A Rapid Response System For Prediction And Management Of Phytophthora Diseases In Massachusetts Farms Using Risk Mapping And Real Time PCR

Phytophthora species rank as some of the most devastating disease agents in Massachusetts farms. Current disease forecasting models for Phytophthora were developed for use over large areas and cannot provide the resolution to adequately predict disease outbreaks at the farm-scale in Massachusetts. The most fundamental component of effective risk maps is accurate data on the current distribution of the targeted pathogen, without which they cannot accurately predict where and how a pathogen may spread. This project will develop a system for gathering data at a farm-scale level.

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Program Participation: 

Program identifies community participants.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

July 16, 2013

Partner(s): 

United States

Program Director: 

Robert Wick

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Robert Wick

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UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Natural Sciences/Center for Agriculture/UMass Extension

Student Involvement: 

No

This Project Receives External Funding: 

No

Assessment Mechanism: 

No