Diseases - plants

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Targeting Citrus Greening Disease

Targeting Citrus Greening Disease

by Pat Bailey — last modified Feb 19, 2015 03:07 PM

UC Davis projects aim to diagnose, prevent damage caused by Huanglongbing.

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 Fighting Powdery Grape Mildew

Fighting Powdery Grape Mildew

by Diane Nelson — last modified Feb 03, 2015 11:48 AM

A new discovery by UC Davis researchers is helping combat costly grape powdery mildew damage.

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Evolutionary Biology Key To Solving Global Problems

Evolutionary Biology Key To Solving Global Problems

by Pat Bailey — last modified Sep 25, 2014 11:08 AM

Study: evolutionary biology must be used to overcome global agriculture challenges.

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Beetle Flight Findings May Help Walnut Trees

Beetle Flight Findings May Help Walnut Trees

by Pat Bailey — last modified Aug 29, 2014 03:41 PM

Research shows environmental conditions influence behavior of walnut twig beetle.

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Springtime for wheat starts with a gene that ‘sees’ light

Springtime for wheat starts with a gene that ‘sees’ light

by Brad Hooker — last modified Jun 30, 2014 10:50 AM

Scientists from the University of California, Davis, have discovered the function of a gene that allows wheat to discern the length of each day and night. When they knocked out the gene, wheat flowering was delayed for more than 100 days.

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Gene may halt a deep- rooted pepper disease

Gene may halt a deep- rooted pepper disease

by Brad Hooker — last modified Jun 02, 2014 08:29 AM

Resistance gene to phytophthora root rot may offer hope and maintain crop yields.

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Loblolly pine’s immense genome conquered

Loblolly pine’s immense genome conquered

by Pat Bailey — last modified Apr 14, 2014 08:41 AM

The most commercially important tree in the U.S. and the source of most U.S. paper products.

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Key operatives unmasked in plant immunity battle

Key operatives unmasked in plant immunity battle

by Patricia Bailey — last modified Apr 07, 2014 02:48 PM

Plants have built-in systems for fighting off disease-causing microbes.

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Disease is threatening U.S. citrus crop

Disease is threatening U.S. citrus crop

by Ann Filmer — last modified Feb 21, 2014 04:51 PM

Asian citrus psyllid being studied at UC Davis Research Containment Facility.

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Science provides facts for Hawaii GMO debate

Science provides facts for Hawaii GMO debate

by Jeanette Warnert — last modified Jan 10, 2014 03:11 PM

Proposed law could ban production of genetically modified organisms on the big island of Hawaii

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Malaria mosquito groups do mix and match

Malaria mosquito groups do mix and match

by Pat Bailey — last modified Dec 11, 2013 08:25 AM

Assumptions about genetics of two malaria mosquito subgroups are false.

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Screening out grapevine virus spares Napa-Sonoma more than $60 million

Screening out grapevine virus spares Napa-Sonoma more than $60 million

by Pat Bailey — last modified Dec 06, 2013 02:36 PM

The monetary benefits of screening wine-producing grapevines and rootstocks for viruses far outweigh the costs.

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Helene Dillard named dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Helene Dillard named dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

by Pat Bailey — last modified Nov 21, 2013 12:06 PM

Plant disease expert Helene Dillard, who is associate dean and head of Cooperative Extension at Cornell University, has been named the new dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis, and will begin at UC Davis in late January 2014.

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Wheat geneticists to decode massive genome

Wheat geneticists to decode massive genome

by Brad Hooker — last modified Oct 24, 2013 04:09 PM

An international effort is in progress to sequence a wheat ancestor’s genome, to better understand the genetics of bread wheat.

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New study offers hope for halting incurable citrus disease

New study offers hope for halting incurable citrus disease

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 23, 2013 12:38 PM

Treatment for citrus greening disease may result from DNA sequencing technology.

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Finding alternatives to methyl bromide

Finding alternatives to methyl bromide

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:55 AM

Methyl bromide, a soil fumigant, is about to be phased out. UC researchers are helping growers find methyl bromide alternatives for western crops.

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UC Davis scientists help deliver genetic one-two blow to deadly wheat disease

UC Davis scientists help deliver genetic one-two blow to deadly wheat disease

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:56 AM

A new gene that will equip wheat plants to resist the deadly stem rust disease has been discovered by an international team including Jan Dvorak, Karin Deal, and Mingcheng Luo.

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Gene discovery may halt a worldwide wheat epidemic

Gene discovery may halt a worldwide wheat epidemic

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:01 AM

A team of researchers from UC Davis and Kansas State University has identified a gene that enables resistance to stem rust, a wheat disease that threatens global food security.

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Impacts of climate instability on Southwest

Impacts of climate instability on Southwest

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:07 AM

In an era of climate instability, the southwestern U.S. faces many environmental and agricultural challenges, which are addressed in a new book.

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Food scientists receive graduate fellowships

Food scientists receive graduate fellowships

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:10 AM

Two graduate students from the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology received 2012 Graduate Fellowship Awards from the Robert Mondavi Industry Partnership Program to support their important work with citrus disease and food safety.

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