Institution:University of Florida
Region:Southeast (GA, FL, AL)
Project Fiscal Year:2015
Report Type:Final Report
Report Received Date:29-Sep-2016
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).