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Summers Scholarships: Can insects spread cotton plant diseases in Australia?

Verticillium wilt is a major disease in Australian cotton production systems. This investment will assess the potential for insects to act as vectors for Verticillium through ingestion of conidia and subsequent excretion of viable conidia in faeces.

Project date

13 Jan 2020-6 Mar 2020
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Principal investigator

Roisin Concannon

Project led by

Cotton

Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) delivers outcomes in cotton research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian …

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  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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  • Start date

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  • Research organisations

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI), Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF), The University of Queensland (UQ), University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

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