1. Improved knowledge of the biology of Pythium spp. that causes seedling disease.
2. Information on the sensitivity of Pythium spp. to seed treatment fungicides.
3. Provide useful information to farmers and industry on seedling pathogen biology and epidemiology.

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