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Investigator: du Toit, L.

Development of a USDA NIFA SCRI proposal to combat onion bacterial diseases across the US

Bacterial diseases have increased the risk of growing onions in the US. Efforts to limit losses to bacterial rot in fields, storage, and shipping have…

Impact of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Phosphorus Use Efficiency and Root Diseases of Onion Crops

Onion growers in the semi-arid, irrigated Columbia Basin produce 27% of the storage onions in the USA, with a crop farmgate value ranging from $4,000-$7,000/acre.…

Evaluation of seed treatments for organic vegetable production in the Pacific Northwest

This study addresses management of damping-off in organic vegetables in central Washington, using pea as an early season, model crop. The disease is being examined…

Evaluation of seed and drench treatments for organic production