SCRI Project Updates
“ipmPIPE & Innovative Disease Diagnostic Tools for Onion Growers”
[ Supported in Part by USDA-NIFA-SCRI Project No. 2010-01193 ]
invest resources into aspects of onion production and this
specialty crop to the ipmPIPE network in response to the needs of onion
stakeholders across the U.S.:
Create an Onion
ipmPIPE Network that will focus on onion thrips and IYSV, with general
support for disease and pest diagnostics and IPM strategies for other
priority problems of onion including bacterial and fungal diseases.
Develop, improve and
enhance macroarray diagnostic tools for priority fungal and bacterial
pathogens of onion, as well as food pathogens; establish diagnostic lab
support for these pathogen groups and thrips; relate thrips to onion and
IYSV development; and
implement and validate models via the Onion ipmPIPE.
· Relate Disease Risk Assessment models and IPM strategies to economic monitoring and sustainability for specialty crop stakeholders via the Onion ipmPIPE.
Onion ipmPIPE Web Sites @