Projects 2020-21

Northwest Potato Research Consortium
Cooperative Effort of the Potato Commissions of ID, OR, & WA

Projects -- Growing year 2020, Commission fiscal year 2020-21 

(Contact information for each scientist is listed at the end of this document.)


Plant Pathology/Soil Health

Kasia Duellman       Relationship between in vitro fungicide resistance of Fusarium dry rot pathogens and disease control of Fusarium dry rot in vivo and in the field
 Ken Frost   Using next generation sequencing to characterize the total microbial community in soils associated with seed potato
 Ken Frost   Data mining for crop rotations that predict the occurrence of mefanoxam-resistant Pythium species
Deirdre Griffin LaHue, Tarah Sullivan   Managing the potato microbiome for improved soil and potato health
Markus Kleber, Dave Myrold    "Active Carbon" as a critical control of microbial performance in potato fields
Jeff Miller   Evaluation of phosphorous acid fungicide programs for improved pink rot management
 Jeff Miller, Nora Olsen   Evaluation of new potato varieties for disease susceptibility and relative response to fungicide programs
Kylie Swisher Grimm   Support for the investigation of emerging and persistent potato diseases in the Northwest
Kiwamu Tanaka   Testing environmentally friendly agents to control silver scurf disease
James Woodhall, Phill Wharton, Kasia Duellman, Tim Waters, Lindsey du Toit   A network of spore samplers as an early warning detection system for foliar potato pathogens
James Woodhall, Kiwamu Tanaka, Ken Frost     Developing collaborative modern diagnostic approaches for potato pest and pathogen detection and characterization for the Pacific Northwest



Nematology

 Cynthia Gleason    Identification of potato genes responsible for susceptibility to Meloidogyne chitwoodi
 Cynthia Gleason   An investigation into the potential for broad-spectrum resistance against plant parasitic nematodes in potato
Louise-Marie Dandurand, Joe
Kuhl, Allan Caplan, Fangming
Xiao, Inga Zasada 
  Functional Genomics of Solanum sisymbriifolium (Litchi Tomato) Immunity for PCN Eradication
 Inga Zasada   Development of a multiplex real-time PCR assay for the detection and quantification of the root-knot nematodes species important in the production of potato
Alan Schreiber     Development of New Nematicides for Potatoes

Potato Virus

 Aymeric Goyer   Improving detection of PVY-infected plants with  innovative peptide application 
 Aymeric Goyer   Testing genes that have the potential to provide
resistance to PVY
Alex Karasev, Ken Frost   Monitoring the PVY strains in Othello and Hermiston trials
Alex Karasev    ‘Window of susceptibility’ to PVYNTN infection in potato and effect on virus translocation into tubers
Kylie Swisher Grimm, Max
Feldman
      Understanding Tobacco rattle virus epidemiology
through basic and applied assays

Entomology

Rodney Cooper (+Dave
Horton, Kylie Swisher Grimm), Dave Crowder, Ken Frost
    Molecular and landscape approaches to understanding beet leafhopper and potato purple top disease in the Columbia Basin
 Rodney Cooper    Development of a sex pheromone lure to detect low-level populations of wireworms
 Rodney Cooper   Role of vector saliva in pathogen transmission 
 Alan Schreiber   Development of Crop Protection Chemicals for Pacific Northwest Potatoes
 Tim Waters   Quantifying Crop Safety and Efficacy when Tank Mixing Insecticides and Fungicides
 Tim Waters    Attempting to Establish the Economic Threshold for Lygus in Potatoes and Determining Efficacy and Tolerance of Insecticides for Control of Lygus

Cropping Systems, Plant Physiology

 Roy Navarre, Mark Pavek   Determination of factors that regulate tuber
glycoalkaloid content 
 Mark Pavek    Improving Potato Value and Quality by Refining Irrigation Recommendations 
Ray Qin, Sagar Sathuvalli, Rhett Spear   Evaluation of Potassium Requirement for Different Potato Varieties

 

Breeding/Variety Development

 

WSU Postharvest Physiology (vacant position)

   Postharvest Quality of Clones in the Western Regional Potato Variety Development Program
 Mark Pavek   In-Field Testing to Identify New Potato Varieties and Best Management Practices for Growers
Rhett Spear, Rich Novy, Mike Thornton     Breeding and Selecting Russet and Specialty Varieties with Improved Tuber Qualities, Disease and Pest Resistance, and Sustainability 
Rhett Spear, Nora Olsen   Storage Requirements for New and “Potential Release” Cultivars for the Potato Industry
Sgar Sathuvalli, Brian Charlton, Clint Shock    Genetic Improvement and Cultivar Development of Russet, Chip and Specialty Potatoes for the PNW Potato Industry
Sagar Sathuvalli, Cynthia Gleason, Kelly Vining, Max Feldman   Breeding for Resistance to Columbia Root-Knot Nematode: Introgression of new sources of resistance and development of genomic resources
Max Feldman, Sagar
Sathuvalli 
   Identifying molecular genetic markers linked to Tobacco Rattle Virus tolerance and other critical processing traits

 

Funded Scientists: Growing year 2020, Commission fiscal year 2020-21

Scientist Name     Affiliation/Institution
 Allan Caplan   University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Brian Charlton  

Oregon State University, Klamath Falls, OR

Rodney Cooper  

USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Wapato, WA

Dave Crowder  

Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Louise-Marie Dandurand  

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Kasia Duellman  

University of Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID

Lindsey duToit  

Washington State University, Mount Vernon WA

Max Feldman  

USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Prosser WA

Ken Frost  

Oregon State University, Hermiston, OR

Cynthia Gleason  

Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Aymeric Goyer  

Oregon State University, Hermiston, OR

Deirdre Griffin LaHue  

Washington State University, Mount Vernon, WA

Dave Horton  

USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Wapato, WA

Alex Karasev  

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Marus Kleber  

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Joe Kuhl  

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Jeff Miller  

Miller Research, Rupert, ID

Dave Myrold  

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Roy Navarre  

USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Prosser WA

Rich Novy  

USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Aberdeen, ID

Nora Olsen  

University of Idaho, Kimberly, ID

Mark Pavek  

Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Ray Qin  

Oregon State University, Hermiston, OR

Sagar Sathuvalli  

Oregon State University, Hermiston, OR

Alan Schreiber  

Agriculture Development Group, Inc., Eltopia, WA 509-539-4537; aschreib@centurytel.net

Rhett Spear  

University of Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID

Tara Sullivan  

Washington State University, Pullman WA

Kylie Swisher Grimm  

USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Prosser WA

Kiwamu Tanaka  

Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Mike Thornton  

University of Idaho, Parma, ID

Kelly Vining  

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Tim Waters  

Washington State University, Pasco, W

Phill Wharton  

University of Idaho, Aberdeen, ID

Jonathan Whitworth  

USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Aberdeen, ID

James Woodhall  

University of Idaho, Parma, ID

Fangming Xiao  

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Inga Zasada  

USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Corvallis, OR


 

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