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.