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:8/21/2014)... involves the pancreas digesting itself resulting in severe abdominal ... UK around 20,000 patients are diagnosed with the disease ... and treatment is restricted to intravenous fluid and nutritional ... of Life Sciences, who led the research, said "The ... gall stones and excessive alcohol intake combined with a ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... SALT LAKE CITY Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) ... mutated forms of the gene that encodes BCR-ABL, the ... (CML). According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 6,000 ... , Drugs already in use, called tyrosine kinase inhibitors ... disease. They do not cure CML but control it ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Scientists from the University of Tbingen, Arizona State University, ... and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) isolated Mycobacterium ... at least 1000 years old. The pathogen is a ... only occasionally causes disease in humans today. These researchers ... the Peruvian coast. "The link to sea lions was ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Insulin offers new hope for the treatment of acute pancreatitis 2Blueprint for next generation of chronic myeloid leukemia treatment 2
... second most common cause of childhood blindness in the ... earlier than or at 28 weeks gestational age. The ... the retina of the eye. ROP risk increases with ... Brigham and Women,s Hospital (BWH) suggests that the antioxidant, ...
... young researchers were named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical ... join a prestigious community that includes Nobel Prize winners, ... Research Award. "During these challenging budgetary ... harder for scientists to obtain, we are proud to ...
... heavy rain, the lid of Nepenthes gracilis ... shelter on its underside directly into the fluid-filled pitcher, ... Wednesday 13 June, in the journal PLoS ONE ... a source of nutrients, enabling them to colonise nutrient-poor ...
Cached Biology News:Antioxidant shown to reduce blindness risk in extremely premature babies 222 of America's most promising scientists selected as Pew Biomedical Scholars 222 of America's most promising scientists selected as Pew Biomedical Scholars 3Pitcher plant uses rain drops to capture prey 2
(Date:8/22/2014)... August 22, 2014 “Our nation's ... is a national disgrace. Furthermore, every governmental and ... the current, deplorable state of unorganized dysfunction shares ... mistakes," to merely serve as a device to ... of colossal failure(s) that have accumulated through the ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014 DNA vaccine pioneer ... its development of JRC-LAMP-vax, an innovative and safe potential ... IC studies began this month in Hawaii, moving the ... , The Japanese red cedar releases pollen that causes ... Mountain Cedar pollen wreaks similar havoc in Colorado, New ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... including DESY scientists has observed tiny quantum vortices in ... the journal Science that the exotic vortices ... It is the first time that the quantum vortices, ... what is known as superfluid helium, have been detected ... says Andrey Vilesov of the University of Southern California, ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... August 21, 2014 ... has announced the addition of the  "Global ... their offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) ... therapy, is a means of replacing hormones ... the body. This type of therapy is ...
Breaking Biology Technology:5 Great Mistakes in Healthcare and How to Fix Them by Dr. Ira Williams 2Relief for Allergy Sufferers Finally in Sight: Immunomic Therapeutics Closes in on Treatment for Hay Fever in Japan, U.S. 2Relief for Allergy Sufferers Finally in Sight: Immunomic Therapeutics Closes in on Treatment for Hay Fever in Japan, U.S. 3Relief for Allergy Sufferers Finally in Sight: Immunomic Therapeutics Closes in on Treatment for Hay Fever in Japan, U.S. 4Scientists observe quantum vortices in cold helium droplets 2Global Hormone Replacement Therapy Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Actavis, Bayer, Merck & Co, Novartis and Novo Nordisk 2
... and LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, August 25, 2011 Shire ... specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and ... (icatibant injection) for treatment of acute attacks of hereditary ... "Until now, HAE patients faced challenges gaining rapid ...
... CBI, a division of Advanstar Communications, is pleased ... Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development and ... the keynote speaker at their Pharma/Bio Forum on Preclinical ... at the Hyatt Harborside in Boston, MA. Dr. Kaitin ...
... school science teachers will explore the nanotechnology field at ... build interest in science and engineering. ... of Engineering a $429,000 grant to fund "Innovations in ... Starting next summer, selected middle and high school ...
Cached Biology Technology:FDA Approves Shire's FIRAZYR® (icatibant injection) for Acute Attacks of Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) 2FDA Approves Shire's FIRAZYR® (icatibant injection) for Acute Attacks of Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) 3FDA Approves Shire's FIRAZYR® (icatibant injection) for Acute Attacks of Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) 4FDA Approves Shire's FIRAZYR® (icatibant injection) for Acute Attacks of Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) 5FDA Approves Shire's FIRAZYR® (icatibant injection) for Acute Attacks of Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) 6Dr. Ken Kaitin, Tufts CSDD, Keynotes Preclinical Conference 2University of Houston receives NSF grant for high school teachers program 2
... using many of the automation concepts from ... requirements are similar to those for HTS: ... 24 or 48 wells with well volumes ... the number of wells has increased to ...
... One-Step Kit is the ultimate in ... It has been specifically designed to ... Reverse-iT™ One-Step Kit combines the unique ... Thermoprime Plus DNA Polymerase to provide ...
... Immunogen: Synthetic Peptide: M(1) E F L ... P P T M D L E(19) PA1-072 ... cells.,PA1-072 has been successfully used in Western blot ... an ~86 kDa protein representing Mint3 from AtT20 ...
Custom LNA Oligonucleotide synthesis ,High quality Custom LNA Oligonucleotides are available for a variety of different specialty applications and innovative products. ,Please inquire for further...
Biology Products: