W2008 Committee Updates

“Biology and Management of Iris yellow spot virus (IYSV), Other Diseases and Thrips in Onions”

Multistate Research Project
October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2017

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

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