Navigation Links
$2.7 million research award to aid nursery, floriculture industry
Date:11/5/2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded Virginia Tech a five-year, $2.7 million grant to study integrated management of zoosporic pathogens and irrigation water quality to create a more sustainable green industry.

Chuanxue Hong, professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the project's director, explained that the study will help the nursery and floriculture industry become more sustainable, enabling it to better compete in the global market. In particular, the project will search for biologically based control methods for the Phytophthora and Pythium pathogens and develop best management practices to recycle irrigation water safely to protect water quality and improve water use efficiency.

"What we learn will have applications not only to crop health but also to much broader areas, such as water quality," said Hong, who works at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center (www.arec.vaes.vt.edu/hampton-roads/) in Virginia Beach, Va. "This project aims to reduce the crop health risk associated with recycling water for irrigation purposes and to answer the question, 'How can we make the production of nursery and greenhouse crops a more sustainable industry?'"

Named after the Greek for "plant destroyer," the Phytophthora genus contains at least 120 species of pathogens harmful to a wide range of ecologically and economically important plants. In Virginia, researchers have identified 35 Phytophthora species from irrigation water. According to Hong, nursery and greenhouse owners faced with a water shortage have to recycle water to irrigate their crops, inadvertently causing these waterborne plant pathogens to affect their plants and, therefore, their bottom line.

