FY13-14 Research Projects

Title: Validating commercial formulation of Trichoderma asperellum against P. ramorum-infested soil

Researchers: Tim Widmer, USDA ARS Ft. Detrick MD


Title: Testing biological control agents for suppression of Phytophthora ramorum in potting mixes in a simulated nursery environment

Researchers: Gary Chastagner and Marianne Elliott, Washington State University, Research and Extension Center, Puyallup, WA 


Title: Determination of Phytophthora ramorum threshold inoculum levels in irrigation water needed for infection of nursery hosts

Researchers:  Gary Chastagner, Lucy Rollins, Katie Coats and Marianne Elliott, Washington State University, Research and Extension Center, Puyallup, WA 


Title: Development and application of an epidemiological framework for management of Phytophthora ramorum on rhododendron in nursery settings (2-yr project)

Researchers: Niklaus Grünwald, Jennifer Parke and Ebba Peterson, USDA ARS Corvallis, OR and Oregon State University


Title: Effect of elevated rate of phenotypic diversification on fungicide resistance in Phytophthora ramorum (2-yr project)

Researcher: Takao Kasuga, USDA ARS, UCDavis, CA


Title: Specialization of genotypes to different substrates - Experiment at NORS-DUC (2-yr project)

Researchers: Matteo Garbelotto and Catherine Eyre, UCBerkeley


Title:  Mitigation of soilborne Phythophthora ramorum to prevent recurrent nursery infestations

Researchers: Jennifer Parke and Fumiaki Funahashi, OR State University


Title:  Root infection of tanoak by Phytophthora ramorum

Researchers:  Jennifer Parke and Joyce Eberhart, OR State University