Increasing our understanding of the population diversity of Sclerotium rolfsii, the white mold pathogen, in Southeastern peanut production areas

Institution:

University of Florida

Budget ID:

1392

Project ID:

444

Report BID:

1392

State:

Florida

Region:

Southeast (GA, FL, AL)

State Group:

FL-103

Project Fiscal Year:

2015

Category:

Production/Agronomics

Report Type:

Final Report

Report Received Date:

29-Sep-2016

Investigator:

Dufault

Project NPB Budget:

$12,054

To effectively manage white mold of peanut caused by Sclerotium rolfsii, it is critical that we understand the population diversity of this pathogen. This information is essential for breeding programs that are examining resistant peanut lines, and is also important for assessing the evolutionary potential of this pathogen, which can impact crop rotation management strategies as well as fungicide programs. Our research indicates that a significant amount of diversity exists within this pathogen throughout Florida's major peanut producing regions as well as Southeastern U.S. (Xie et. al., Plant Disease). 

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