"We want growers to recycle water, but we don't want them to recycle pa
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Sutphin
msutphin@vt.edu
540-231-6975
Virginia Tech
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. £2 million study to reveal workings of dementia genes
2. NIH awards Clemson bioengineer $1.5 million to improve durability of tissue heart valves
3. L-1 Identity Solutions Receives $5.9 Million Drivers License Contract Expansion from the State of Mississippi
4. L-1 Identity Solutions Awarded New Massachusetts RMV Drivers License Contract Valued at an Estimated $32 Million
5. FSU researchers discovery leads to $1.5 million grant, potential new treatment of liver fibrosis
6. Missouri Botanical Garden mounts milestone 6 millionth herbarium specimen
7. New $11 million center to speed production of new compounds for drug discovery
8. SAIC Awarded $37 Million Contract to Support U.S. Army Program Executive Office - Enterprise Information Systems
9. Eastman Dental Center awarded $1.6 million to find ways to prevent cavities
10. L-1 Identity Solutions Selected by the State of New York as the Winning Bidder to Provide Enrollment Services for a Contract Estimated at Up to $250 Million
11. Deep heat solution to 500-million year mystery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
$2.7 million research award to aid nursery, floriculture industry
(Date:9/17/2014)... University] After decades of decline, grasses have returned ... the eye, the marsh in those places seems healthy ... key service of the marsh coastal protection ... the ecosystem function hasn,t come back," said ecologist Mark ... of the study in the journal Biological Conservation ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Center for Children,s Environmental Health at the Mailman School ... association between childhood asthma and prenatal exposure to two ... Results appear online in the journal Environmental Health ... during pregnancy to higher levels of the chemicals, butylbenzyl ... percent and 78 percent increase in risk of developing ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... on September 13, 2014. The fire is human-caused and ... 2,300 acres in size and is mostly being fueled ... calm Monday night due to higher humidity. Yesterday ... beginning to construct a fireline on the West and North ... on the fire: , 7 20-person Crews, 4 Hot Shot ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Cape Cod saltmarsh recovery looks good, falls short 2Cape Cod saltmarsh recovery looks good, falls short 3Phthalates heighten risk for childhood asthma 2Phthalates heighten risk for childhood asthma 3
... launched a key initiative to keep Europe at the forefront ... cell therapies to restore lost, damaged, or ageing cells and ... body,s ,master cells, that have not yet been programmed to ... of stem cells, and it is becoming clear that if ...
... (TWIC) Program, Ensures No Fraudulent Duplicate Enrollments ... Fla., June 17 ID Solutions, Inc., ... trusted,credential assurance, reported that it has been ... the Transportation Security Agency,s (TSA,s),TWIC program. The ...
... its latest state of the environment report, released ... environmental issues facing the NAFTA partners. The ... biodiversity and ecosystems, and pollution. Specific topics include ... vaquita porpoiseand the quality and quantity of water ...
Cached Biology News:European Science Foundation aims to strengthen 'regenerative medicine' 2ID Solutions Awarded Full-Production Order for Fingerprint Processing Software for TWIC 2New report looks at the state of the North American environment 2
(Date:9/17/2014)... Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... profit organization committed to lowering the barriers to ... has announced the appointment of Carmen Nitsche as ... organization looks to expand its global reach. , ... she was Vice President, Corporate Development. At Accelrys, ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... YORK , Sept. 16, 2014 This report ... the following Product Segments: Software, Hardware, and Biocontent. The report ... , Japan , Europe ... America , and Rest of World. Annual estimates and ... a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... emerging field of molecular electronics could take our ... the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components. ... take on the roles currently played by comparatively-bulky ... researchers from five Japanese and Taiwanese universities has ... electronics: a molecule called picene. In a paper ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... BlueInGreen® , a water quality ... delivering dissolved gases into liquids, announced the addition ... manufacturer’s representative firm to its sales network. H2Flow ... water and wastewater applications in the Canadian provinces ... in 1992 and serves Quebec and Ontario markets ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Pistoia Alliance Expands Business Development with Appointment of Carmen Nitsche 2Global Bioinformatics Industry 2Global Bioinformatics Industry 3Global Bioinformatics Industry 4Global Bioinformatics Industry 5Global Bioinformatics Industry 6Global Bioinformatics Industry 7Global Bioinformatics Industry 8Global Bioinformatics Industry 9Global Bioinformatics Industry 10Global Bioinformatics Industry 11Global Bioinformatics Industry 12Global Bioinformatics Industry 13Global Bioinformatics Industry 14Global Bioinformatics Industry 15Global Bioinformatics Industry 16Global Bioinformatics Industry 17Global Bioinformatics Industry 18Global Bioinformatics Industry 19Global Bioinformatics Industry 20Global Bioinformatics Industry 21Global Bioinformatics Industry 22Global Bioinformatics Industry 23The future face of molecular electronics 2BlueInGreen® Expands into Canada – Signs Representative Agreement with H2Flow Equipment Inc. 2
... This release is available in German . ... magic word in electronics. Dr. Willi Auwaerter and Professor Johannes ... Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), have now presented a novel molecular switch ... functionality of the switch is the position of a single ...
... Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that Ivan Bergstein, MD, the ... the Oppenheimer 22nd Annual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, December ... Astoria Hotel in New York City. ... Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel ...
... 2011 Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today ... study, demonstrated entinostat, a novel, oral small molecule inhibitor ... single agent in patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin,s ... 11, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM PT at the ...
Cached Biology Technology:The smallest conceivable switch 2Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. to Present at the Oppenheimer 22nd Annual Healthcare Conference 2Entinostat Demonstrates Activity in Hodgkin's Lymphoma 2Entinostat Demonstrates Activity in Hodgkin's Lymphoma 3Entinostat Demonstrates Activity in Hodgkin's Lymphoma 4Entinostat Demonstrates Activity in Hodgkin's Lymphoma 5
... precision pressure regulator and pressurized syringe holder for ... Steady flow rate Microinjecting Fine ... Can be added to any new or existing ... manufacturer, even homemade. Connect to house air or ...
Chicken polyclonal to UCK2 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Full length protein, corresponding to amino acids 1-261 of Human UCK2 Entrez Gene ID: 7371 Swiss Protein ID: ...
Physical Form: powder Color: white Removes FLAG peptide from N-terminal and Met-N-terminal fusion proteins. Supplied with optimized enterokinase buffer....
Features , Designed to assist users in applying domed caps to tube strips and plates , Minimises the pressure required to seal the caps effectively , Enables multiple tubes to be sealed simultaneousl...
Biology Products: