Stop the Rot: Publications and Resources

Technical Reports

  1. Stop the Rot Collated Summaries of Year 1 Technical Reports. Compilation of the final Year 1 topic summaries, August 2021. https://alliumnet.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/StoptheRot_Year1_summaries.pdf

Presentations

  1. Belo, T., du Toit, L., Waters, T., Derie, M., Schacht, B., & LaHue, G. (2021, 7-10 November). Combating Onion Bacterial Diseases Through Nitrogen Fertility Management [Poster Presentation]. 2021 ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster presentation by Stop the Rot researcher Tessa Belo summarizing Season 1 trials on the effectiveness of nitrogen fertility management strategies for combating onion bacterial disease.

 

Plant Disease Management Reports

Irrigation and nitrogen management

 

Bactericides

 

Cultural practices

 

Post-harvest treatments

 

Extension Bulletins and Educational Materials

  1. Dutta, B., and Gitaitis, R. 2020. Bacterial diseases of onion in Georgia. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Bulletin B1534. https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B1534
  2. Wohleb, C.H., Waters, T.W., du Toit, L.J., and LaHue, G. 2021. Washington State University Extension Onion Alert, 1 September 2021. https://mailchi.mp/wsu/wsu-onion-alert-sept1-2021-1305808?e=72ba613792

 

Videos

  1. Red Scale Necrosis Assay time-lapse video. 1 min. Claudia Nischwitz. https://youtu.be/WOcdDrTmaEA Posted Jan. 20, 2021.
  2. Evaluation of post-harvest treatments on onion. 29 min. Tim Waters and Lindsey du Toit. Posted Dec. 18, 2020. https://youtu.be/VSExAvjJAT8
  3. Combating bacterial diseases of onion: How do we stop the rot? 14.41 min. Lindsey du Toit, Heather MacKay, Darrell Kilgore, and Matthew Ziegler. Posted Dec. 15, 2020. https://youtu.be/VLpZqCrQuPw (1,613 views).
  4. Diagnosing onion bacterial rots, produced by the Cornell team. EnglishSpanish
  5. Combating onion bacterial diseases with pathogenomics tools and enhanced management strategies. 3 min. Antoinette Machado and Brandon Sandoval. Part of virtual field day. Posted Sep. 1, 2020. https://youtu.be/ZrLcRcmN03k

 

Peer-reviewed scientific articles

  1. Zhao, M., Tyson, C., Chen, H., C., Paudel, S., Gitaitis, R., Kvitko, B., Dutta, B. 2022. Pseudomonas alliivorans sp. nov., a plant-pathogenic bacterium isolated from onion foliage in Georgia, USA. Systematic and Applied Microbiology, Vol. 45 (1).  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.syapm.2021.126278
  2. Agarwal Gaurav, Choudhary Divya, Stice Shaun P., Myers Brendon K., Gitaitis Ronald D., Venter Stephanus N., Kvitko Brian H., Dutta Bhabesh. 2021. Pan-genome-wide analysis of Pantoea ananatis identified genes linked to pathogenicity in onion. Frontiers in Microbiology vol 12:2381  https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmicb.2021.684756
  3. Koirala, S., Zhao, M., Agarwal, G., Stice, S., Gitaitis, R., Kvitko, B., & Dutta, B. 2021. Identification of two novel pathovars of Pantoea stewartii indologenes affecting Allium sp. and millets. Phytopathology. 10.1094/PHYTO-11-20-0508-R. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349422413_Identification_of_two_novel_pathovars_of_Pantoea_stewartii_subsp_indologenes_affecting_Allium_sp_and_millets
  4. Stumpf, S., Leach, L., Srinivasan, R., Coolong, T., Gitaitis, R., Dutta, B. Foliar chemical protection against Pantoea ananatisin onion is negated by thrips feeding. Phytopathology. 2021 Feb. 111(2):258-267. doi: 10.1094/PHYTO-05-20-0163-R. Epub 2021 Jan 13. PMID: 32748732. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32748732/
  5. Stice, S., Shin, G.Y., Armas, S.D., Koirala, S., Galvan, G.A., Siri, M.I., Severns, P.M., Coutinho, T.A., Dutta, B., and Kvitko, B. 2021. The distribution of onion virulence gene clusters among Pantoea Frontiers in Plant Science https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.00184.
  6. Zhao, M., Kvitko, B.H., Gitaitis, R.D., and Dutta, B. 2021. Bacterial streak and bulb rot of onion. Plant Health Instructor.  DOI: 1094/PHI-E​​-2021-0421-01​
  7. Stice SP, Thao KK, Khang CH, Baltrus DA, Dutta B, Kvitko BH. Thiosulfinate Tolerance Is a Virulence Strategy of an Atypical Bacterial Pathogen of Onion. Current Biology 2020;S0960-9822(20)30779-X. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.05.092

 

Popular articles

  1. du Toit, L., and Waters, T. 2021. To disinfect or not? Can postharvest applications of disinfectants reduce bacterial bulb rots in storage? Onion World, July/August 2021:6-9. Onion World Magazine July/August 2021
  2. MacKay, H., and du Toit, L. 2021. Progress report. Stop the Rot: A national collaboration to research, combat bacterial diseases of onion. Onion World, May/June 2021:12-14. https://issuu.com/columbiamediagroup/docs/onion_world_may_june_2021/12
  3. https://issuu.com/columbiamediagroup/docs/onion_world_july-august_2020
  4. du Toit, L.J., Waters, T., Derie, M., and Darner, J. 2020. Battling onion bacterial diseases with bactericides. Onion World, December 2020: 6-11. https://issuu.com/columbiamediagroup/docs/onion_world_december_2020
  5. Hoepting, C., and du Toit, L. 2020. Stop the Rot! National U.S. team to combat bacterial diseases of onion with fierce collaboration. Onion World, July/August 2020: 8-11.
  6. Dutta B. and Gitaitis R. 2020. Onion World July/August 2020 ‘Disease Quiz’ to highlight onion bacterial diseases. https://issuu.com/columbiamediagroup/docs/onion_world_july-august_2020/20

 

Other resources

Year 2 annual project report to NIFA

Stop the Rot Project Charter: Collaborative Agreement. Topics covered include principles for collaboration, project team organization and management, internal review and accountability, data management and confidentiality, authorship and acknowledgment, and conflicts of interest.