W2008 Committee Updates

(Multistate Research Project) Duration: October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2017


“Biology and Management of Iris yellow spot virus (IYSV),

Other Diseases and Thrips in Onions”


Goal:  Promote the national network of onion and other allium researchers, extension personnel and industry reps in relation to the following objectives:

*      Evaluate onion germplasm for greater levels of tolerance to Iris yellow spot virus (IYSV), other pathogens and thrips.  

*   Investigate thrips biology and IYSV epidemiology to improve management strategies.


*   Investigate the biology, ecology and epidemiology of other pathogens to improve management strategies.


*    Facilitate interaction and information transfer between W2008 participants, the onion industry and other stakeholders.


W2008 Project Description 




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