Research Objective

Project Description

To survey on the occurrence of Fusarium, Rhizoctonia and Pythium fungal spp. and the soybean cyst nematode in Western and Eastern Canada; to monitor the spread of sudden death syndrome (SDS) in Ontario and establish a nursery to screen for tolerance; to utilize advanced PCR analysis of root rot pathogens (e.g., droplet digital PCR), which enable highly precise quantification of target DNA; to identify new/emerging root rot pathogens (e.g., Fusarium proliferatum) and determine the impact of F. proliferatum on soybean yield.


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