Thursday, September 13, 2007: 9:00 AM-2:05 PM
104/105 (Lubbock Memorial Civic Center)
Current Research on Fusarium Wilt, a Reemerging Threat to Cotton Production
In the last fourteen years, Fusarium wilt has reemerged as a significant threat to cotton production. In Australia, substantial losses have been incurred since a new lineage of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum (FOV) was found in 1993. In California, FOV race 4, previously reported from Asia, has caused considerable damage since its discovery in 2001. Speakers in this symposium will present a broad range of topics related to this disease: epidemiology/disease management, host resistance/breeding, fungal evolution, and molecular host-plant interactions.
Organizer:Dr. Rebecca Bennett
9:00 AMIntroductory Remarks
9:05 AMCurrent Status of Fusarium Wilt in the United States and Future Challenges
Dr. Patrick D. Colyer
9:35 AMIntegrated Disease Management for Fusarium Wilt of Cotton in Australia
Dr. Stephen J. Allen
10:05 AMFusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum Race 4 in California
Dr. Rebecca S. Bennett, Dr. R. Michael Davis, Dr. Robert B. Hutmacher
10:35 AMOrigin and evolution of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum: A case study in Australia
Dr. Bo Wang, Dr. Curt L. Brubaker, Dr. Jeremy J. Burdon
11:05 AMBreak
12:40 PMBreeding for resistance to a new strain of Fusarium wilt in Australia
Dr. Gregory A. Constable, Mr. Peter E. Reid, Dr. Warwick N. Stiller
1:10 PMFusarium wilt of Arabidopsis thaliana
Dr. Andrew C. Diener
1:40 PMConcluding Remarks
Sponsor:Plant Pathology and Disease Management

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